Dunfermline Athletic

Team of the Decade

Sunday, 8th Dec 2019

Vote now for your Dunfermline Athletic team of the decade.

With the end of the year looming we are asking Pars fans to vote for their team of the decade, covering players from the 2010 season up to the current day. Vote Here

We`ve whittled down the choices to a handful of players in each position and have selected a 4-4-2 formation for you to pick from.

Starting with Goalkeepers:

Chris Smith - Ever-present during the Pars promotion winning season 2010-11.
2010-2012: 65 appearances, 20 shut-outs

Paul Gallagher - Returned for a second spell to try to help Dunfermline survive in the SPL.
2011-2013: 53 appearances, 14 shut-outs

Ryan Scully - Now in his second spell after spending two earlier seasons on loan from Partick Thistle.
2013-2015 and 2018- :114 appearances, 32 shut-outs

Sean Murdoch - Another who returned to the club, Sean was part of the League One title-winning side in 2015-16.
2015-2019: 106 appearances, 35 shut-outs

Left back

Austin McCann - Captain of the First Division title-winning team of 2010-11 who joined Dunfermline in 2008.
2010-2012: 87 (+1 sub) appearances, 1 goal

Alex Whittle - Pacey young left back who was one of Jim Jefferies first signings.
2012-2015:78 (+22 sub) appearances, 3 goals

Jason Talbot - Tough-tackling full back who was one of Allan Johnston’s first signings.
2015-2018: 104 (+5 sub) appearances, 3 goals

Jackson Longridge - Signed for the Pars with his brother Louis, he was Player of the Year in his only season with the club.
2018-2019: 40 (+1 sub) appearances, 5 goals

Central Defender

Kevin Rutkiewicz - Signed in the January transfer window, he had a big influence on securing the First Division championship in 2010-11.
2010-2012: 23 appearances, 0 goals

Andy Dowie - A regular in the side for a number of seasons and a member of the title-winning side in 2010-11
2010-2013: 118 (+2 sub), 2 goals

John Potter - Returned for a second spell when the club won promotion in 2011, John helped nurture Pars young team after administration in 2013.
2011-2015: 34 (+3 sub) appearances, 0 goals

Callum Morris - Central defender who had two spells with the Pars during the decade.
2012-2014 and 2016-2018: 120 (+4 sub) appearances, 7 goals

Callum Fordyce - Started off as new manager Alan Johnston’s new captain but suffered a bad injury which hampered his career.
2015-2017: 25 (+1 sub) appearances, 0 goals

Ben Richards-Everton - First choice centre back during Dunfermline’s League One title-winning season.
2015-2017: 53 appearances, 2 goals

Lewis Martin - Made his debut in season 2012-13 and is currently the club’s longest serving player.
2012- : 142(+ 10 sub) appearances, 4 goals

Lee Ashcroft - Joined the club at the start of season 2016-17 and has been virtually ever-present since.
2016- : 153 appearances, 9 goals

Right Back

Ryan Williamson - Made his first team debut in 2013 and went on to play for six seasons, winning Scotland Under 21 caps.
2013-2019: 122 (+14 sub) appearances, 1 goal

Calum Woods - Liverpudlian who signed for Dunfermline in 2006. His final season was the First Division title-winning season in 2010-11.
2010-2011: 55 (+3 sub) appearances, 6 goals

Jordan McMillan - Took over the captaincy as Dunfermline went through administration.
2011-2013: 43 appearances, 2 goals

Ross Millen - Young player who was thrown in at the deep end at the time of the club’s administration.
2012-2015: 76 (+3 sub) appearances, 7 goals

Central Midfielder

Nick Phinn - Joined the club in 2004 and was a member of the First Division title-winning season in 2010-11.
2010-2012: 29 (+18 sub) appearances, 9 goals

Steven Bell - Powerful midfielder who was seriously injured during Pars promotion push in 2010.
2010-2011: 32 appearances, 10 goals

Gary Mason - Remembered as one of the great team of the early 2000s, he returned for a second spell with the club in January 2010.
2010-2012: 84 (+3 sub) appearances, 2 goals

