Bryan Prunty

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Bryan Prunty
Personal information
Full nameBryan Prunty
Date of birth (1983-01-12) 12 January 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Airdrie, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
 –2002 Celtic
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2002–2004 Celtic 0 (0)
2004 Aberdeen 18 (2)
2004–2005 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 27 (2)
2005–2008 Airdrie United 85 (22)
2008–2009 Ayr United 41 (15)
2009–2010Stirling Albion (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2011 Alloa Athletic 47 (16)
2011–2014 Dumbarton 99 (31)
2014–2016 Airdrieonians 58 (18)
2016–2018 Arbroath 32 (2)
2018 East Kilbride
2018 BSC Glasgow
2018 Cumbernauld United
National team
2003 Scotland U20 1 (1)
2004 Scotland U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 12:57, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:27, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Bryan Prunty (born 12 January 1983) is a retired Scottish footballer [1] who is currently on the backroom staff at Scottish League One club Airdrieonians.

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Career

Club

Prunty began his career with Celtic, but he failed to make a senior appearance. In January 2004, he moved to fellow Scottish Premier League club Aberdeen, [2] making his senior debut in a Scottish Cup replay victory against Dundee on 21 January 2004. [3] His first senior goal came on 27 March 2004 in a 3–1 defeat against Kilmarnock. [4] At the end of the 2003–04 season, Prunty was told by manager Jimmy Calderwood that he could leave the club. [5]

On 6 August 2004, Prunty signed for Inverness Caledonian Thistle. [6] A year later he joined Airdrie United [7] where he was recognised as the club's 2005–06 Player of the Year. Prunty then signed for Airdrie's Second Division rivals Ayr United in May 2008. [8] In May 2009, he was recognised by his fellow professionals as 2nd Division player of the year for 2008–2009. [9]

Prunty spent part of the 2009–10 season on loan at Stirling Albion. [10] It was widely believed Prunty would sign permanently for Stirling in January 2010, but instead he was snapped up by Alloa Athletic. [11] Prunty scored on his Alloa debut in a 2–0 win over Stenhousemuir. [12]

On 16 May 2011, Prunty then joined Dumbarton. [13] In February 2012, he scored an overhead kick against Stenhousemuir which was voted as SFL Goal of the Month, [14] then a year later won the same award after scoring a stunning overhead bicycle kick from the edge of the box in a match against Livingston in February 2013, which was reported to have been viewed so many times it caused the Livingston club website to crash. [15] The goal was also voted Goal of the Season at both the PFA Scotland and Scottish Football League end of season awards. [16] [17] On 16 May 2013, Prunty agreed a new one-year contract with Dumbarton. [18] In May 2014 Prunty agreed a new one-year deal with Dumbarton. [19]

Despite only signing a new deal in May 2014, Prunty joined Scottish League One Airdrieonians on August 30, 2014. [20] He left the club in May 2016 after it was announced Airdrie would be operating full-time from June 2016, signing for Scottish League Two side Arbroath shortly after. [21] After 18 months with the Red Lichties, Prunty signed for Lowland League side East Kilbride in January 2018. [22] After five months with EK, he joined fellow Lowland League side BSC Glasgow in June 2018. [23] He only spent a short period with BSC before joining Scottish Junior Football Association side Cumbernauld United. [24]

Coaching career

Prunty left Cumbernauld United in November 2018 to join the coaching staff at Airdrieonians, working alongside former manager Ian Murray. [25]

International

Prunty played and scored for the Scotland Under-20 side in 2003 against Portugal. [26] He also played three times for the Under-21 side in 2004. [27]

Career statistics

As of match played 28 April 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeague Scottish Cup League Cup OtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Aberdeen 2003–04 [28] Premier League 1824000222
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2004–05 [29] Premier League 1721010192
Airdrie United 2005–06 [30] First Division 311530001 [lower-alpha 1] 03515
2006–07 [31] 252102100283
2007–08 [32] Second Division 29530006 [lower-alpha 2] 1386
Total852270217110124
Ayr United 2008–09 [33] Second Division 311521205 [lower-alpha 3] 14017
2009–10 [34] First Division 10000101 [lower-alpha 1] 0120
Total41152130615217
Stirling Albion (loan) 2009–10 [34] Second Division 300030
Alloa Athletic 2009–10 [34] Second Division 188002 [lower-alpha 4] 0208
2010–11 [35] 29810102 [lower-alpha 5] 0338
Total47161010405316
Dumbarton 2011–12 [36] Second Division 331400101 [lower-alpha 1] 13515
2012–13 [37] First Division 34111021003712
2013–14 [38] Championship 30641201 [lower-alpha 1] 0377
2014–15 [39] 2000201 [lower-alpha 1] 050
Total993151713111434
Airdrieonians 2014–15 [39] League One 301420003214
2015–16 [40] 28421201 [lower-alpha 1] 0335
Total58184120106519
Arbroath 2016–17 [41] League Two 28210401 [lower-alpha 1] 0342
2017–18 [42] League One 8010101 [lower-alpha 1] 0110
Total362205020472
Career total404108263212233476116
  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. Two appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup; four appearances and a goal in the First Division play-offs
  3. One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup; four appearances and a goal in the First Division play-offs
  4. Appearances in the First Division play-offs
  5. Appearances in the Second Division play-offs

Honours

Arbroath

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