John Rankin - Player Profile


Born:June 27th, 1983 (Bellshill)
Height:5ft 8in
Position:Midfielder
Signed:July 10th, 2003
First Manager:Alex Smith
Career Stats: 124 appearances, 21 goals
Full Debut: July 12th, 2003 - Lossiemouth 0 - 7 Ross County (Friendly - )
First Goal: July 23rd, 2003 - Elgin City 1 - 1 Ross County (Friendly - )
Also Played For:Dundee United, Hibernian, Inverness Caledonian Thistle

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2005/06  Division One 43 13 0.30 0 0 39.5% 34.9% 25.6%
 2004/05  Division One 36 (2) 1 0.03 1 0 39.5% 23.7% 36.8%
 2003/04  Division One 42 (1) 7 0.16 0 0 37.2% 30.2% 32.6%
121 (3) 21 0.17

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Apr 29th, 2006 League  (A)  vs. Hamilton Academical 0 - 0
 Apr 22nd, 2006 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie United 0 - 1
 Apr 15th, 2006 League  (A)  vs. Clyde 0 - 2
 Apr 8th, 2006 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 0 - 2
 Apr 4th, 2006 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 0 - 0
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Jan 21st, 2006 League  (H)  vs. Queen of the South 3 - 1
 Jan 2nd, 2006 League  (H)  vs. Brechin City 2 - 0
 Nov 26th, 2005 League  (A)  vs. Queen of the South 3 - 2
 Nov 19th, 2005 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 3 - 0
 Nov 12th, 2005 League  (A)  vs. Brechin City 4 - 1

Rankin began his career with English Premier League club Manchester United, but did not make any first team appearances.

After unsuccessful trials with a number of Scottish Premier League sides, he joined Scottish First Division side Ross County in 2003, going on to make over 100 league appearances for the Dingwall club and receiving two league Player of the Year awards.

He moved to Highland derby rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle for a reported fee of 65,000 in 2006, making him one of several players to have played for both Highland clubs.

In January 2008, Rankin moved to Hibernian for a fee of 110,000.

Rankin signed a two-year deal with Dundee United on 17 May 2011, on 26th February he agreed a 2 year contract extension.

He represented Scotland B once, in a match against Turkey B in 2006, while he was a Ross County player.

 Goals Scored
Jul 23rd, 2003 Friendly  (A)  vs. Elgin 1 - 1 (35')
Aug 2nd, 2003 Challenge Cup  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 2 - 1 (80')
Sep 13th, 2003 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 0 (88')
Oct 4th, 2003 League  (A)  vs. Clyde 2 - 2 (22')
Nov 29th, 2003 League  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 3 - 1 (82')
Nov 29th, 2003 League  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 3 - 1 (27')
Dec 27th, 2003 League  (A)  vs. St Mirren 1 - 1 (90')
Feb 15th, 2005 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Clyde 1 - 2 (17')
Jul 30th, 2005 Challenge Cup  (H)  vs. Montrose 2 - 1 (45')
Aug 6th, 2005 League  (H)  vs. Clyde 3 - 1 (2')
Oct 7th, 2005 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie Utd 2 - 2 (36')
Oct 29th, 2005 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 1 (4')
Nov 5th, 2005 League  (A)  vs. Stranraer 3 - 2 (82')
Nov 12th, 2005 League  (A)  vs. Brechin City 4 - 1 (41')
Nov 19th, 2005 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 3 - 0 (8')
Nov 19th, 2005 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 3 - 0 (64')
Nov 19th, 2005 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 3 - 0 (41')
Nov 26th, 2005 League  (A)  vs. Queen of Sth 3 - 2 (87')
Jan 2nd, 2006 League  (H)  vs. Brechin City 2 - 0 (45')
Jan 2nd, 2006 League  (H)  vs. Brechin City 2 - 0 (28')
Jan 21st, 2006 League  (H)  vs. Queen of Sth 3 - 1 (49')

 Hat-Tricks
Nov 19th, 2005 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 3 - 0 (3 goals)