Heart of Midlothian F.C.

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Heart of Midlothian F.C.
Tynecastle Stadium.jpg
Full name Heart of Midlothian Football Club
Founded 1874
Ground Tynecastle Stadium,
Edinburgh, Scotland
(capacity: 17,420)
Chairman Roman Romanov
Manager Paulo Sérgio
League Scottish Premier League
2008/09 Scottish Premier League, 3rd
Home colours
Away colours
Heart of Midlothian

Heart of Midlothian Football Club (commonly known as Hearts) is a professional football club based at Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. They play in the Scottish Premier League along with their city rivals Hibernian. Hearts were one of the teams invited to join the Scottish Football League when it first started in 1890. Hearts have won the Scottish Cup on 8 occasions, the League title 4 times and the League Cup 4 times.

The current owner of Hearts is the Russian-Lithuanian businessman and banker Vladimir Romanov. He became the major shareholder of Hearts in 2004.

Players[change | change source]

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 7 December[1][2]

No. Position Player
2 Scotland DF Jamie Hamill
3 England DF Danny Grainger
5 Scotland DF Darren Barr
6 Scotland DF Andy Webster
7 Spain MF Suso Santana
8 Scotland MF Ian Black
9 Scotland FW Kevin Kyle
10 Republic of Ireland FW Stephen Elliott
11 Scotland MF Andrew Driver
12 Scotland MF David Templeton
13 Uganda MF David Obua
15 England FW John Sutton
No. Position Player
16 Scotland MF Ryan Stevenson
17 Australia DF Ryan McGowan
18 Lithuania MF Arvydas Novikovas
19 Czech Republic MF Rudi Skácel
21 Morocco MF Mehdi Taouil
23 Scotland FW Gary Glen
25 Slovakia GK Marián Kello
26 Lithuania DF Marius Žaliūkas (captain)
27 Scotland MF Scott Robinson
30 Scotland GK Jamie MacDonald
31 Poland MF Adrian Mrowiec
34 Scotland MF Johnny Stewart

Out on loan[change | change source]

No. Position Player
Australia DF Dylan McGowan (on loan to Gold Coast United until March 2012)[3]
Scotland DF Jason Thomson (on loan to Dunfermline until January 2012)[4]
England DF Conrad Balatoni (on loan to Partick Thistle until January 2012)[5]
Wales FW Robert Ogleby (on loan to East Fife until January 2012)[6]
Australia DF Matthew Park (on loan to East Fife until January 2012)[6]
Scotland GK Mark Ridgers (on loan to East Fife until January 2012)[6]
Lithuania FW Evaldas Razulis (on loan to Kaunas)[6]
No. Position Player
Scotland DF Craig Thomson (on loan to Kaunas)[7]
Ukraine MF Denis Prychynenko (on loan to Raith Rovers until January 2012)[8]
51 Scotland MF Jason Holt (on loan to Raith Rovers until January 2012)[9]
52 Scotland FW David Smith (on loan to Raith Rovers until January 2012)[9]
22 Scotland FW Gordon Smith (on loan to Hamilton Academical until January 2012)[10]
49 Scotland DF Kevin McHattie (on loan to Alloa Athletic until January 2012)[11]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Meet the Squad". Heart of Midlothian F.C. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  2. "Hearts FC Squad". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  3. "Weakened Gold Coast picks up McGowan". SBS The World Game. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  4. "Par-fect move for Jason". Hearts News. Hearts fc. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  5. "Balatoni Loan Completed". Partick Thistle Fc. July 14, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Youngsters go on loan". Hearts News. Hearts FC. July 22, 2011. Retrieved July 22, 2011. 
  7. "Pirmą kartą Lietuvoje rungtyniaus škotas". FBK Kaunas. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2011. (Lithuanian)
  8. "Midfielder Signs". Raith Rovers FC. Raith Rovers FC. 3 November 2011. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Trio off on loan". Heart of Midlothian FC. Heart of Midlothian FC. 21 November 2011. 
  10. "Gordon joins Accies". Heart of Midlothian F.C. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  11. "Manager adds to squad". Alloa Athletic F.C. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2011.