|Date of birth||22 March 1977|
|Place of birth||Dunbeg, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|1999||→ Inverness CT (loan)||103||(58)|
|2003–2006||Heart of Midlothian||57||(11)|
|2005–2006||→ Inverness CT (loan)||27||(8)|
|2009–2010||→ Queen of the South (loan)||7||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 27 November 2014|
Dennis Wyness (born 22 March 1977) is a retired Scottish footballer. He played either as an attacking midfielder or as a striker.
He has previously played for Aberdeen, Inverness CT, Hearts, St Mirren, Queen of the South, Dumbarton, Peterhead, Elgin City and Huntly.
Notably, Wyness scored over 100 goals for Inverness during two spells with the club.
Wyness began his career at Aberdeen,where he originally played as a midfielder. He was used sparingly as a squad player by several managers, until Ebbe Skovdahl allowed him to go on loan to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 1999, where he played as a midfielder, then as a striker. Wyness signed a permanent contract for Caley Thistle in January 2000. However, during his first twelve months at the club he struggled to make an impact, and was eventually transfer-listed by then-manager Steve Paterson. This provided Wyness with a huge incentive to fight his way back into the team and he responded to his transfer listing by beginning to score goals almost immediately. He was eventually taken off the transfer list in December 2000, and soon became a firm favourite of the Caley Thistle supporters.
Wyness was Caley Thistle's top scorer of season 2000–01, with 24 league goals. The following season, he netted 18 times in the league and, in season 2001–02, established a strike partnership with Paul Ritchie which resulted in 37 league goals between the two of them that season. In March 2003 he also scored the only goal of the game as Caley Thistle once again sent Celtic crashing out of the Scottish Cup.
Wyness's excellent performances in front of goal earned him a move to Heart of Midlothian in the summer of 2003.Wyness found it hard to break into the Hearts team and was only occasionally used by Levein. He fared better under Craig Levein's successor, John Robertson, who had also managed him at Caley Thistle, but when Robertson was replaced by George Burley in 2005 Wyness once again found himself out of favour. He returned on loan to Caley Thistle and he signed a pre-contract agreement in January 2006 to rejoin the Inverness club on a permanent basis. In late May 2006, once his Hearts contract expired, he signed a two-year deal with Caley Thistle.
Wyness holds the Inverness Caledonian Thistle scoring record, with a total of 101 goals. He netted his 100th goal for Inverness against his first club, Aberdeen.
In May 2008, Wyness agreed a two-year deal to join St Mirren.Wyness scored the first goal for the Buddies at their new ground named St. Mirren Park, in a match against Kilmarnock.
On 25 September 2009 Dumfries club Queen of the South announced Wyness had joined on a three-month loan deal.Wyness netted a debut goal a day later in the 4–1 win away to Dunfermline Athletic that put Queens top of the table. Wyness returned to St. Mirren after making seven appearances and scoring two goals for Queens.
On 25 January 2010, St. Mirren announced Wyness was free to find himself another club, and he was later released from his contract.Wyness then signed for Second Division club Dumbarton until the end of the 2009–10 season.
Wyness then signed for Peterhead for the 2010–11 season.
Wyness signed for Elgin City during the 2012 summer transfer window.He scored his first goal for the club in an incredible 7–5 home loss in the first round of the 2012–13 Ramsden's Cup against Arbroath.
After Elgin, he went on to play for Buckie Thistle in the 2015/16 season, and then signed for Huntly F.C. in 2016.
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