Euan Spark

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Euan Spark
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-11-29) 29 November 1996 (age 24)
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Elgin City
Youth career
2006–2014 Dundee United
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2014–2016 Dundee United 3 (0)
2016Forfar Athletic (loan) 14 (0)
2016–2017 Dunfermline Athletic 0 (0)
2017Berwick Rangers (loan) 16 (0)
2017–2019 Brechin City 53 (0)
2019– Elgin City 30 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 26 December 2020

Euan Spark (born 29 November 1996) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a defender for Elgin City. Spark has previously played for Dundee United, Dunfermline Athletic, Forfar Athletic, Berwick Rangers and Brechin City.

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Early life

Spark was born in Dundee. He grew up in Edzell, Angus, and attended Mearns Academy.

Playing career

Dundee United

After being scouted by Dundee United, he joined the club's youth setup at the age of nine along with Ryan Gauld and John Souttar. [1] Progressing through the various youth levels, Spark signed a professional contract with the club in July 2012. [1] After impressing for th under-20 team, his contract was extended in November 2013 to run until May 2016. [2] [3] Spark made his competitive first team debut for Dundee United as a substitute in a Scottish Premiership match against St Mirren on 30 August 2014. [4]

In February 2016, Spark moved on loan to Scottish League One side Forfar Athletic. [5] He was released by Dundee United at the end of the 2015–16 season, following their relegation from the Scottish Premiership. [6]

Dunfermline Athletic

After leaving Dundee United, Spark appeared as a trialist in three pre-season matches for Scottish Championship team Dunfermline Athletic before signing a one-year contract with them in July 2016. [7] After playing for the Dunfermline development squad, he was loaned out for the remainder of the season to Scottish League Two club Berwick Rangers on 27 January 2017. [8] Upon returning from his loan deal, Spark was subsequently released from Dunfermline after the club decided not to re-apply for the 2017–18 SPFL Development League. [9] [10]

Brechin City

Spark signed for Brechin City in June 2017. [11] He left the club at the end of the 2018–19 season. [12]

Elgin City

On 28 June 2019, Spark signed for Elgin City. [13]

Career statistics

As of 26 December 2020 [14]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeague Scottish Cup League Cup OtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Dundee United 2012–13 [15] Scottish Premier League 0000000000
2013–14 [16] Scottish Premiership 00000000
2014–15 [17] 20000020
2015–16 [18] 10000010
Total3000000030
Forfar Athletic (loan) 2015–16 [18] Scottish League One 140000000140
Dunfermline Athletic 2016–17 [19] Scottish Championship 0000000000
Berwick Rangers (loan) 2016–17 [19] Scottish League Two 160000000160
Brechin City 2017–18 [20] Scottish Championship28010301 [lower-alpha 1] 0330
2018–19 [21] Scottish League One25010301 [lower-alpha 1] 0300
Total530206020630
Elgin City 2019–20 [22] Scottish League Two21120405 [lower-alpha 1] 0321
Elgin City 2020-21 [23] Scottish League Two90004000130
Career total116140140701411
  1. 1 2 3 Appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup

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