Cummings (left) playing for Hibernian in 2016
|Full name||Jason Steven Cummings|
|Date of birth||1 August 1995|
|Place of birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2007–2012||Heart of Midlothian|
|2018||→ Rangers (loan)||15||(2)|
|2018–2019||→ Peterborough United (loan)||22||(6)|
|2019||→ Luton Town (loan)||5||(1)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 21:30, 30 April 2021 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:39, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
Jason Steven Cummings (born 1 August 1995) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Dundee.
Cummings started his professional career with Hibernian, making 16 appearances and scoring twice in the 2013–14 season. He was their top goalscorer over each of the next three seasons, scoring more than 20 goals each season, making him the first player to achieve this feat for over 50 years. These goals helped Hibs win the Scottish Cup in 2016 and promotion in 2017.
He moved to Nottingham Forest in June 2017, but has not played regularly for their first team. Cummings was loaned to Rangers in January 2018, Peterborough United in July 2018 and Luton Town in January 2019. He made his first full international appearance for Scotland in November 2017.
Cummings grew up a Hearts fan and attended Tynecastle High School.He played for local boys team Hutchison Vale and then joined the Hearts youth program. After struggling with injuries, Cummings was released by Hearts in 2012. After an impressive season with Hutchison Vale he was signed by Hibernian in the summer of 2013. Cummings made his debut senior appearance for Hibernian in a Scottish Premiership match against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in November 2013. Cummings scored his first career goals on 21 May 2014, netting twice as Hibernian won 2–0 against Hamilton Academical in the first leg of the promotion/relegation play-off. Hibs lost the return match 2–0 and Cummings missed the decisive kick in the penalty shoot-out, which resulted in Hibs being relegated to the Scottish Championship.
Cummings won the SPFL Young Player of the Month award for September 2014, after his two goals helped Hibs to beat Rangers in Glasgow.On 16 February 2016, Cummings became the first Hibs player to score in four consecutive Edinburgh derbies for 42 years after scoring the winner against Hearts in a Scottish Cup 4th round replay. On 16 April 2016, Cummings missed a penalty kick with a Panenka attempt in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Dundee United, which ended goalless, although he later scored the winning kick in the penalty shoot-out. He then played the first 65 minutes of the final, assisting Anthony Stokes' opening goal as Hibs won 3–2 against Rangers.
During the 2016 close season, Cummings signed a new four-year contract with Hibs. million for Cummings in August 2016, but this proposal was rejected. He netted the winner in a 1–0 win Tannadice on 10 March 2017, and in doing so became the first Hibernian player to score more than twenty goals in three successive seasons since Joe Baker between 1957 and 1961. On 15 April, Hibs clinched the title and achieved promotion back to the Scottish Premiership after beating Queen of the South 3–0 at Easter Road. Later that day, Cummings tweeted that they had fulfilled his promise to return the team to the top flight. Cummings was nominated by PFA Scotland in their Young Player of the Year and Championship Player of the Year awards for 2016–17.Peterborough United offered Hibs £1.2
Cummings signed a three-year contract with Nottingham Forest on 17 June 2017, moving for an undisclosed fee.As part of the deal Cummings former clubs Heart of Midlothian and Hutchison Vale were awarded a solidarity fee, due to his youth development. He scored his first goal for Forest on his debut in a 2–1 EFL Cup win against Shrewsbury Town on 8 August 2017.
Cummings was loaned to Scottish Premiership side Rangers in January 2018 for the rest of the season, with Rangers holding an option to make the transfer permanent.He made his competitive debut for the club on 24 January, in a 2–0 win against Aberdeen. Cummings was one of four players to make their first appearance for Rangers in that game. He scored his first goal for Rangers four days later, in a 2–1 win at Ross County. On 4 March, Cummings scored a hat-trick for Rangers in a Scottish Cup quarter-final against Falkirk.
On 13 July 2018, Cummings moved on a season-long loan to EFL League One side Peterborough United.After a strong start, scoring six goals in his first five league games, Cummings began to struggle for goals and his loan was terminated by Peterborough on 30 January 2019.
Later that month, Cummings was loaned to League One leaders Luton Town.He scored his first goal for Luton on 6 April 2019, coming on as a substitute against Blackpool, netting an equaliser in the 86th minute with the game finishing 2–2.
On 2 September 2019, it was announced that Cummings had signed for League One side Shrewsbury Town for an undisclosed fee. –2 draw with Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round.He made his debut for the club on 14 September, coming on as a 68th-minute substitute for Daniel Udoh away at A.F.C. Wimbledon, and five minutes later, he scored the equaliser in a 1–1 draw. Cummings scored in wins against Southend United and Sunderland, but minor injuries and illnesses over Christmas 2019 meant he was largely used as a substitute during January 2020. On 26 January 2020, Cummings came off the bench to net twice in a 2
On 28 January 2021, Cummings returned to Scotland to sign with Dundee, on a deal until the summer of 2022.Despite only joining in January, Cummings would finish the season as Dundee's joint-top league scorer, and played an important role in helping the club win the Premiership play-offs and gaining promotion to the Premiership.
