18 September 2010

Bryan Gilfillan

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Name: Bryan James Gilfillan
Born: 14 September 1984, Cardenden (Scotland)
Height: 6.00 ft
Weight:
Position: Midfielder

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 9 Under-21 Caps / 1 Goal.
Club Honours: (with Gretna) Scottish Third Division Champion 2004/05; (with Peterhead) Scottish League Two Champion 2013/14.

Club Career:
Teams.............. --Seasons-- Signed --Fee-- --League-- FA Cup FL Cup Other
Inverness C Thistle 01/02-02/03 Oct-00 ..Youth ..0 (3)/ 0
Brora Rangers...... 01/02 ..... Oct-01 ...Loan (Highland Football League)
Cowdenbeath........ 03/04-04/05 Jul-03 ...Free .33 (1)/ 7 3(0)/1 3(0)/1 1(1)/0
Gretna............. 04/05-05/06 Aug-04 £10,000 .21 (5)/ 6 2(0)/0
Stranraer.......... 05/06 ..... Jan-06 ...Loan .14 (1)/ 0 ............. 1(0)/0
Peterhead.......... 06/07 ..... Aug-06 ...Free .31 (4)/ 1 1(0)/0 2(0)/0
Cowdenbeath........ 07/08 ..... Aug-07 ...Free .24 (1)/ 2 1(0)/0 1(0)/0
Sunshine Coast Fire 2008 ...... Apr-08 ...Free (Queensland State League)
Annan Athletic..... 08/09 ..... Dec-08 ...Free ..6 (0)/ 0
Sunshine Coast Fire 2009 ...... Feb-09 ...Free (Queensland State League)
Annan Athletic..... 09/10-11/12 Jul-09 ...Free .71(15)/12 ...... 2(0)/0 5(2)/2
Clyde ............. 12/13 ..... Aug-12 .. Free. 16 (1)/ 3
Peterhead United .. 12/13-14/15 Jan-13 ........ 41(18)/ 7 0(1)/0 0(2)/0 4(2)/0
Airdrieonians ..... 14/15- date Jan-15

Biography:
Scottish-born midfielder Bryan Gilfillan qualified to play for Northern Ireland through his Ballymoney-born parents. He began his career at Inverness Caledonian Thistle, but was released after just three substitute appearances and he signed a part-time deal with Third Division Cowdenbeath in 2003. He proved a useful goalscoring midfielder with the Blue Brazil, so earning a move to big-spending Gretna early in the 2004/05 season.

It was his performances as Gretna stormed to the Division Three title that earned Gilfillan a surprise call-up to the Northern Ireland Under-21 squad, and he made his debut in a 2-1 win over Scotland in February 2005. Such was the excitement within Gretna over a first international call-up for one of their players, that millionaire owner Brooks Mileson flew a 28-person party over to the game in Belfast!

Gilfillan lost his place in the Gretna firstteam due to injury and a dip in form and played no part as they stormed to another promotion in 2005/06 season. Instead, he played much of that season in the (higher level) First Division with Stranraer and in the summer of 2006 he joined Peterhead. Throughout this time, when fit, he was a regular Under-21 international.

Since 2006 Gilfillan has led something of a nomadic footballing career, taking in several lower-league Scottish teams as well as a spells playing in Australia.

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Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
08-02-2005 Scotland....... H W 2-1 FR
16-08-2005 Rep. of Ireland H D 2-2 FR
06-02-2006 Israel......... A W 1-0 FR
28-02-2006 Wales.......... A W 1-0 FR
12-04-2006 Leichtenstein.. A W 4-1 ECQ 1 goal
10-05-2006 Leichtenstein.. H W 4-0 ECQ
16-05-2006 Scotland....... H W 1-0 FR
16-08-2006 Romania........ A L 0-3 ECQ
01-09-2006 Germany........ H L 2-3 ECQ

Summary: 9/1. Won 6, Drew 1, Lost 2.

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