Martin Hardie - Signed in January 2011, he had a huge influence on Dunfermline’s title bid, including a particular game against Raith…
2010-2012: 32 (+12 sub) appearances, 9 goals

Ryan Thomson - Powerful young midfielder who became an important squad member following administration.
2010-2015: 82 (+59 sub) appearances, 21 goals

Stephen Husband - Skilful midfielder with a powerful shot who signed in 2012.
2012-2014: 61 (+17 sub) appearances, 17 goals

Shaun Byrne - Developed from captain of Dunfermline’s Youth Cup Final team into a cultured midfielder.
2012-2016: 90 (+25 sub) appearances, 11 goals

Josh Falkingham - Was club captain for a time following administration, and a tenacious one at that.
2012-2016: 138 (+16 sub) appearances, 14 goals

Nat Wedderburn - Defensive midfielder who was popular among fans due to his great physical presence.
2016-2018: 60 (+7 sub) appearances, 1 goal

Andy Geggan - Club captain who could play in midfield or defence and has second highest number of appearances of any player during the decade.
2012-2017: 188 (+7 sub) appearances, 32 goals

Wide men

Joe Cardle - Popular winger who had two spells with the club during the decade. Is the highest goalscorer and has the highest appearances of any player during the decade.
2010-2013 and 2015-2018: 163 (+64 sub) appearances, 51 goals

David Graham - Experienced winger who played a major role in the title-winning season 2010-11.
2010-2012: 83 (+12 sub) appearances, 13 goals

Willie Gibson - Enigmatic character who could turn a game, and possessed with a powerful shot.
2010-2011: 33 (+6 sub) appearances, 11 goals

Michael Paton - Part of the League One title-winning team of 2015-16 and a great crosser of a ball.
2015-2018: 67 (+15 sub) appearances, 7 goals

Kallum Higginbotham - Popular among fans and had the ability to turn a game with fantastic skills when he was on song.
2016-2019: 94 (+19 sub) appearances, 19 goals

Paul McMullan - Small and skilful wide man who had a great season on loan at East End in 2016-17.
2016-2017: 28 (+10 sub) appearances, 7 goals

Fraser Aird - Another skilful winger who helped Dunfermline reach the Premier play-offs in 2018.
2017-2018: 15 (+10 sub) appearances, 4 goals

James Craigen Energetic midfielder who could play as full back or anywhere in midfield
2017-2019: 55 (+4 sub) appearances, 2 goals


Andy Kirk - Important goalscorer in early part of decade and helped secure First Division title in 2010--11
2010-2013: 81 (+35 sub) appearances, 44 goals

Liam Buchanan - Small mobile striker with a good shot, he was also involved in the First Division title winning team in 2010-11.
2010-2012: 28 (+20 sub) appearances, 11 goals

Andy Barrowman - Big powerful striker who had two short spells at the club during the decade.
2011-2013 and 2014-2015: 50 (+15 sub) appearances, 22 goals

Ryan Wallace - Small but highly skilled striker who had a tremendous shot
2012-2016: 78 (+41 sub) appearances, 36 goals

Faissal El Bakhtaoui - French-Moroccan who joined Dunfermline with no experience of professional football but who topped the goalscoring charts on 2015-16.
2012-2016 and 2018-2019: 98 (+28 sub) appearances, 46 goals

Michael Moffat - A clever player signed by John Potter in 2014, he provided more assists than any other player during the title-winning season in 2015-16.
2014-2017: 102 (+20 sub) appearances, 27 goals

Nicky Clark - A natural goalscorer with a great shot and good in the air, he helped Dunfermline reach the play-offs in 2018.
2016-2018: 77 (+1 sub) appearances, 37 goals

Declan McManus - Another who played a key role as Dunfermline reached the play-offs in 2018.
2017-2018: 37 (+7 sub) appearances, 13 goals

Andy Ryan - Lost time through injury but is a player who looks to have the potential to score a lot of goals in the future.
2017 - : 28 (+33 sub) appearances, 16 goals

Get voting now!

Voting closes on 18th December and the team you voted for will be revealed in our first match programme of 2020 as Dunfermline Athletic take on Ayr United on January 4th.

Thanks to DAFC programme editor and club historian Duncan Simpson for the player statistics.

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