Cummings played for the Scotland under-19 and under-21 teams. He received his first call-up to the senior Scotland squad in November 2017.He made his first full international appearance that month, in a friendly against the Netherlands.
Cummings is of Australian descent due to his mother. In July 2019, Australia manager Graham Arnold said that he wanted Cummings to represent them, which could be done as he had only played two friendlies for Scotland.In September 2019, Cummings told The Sun newspaper he was considering switching from Scotland to Australia and had already spoken with Socceroos assistant manager Rene Meulensteen.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|Rangers (loan)||2017–18||Scottish Premiership||15||2||3||4||—||—||—||18||6|
|Peterborough United (loan)||2018–19||League One||22||6||4||0||1||0||—||2||2||29||8|
|Luton Town (loan)||2018–19||League One||5||1||—||—||—||—||5||1|
|Shrewsbury Town||2019–20||League One||24||4||6||2||1||1||—||0||0||31||7|
Liam Vaughan Henry Fontaine is an English footballer, who plays as a defender for Dundee. He previously played in the English leagues for Fulham, Yeovil Town and Bristol City, and in the Scottish leagues for Kilmarnock, Hibernian and Ross County.
David Peter Gray is a Scottish footballer, who plays as a right-back for Hibernian, where he is also the current club captain. He represented Scotland at both under-19 and under-21 level.
Lewis Stevenson is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Scottish Premiership club Hibernian as a left-back or a midfielder. He is currently the longest serving player at the club, having made his debut in September 2005. Stevenson is the only Hibs player ever to have won both the Scottish League Cup and the Scottish Cup, doing so in 2007 and 2016 respectively. He made his first full international appearance for Scotland in May 2018.
Andrew Murray Shinnie is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Charlton Athletic of League One.
Christopher Dagnall is an English professional footballer who most recently played for National League club Yeovil Town.
James McPake is a retired professional footballer. He is currently the manager of Dundee. McPake played for Livingston, Greenock Morton, Coventry City, Hibernian and Dundee. He mainly played as a defender, although he started his career as a forward. McPake played once for Northern Ireland, in 2012.
Paul Thomas Hanlon is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Scottish Premiership club Hibernian and the Scotland national team. He began his senior career with Hibernian, making his debut in 2008, and has gone to make over 420 appearances for the club. He also briefly played for St Johnstone on loan during the 2008–09 season.
Fraser Anderson Fyvie is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Scottish League One side Cove Rangers. He previously played for Aberdeen, Wigan Athletic, Hibernian, and Dundee United, and has represented Scotland at the under-15, under-17, under-19, and under-21 levels. Fyvie is part of a rare group of players to lift both the Scottish Cup and FA Cup.
James Steven Collins is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Championship club Cardiff City and the Republic of Ireland national team. Starting his career at Aston Villa, he did not break through to the first team and has since represented a number of teams in the English Football League and the Scottish Premiership.
Mark Thomas Oxley is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for League Two club Southend United.
Darren McGregor is a Scottish footballer who plays for Scottish Premiership club Hibernian.
Callum Booth is a Scottish footballer, who plays as a left-back for St Johnstone. Booth, who joined Hibernian aged 10, played for the youth team that won a league and cup double in 2009. After loan spells with Arbroath and Brechin City in 2010, he broke into the Hibernian first team in 2011. He was selected less frequently during 2012 and was loaned to Livingston for the 2012–13 season and then to Raith Rovers the following season. Booth moved to Partick Thistle in January 2015, initially on loan. After three years at Firhill he signed for Dundee United in May 2018, leaving the club in August 2019.
Joseph Peter Newell is an English professional footballer who plays for Scottish Premiership club Hibernian as a midfielder. Newell has previously played for Peterborough United, St Albans City and Rotherham United.
Dylan McGeouch is a Scottish footballer, who plays for Aberdeen as a midfielder. McGeouch, who has previously played for Celtic, Coventry City, Hibernian and Sunderland, made his first full international appearance for Scotland in May 2018.
Samuel Stanton is a Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder and is currently signed to Dundalk FC. He has also previously played for Dundee United. Hibernian, Cowdenbeath, Livingston and Dumbarton on loan, and represented Scotland at youth international level.
Jason Naismith is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Scottish Premiership club Ross County. Naismith has previously played for St Mirren, Greenock Morton, Cowdenbeath, Peterborough United and Hibernian. He has also represented Scotland in youth internationals, including one game at under-21 level.
Martin Callie Boyle is a Scottish-Australian professional footballer, who plays for Scottish Premiership club Hibernian and the Australia national team. He is a right sided winger, who is also capable of playing as a forward. Boyle previously played for Montrose and Dundee.
John McGinn is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Aston Villa and the Scotland national team. McGinn previously played for St Mirren and Hibernian, and also represented Scotland at the under-19 and under-21 levels. He made his full international debut in March 2016.
Greg Alexander Docherty is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for League One club Hull City as a midfielder. He has previously played for Hamilton Academical, Rangers, Shrewsbury Town and Hibernian.
Sean Mackie is a Scottish footballer who plays as a left-back for Hibernian. Mackie has previously played for Raith Rovers, Berwick Rangers, Edinburgh City and Dundee.