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Simon Lynch
Personal information
Date of birth 19 May 1982 (1982-05-19) (age 27)
Place of birth    Montreal, Canada
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club East Stirling
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1999–2001
2002–2003
2003
2004
2005–2006
2006–2008
2008–2009
2009-
Celtic
Preston North End
Stockport County (loan)
Blackpool (loan)
Dundee
Queensland Roar
Airdrie United
East Stirling
03 0(3)
44 0(1)
09 0(3)
07 0(0)
33 (13)
36 0(5)
33 (10)
12 0(4)   
National team
2002 Scotland U21 10 0(6)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 13:41, 27 May 2009 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Simon Lynch (born 19 May 1982 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Scottish professional footballer currently playing for East Stirling in the third division after he was signed from Airdrie United.

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Club career

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Early career

Lynch, who was born in Canada but moved to Scotland as a child, started his career at Celtic and managed three goals in seven appearances (his father, Andy Lynch, captained Celtic in the 1970s). He turned down an improved contract offer from Celtic to join Preston North End in 2003 for £130,000. With just two goals in thirty-six appearances, Lynch had loan spells with Stockport County and Blackpool before returning to Scotland with Dundee in 2005. He managed 13 goals in 31 league appearances for the Dark Blues, but Dundee's financial problems meant he was unlikely to remain.

Queensland Roar

Season 2006–07

On 3 July 2006, it was revealed that Lynch had signed a two-year contract with Queensland Roar. Despite being unable to participate in the Pre-season Cup due to visa problems, Lynch wasted no time in making an impact for his new team and quickly made a name for himself in round 1 in his debut game scoring the first goal in Queensland's 3-nil win over Perth Glory. He continued his hot-form and was quickly becoming a crowd favourite of the Queensland Roar faithful when he scored the winner against the Newcastle Jets with just seconds remaining. He then made his tally to three from four against the now-gone New Zealand Knights and was quickly becoming one of the most feared strikers in the Hyundai A-league. He formed a deadly partnership with Reinaldo and Ante Milicic in the opening nine rounds until he suffered a hamstring injury which kept him on the sidelines for a long period of the season and this huge blow saw the Roar lack in attack, spark and goals which slowly bought them down and out of the top four. His solid start to the season saw him come tied for 8th in the Johnny Warren Medal for Player of the year.

Season 2007–08

While the 2007–08 Season was quickly approaching, Lynch had showed impressive form scoring three times in four matches including a superb goal in Queensland Roar's 4-1 win over SuperSport United in a friendly at Suncorp Stadium. After having surgery during the off-season, Lynch had shown mountains of confidence and will look forward to continue his solid form come the start of only the third A-league season. Though come the end of the 07–08 season, after not getting much game time, Lynch ended up being released by Queensland, at season's end.[1]

Return to Scotland

Lynch signed for Airdrie United in July 2008. He joined East Stirling a season later.

International career

Lynch played ten times for Scotland under-21s, scoring six goals.

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