Dylan McGowan
Dylan McGowan
Personal information
Full name Dylan John McGowan
Date of birth 6 August 1991 (1991-08-06) (age 29)
Place of birth    Adelaide, Flag of Australia Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Nationality Flag of Australia Australia
Club information
Current club South Korea Gangwom
(on loan from Flag of Portugal Paços de Ferreira)
Number 44
Youth clubs
Flag of Australia Para Hills Knights
Scotland Heart of Midlothian
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
Scotland Heart of Midlothian
ScotlandEast Fife (loan)
Flag of AustraliaGold Coast United (loan)
Flag of Australia Adelaide United
Flag of PortugalPaços de Ferreira (loan)
South KoreaGangwon (loan)
064 00(0)
023 00(1)
018 00(0)
082 00(7)
National team
Flag of Australia Australia U20
Flag of Australia Australia U23
Flag of Australia Australia
028 00(4)

Dylan John McGowan (born 6 August 1991) is an Australian player who plays as a defender for K League 1 club Gangwon, on loan from Paços de Ferreira.

Early life


McGowan signed for Hearts in 2008 from Para Hills Knights. Following his loan spells McGowan returned to Hearts. McGowan made his debut for the club coming on as substitute for Mehdi Taouil in the 84th minutes, in a 3-0 win over Dundee United on 22 September 2012. In a 0-0 draw against Hibernian on 4 January 2012, McGowan drew praise from Manager John McGlynn for a good display, including stopping striker Leigh Griffiths. McGowan started at right back when Hearts lost 3-2 to St Mirren in the Scottish League Cup Final. McGowan signed a new one-year contract, having started negotiations in January.

McGowan made the switch from the number 74 shirt for number 5 following the departure of Darren Barr. He made a good start when he provided a cross to Callum Paterson to make it 1-0 against Hibernian, which Hearts won on 11 August 2013. McGowan was an ever present in the team making thirty-seven appearances at the end of the 2013-14 season, With the club in administration McGowan along with other experienced players were released by the club upon expiry of his contract

Loan Spell

On 16 November 2011, McGowan joined Scottish Second Division side East Fife on loan. He made his debut on 20 November, as a substitute in their 3–1 victory over Forfar in the Scottish Cup, with his league debut coming on 14 December 2010 in a 6–0 win over Stenhousemuir. On 19 April, he scored his first goal for the club scoring the opening goal in their 3–2 win over Brechin City. In all he made 25 appearances in all competitions for East Fife, scoring one goal. Manager John Robertson was interviewed after the season on gaining McGowan services for the following season, but said at our level he's too good.

In June 2011, McGowan joined A-League franchise Gold Coast United on a season long loan. He made his debut on the opening day of the season on 9 October against Wellington Phoenix.

Adelaide United

In June 2014, McGowan returned to his hometown, signing with Adelaide United on a two-year contract. Dylan made his debut for Adelaide United in the FFA Cup in the round of 32 against the Wellington Phoenix. He scored his first goal against rivals, Melbourne Victory in Round 22 of the 2014/15 season.

McGowan scored an extra time winner against Sydney FC to send Adelaide United to the quarterfinal of the FFA Cup on 27 August 2015.

Paços Ferreira

McGowan signed a two year contract with Portuguese club Paços Ferreira on 16 May 2017.

Loan to Gangwon

In January 2018, McGowan moved to K League 1 side Gangwon on loan.

International career

McGowan has been capped 28 times and has scored 4 for the Australia U-20 side and was a member of the team that finished runners-up in the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship and the U/20 World Cup in Colombia. He has been capped by the Australia U/23 team twice.

Career statistics

As of 9 May 2016
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
DivisionAppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals
East Fife (loan) 2010–11 Scottish Second Division 231200000251
Total 231200000251
Gold Coast United (loan) 2011–12 A-League 1800000180
Total 180000000180
Heart of Midlothian 2012–13 Scottish Premier League 190003000220
2013–14 Scottish Premiership 370104000420
Total 560107000640
Adelaide United 2014–15 A-League 26150311
2015–16 2922110323
2016–17 2740051325
Total 8277161959
Paços de Ferreira 2017–18 Primeira Liga 00001010
Career total 1798101806120310



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