Ross Cunningham

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Ross Cunningham
Personal information
Date of birth (1998-05-23) 23 May 1998 (age 21)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Clyde
(on loan from Hamilton Academical)
Youth career
Hamilton Academical
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2015– Hamilton Academical 21 (3)
2018–2019Forfar Athletic (loan) 10 (1)
2020–Clyde (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2013 Scotland U15 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 00:54, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

Ross Cunningham (born 23 May 1998) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Hamilton Academical, as a forward.

Contents

Club career

Having been with the club as a youth player for several years, [1] Cunningham made his senior debut for Hamilton Academical on 14 May 2016. [2] He signed a new two-year contract with Accies later that month. [3]

Cunningham was loaned to Scottish League One club Forfar Athletic in September 2018. [4] He scored a goal on his debut appearance for Forfar, in a 3–1 defeat to Arbroath on 15 September. [5] He returned to Hamilton in January 2019, [6] then suffered an ankle injury which ruled him out for the rest of the season. [7] [8] In June 2019 he signed a contract extension with Hamilton, until summer 2020. [9]

He scored his first goals for the club in the early-season group stage of the 2019–20 Scottish League Cup, [7] [8] then registered his first in the Scottish Premiership with a late penalty to secure a 2–1 win over Livingston. [10]

On 5 February 2020, Cunningham moved on loan to Clyde for the remainder of the season. [11]

International career

Cunningham was selected for Scotland training squads at under-14 level in 2012, [1] and made three appearances at under-15 level in 2013. [12]

Career statistics

As of 6 February 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeague Scottish Cup League Cup OtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Hamilton Academical 2015–16 [13] Scottish Premiership 1000000010
2016–17 [14] 2010100040
2017–18 [15] 6010000070
2018–19 [5] 3000200050
2019–20 [16] 93003400127
Total213206400297
Forfar Athletic (loan) 2018–19 [5] Scottish League One 101000000101
Clyde (loan) 2019–20 [16] Scottish League One 0000000000
Career total314206400398

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References

  1. 1 2 "Booth names under-14 squad for training camp". Scottish Junior Football Association. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  2. "Partick Thistle 2–2 Hamilton Academical". BBC Sport. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  3. "Cunningham and Tierney Extend Contracts". Hamilton Academical F.C. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  4. Forfar Athletic F.C. [@ForfarAthletic] (15 September 2018). "Welcome to the Loons Ross Cunningham. Great to have you on the team. ⚽️🤝 #Loons #Forfar #FAFC" (Tweet). Retrieved 8 October 2018 via Twitter.
  5. 1 2 3 "Games played by Ross Cunningham in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  6. Hamilton Academical F.C. [@acciesfc] (16 January 2019). "Midfielder @ross_xunningham temporary transfer at Forfar has ended, and he returns to us, added back into squad" (Tweet). Retrieved 16 January 2019 via Twitter.
  7. 1 2 Ross Cunningham and Brian Rice post match Saturday, Hamilton Academical FC, 20 July 2019
  8. 1 2 Hamilton Accies kid Ross Cunningham wants to be fans' new hero, Daily Record, 1 August 2019
  9. "Contract Extension News « Hamilton Academical Football Club". www.hamiltonacciesfc.co.uk.
  10. Hamilton 2–1 Livingston: Alston and Cunningham help Accies come from behind to win, The Scotsman, 28 September 2019
  11. "LOAN SIGNING: Ross Cunningham". Clyde F.C. 5 February 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  12. Ross Cunningham at the Scottish Football Association
  13. "Games played by Ross Cunningham in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  14. "Games played by Ross Cunningham in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  15. "Games played by Ross Cunningham in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  16. 1 2 "Games played by Ross Cunningham in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 July 2019.