Gary Mackay-Steven

Gary Mackay-Steven was born in Thurso on 31 August 1990 (age 29). Follow @Gary__11 on Twitter.

Gary Mackay-Steven · Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

On 16 January 2015, Mackay-Steven signed a pre-contract agreement to join Celtic at the end of the season on the expiry of his Dundee United contract. In the January transfer window, he had been pursued by Nigel Clough, manager of English League One club Sheffield United, who made three bids up to £100,000 while Dundee United wanted a minimum of £250,000. On the transfer deadline day, 2 February, Celtic made an offer of £250,000 and the move was completed immediately, with his Dundee United teammate Stuart Armstrong joining in a separate deal at the same time. Five days later, the pair watched from the stands as Celtic won 2–0 at Dundee F.C. in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.

Mackay-Steven made his debut on 11 February away to Partick Thistle, scoring after 37 seconds in a 3–0 victory. His first goal at Celtic Park came on 1 March as the third in a 4–0 win over Aberdeen, with a shot from 20 yards. On 15 March Celtic won the Scottish League Cup Final against Dundee United, but Mackay-Steven was cup-tied, having already represented Dundee United in the tournament that season.

After struggling to get into the Celtic first team, Mackay-Steven was sold to Aberdeen in July 2017.

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Daily Star · 12h

Former Dundee United star admits stealing £62 worth of KFC to impress team-mates

New York City winger Gary Mackay-Steven, who used to play for Celtic and Aberdeen too, once whizzed away from KFC in his car with an avalanche of food...

Open Goal · Jan 20

209: Si Ferry Meets. Gary Mackay-Steven | Liverpool, Dundee Utd, Celtic, Aberdeen & New York

GMS is back in town and we took the opportunity to sit down with the winger from Thurso to chat through his career so far.

Open Goal · Jan 20

Si Ferry Meets. Gary Mackay-Steven | Liverpool, Dundee Utd, Celtic, Aberdeen & New York

Watch “Si Ferry Meets. Gary Mackay-Steven | Liverpool, Dundee Utd, Celtic, Aberdeen & New York” by Open Goal.

The Celtic Star · Jan 17

Photo: Big Apple Reunion for Ex-Celtic Pair

New New York City FC manager Ronny Deila was reunited with Gary Mackay-Steven as the pair step up preparations for the beginning of the MLS season.

67HailHail · Jan 17

“This is so beautiful” – Some Celtic fans find joy in American social media post

The Celtic support seem pretty pleased at the fact that Ronny Deila and Gary Mackay-Steven have been reunited at New York City – judging by the replies from some Hoops fans to a social media post...

Celts Are Here · Jan 16

‘Reunited’ – Club Posts Pic of Unlikely Former Celtic Duo at Work

Well, you couldn’t have made this up before it happened but New York City FC’s social media team posted a picture on Thursday evening which will make a lot of Celtic fans smile...

Evening Times · Dec 6, 2019

Ex-Celt Dedryck Boyata remembers nothing from Betfred Cup final 2018, says Gary Mackay-Steven

Former Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata remembers nothing about last year’s Betfred League Cup win over Aberdeen after his sickening head clash with Gary Mackay-Steven...

Herald Scotland · Dec 6, 2019

Ex-Celt Dedryck Boyata remembers nothing from Betfred Cup final 2018, says Gary Mackay-Steven

Former Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata remembers nothing about last year’s Betfred League Cup win over Aberdeen after his sickening head clash with Gary Mackay-Steven...

Daily Record · Dec 5, 2019

Gary Mackay-Steven reveals Celtic star’s concussion after sickening clash of heads that left him stricken for two months

The gasp-inducing incident came in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup last year...

Celtic Quick News · Nov 15, 2019

‘NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH,’ ARMSTRONG OPENS UP ON £7m EXIT

STUART ARMSTRONG has opened up on the vast contrasts of aiming for silverware with Celtic and scrapping for survival at Southampton.

Evening Times · Sep 30, 2019

Watch: Ex-Celtic star Gary Mackay-Steven celebrates with New York teammates after topping MLS Eastern Conference

This is the moment ex-Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven celebrates with his New York City FC teammates after securing a place in the MLS cup...

Daily Record · Sep 21, 2019

Gary Mackay-Steven opens up on his American dream and why he had to leave Aberdeen

Former Celtic winger has gone stateside to join MLS side New York City...

BBC · Sep 15, 2019

Gary Mackay-Steven: Former Aberdeen & Celtic winger on life in New York

Former Aberdeen & Celtic winger tells BBC Scotland about his whirlwind first few months on and off the pitch with New York City FC...

Inside Futbol · Aug 20, 2019

This Happened – Former Celtic Star Highlights Key Issue During Time At Parkhead

Gary Mackay-Steven has indicated that his time at Celtic could have been different...

The Athletic · Aug 20, 2019

From Thurso to the Big Apple, it hasn’t gone as expected for Gary Mackay-Steven but he’s enjoying the ride

The New York City and former Celtic player is hugely impressed by MLS so far...

Scotzine · Jul 30, 2019

Deadline Headlines: Celtic Misfit’s Glory Debut, Hoops Target ‘Flattered’. Gers Striker Moves, Dons Cash Setback, Killie Eye German Defender

FORMER Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven enjoyed a winning start to his new career at New York City in the MLS when he helped the club to a 3-1 win over Sporting Kansas City...

Daily Record · Jul 25, 2019

Gary Mackay-Steven reveals MLS differences as he prepares to face Johnny Russell

The former Aberdeen and Celtic winger is set to start his first New York City game and already notices differences...

Football League World · Jun 25, 2019

Portsmouth suffer transfer blow as top target snubs Fratton Park switch

Portsmouth have suffered a setback in their quest to sign former Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven, as reported by The Portsmouth News.

67HailHail · Jun 22, 2019

Former Celt closes in on dream move

Former Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven looks like making a dream move to America this summer.

Sports Mole · Jun 20, 2019

Derek McInnes: ‘Gary Mackay-Steven could still stay at Aberdeen’

The former Dundee United and Celtic winger is free to leave Aberdeen...

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