David Goodwillie

David Goodwillie, 2011 game against Hamilton Academical

David Goodwillie (* March 28, 1989 in Stirling ) is a Scottish footballer who is currently under contract at Blackburn Rovers, but was borrowed from the 2013/14 season temporarily at Dundee United.


In his youth Goodwillie played for the resident in his home town club Carse Thistle. In 2003 he was discovered during a training camp in Dundee. Then he moved to Dundee United. In March 2005, Goodwillie signed his first professional contract there. Half a year later he came to his first race when he was a substitute in the away game against the Glasgow Rangers just before the end. His first goal he scored on 4 March 2006 at Hibernian Edinburgh. During the season, Goodwillie came to a total of 10 missions, he usually came off the bench in the final minutes.

In October 2006 he signed a contract which tied him for 4 years at the club. In the first round he came to three inserts due to injuries to other strikers. In the second half out but substitute striker has been committed, which meant that Goodwillie was mostly substitute.

After he was also only reserve players in the next season, he was up to the end of the season Raith Rovers - a club of the Scottish Football League Second Division - borrowed. During this time he completed 21 games and scored 9 goals. From 2008, he again played for Dundee United.

In the 2009/10 season he was a regular player at the end of the season Goodwillie received the award for best young player in the league. In May 2010, he scored in the final of the Scottish FA Cup against Ross County the first goal, in the end won Dundee 3-0. At the beginning of the next season hit Goodwillie in six consecutive games. Due to its performance of the Scotland manager Craig Levein was aware of him and Goodwilie completed on 16 November 2010 in a 3-0 win in a friendly against the Faroe his first cap when he came on in the 76th minute for Kris Commons. Goodwillie played afterwards strong, which meant that several football clubs interested in him. On 30 March 2011 he ended the speculation about a possible move, as he signed a contract extension until 2013 for Dundee United.

3 August 2011 Goodwillie moved to the English first division club Blackburn Rovers and signed a four-year contract.


Dundee United

  • Scottish FA Cup: 2010