- Previous ClubsFalkirk, Liverpool, Toronto
- Date of Birth23rd July 1999
- Place of BirthGlasgow
St Johnstone recently confirmed the signing of attacking left sided defender, Tony Gallacher. The attacking left sided defender will join the club until the summer of 2024.
The 22-year-old joined Saints from English Premiership giants Liverpool, becoming the 4th signing this January for Callum Davidson. Following the arrivals of Dan Cleary, Nadir Ciftci and the permanent move of Ali Crawford.
The left sided defender is a modern-day full back. Gallacher will bring pace and energy to the side, combining determination to attack and deliver crosses, along with an acute defensive mind.
Antony Gallacher (Tony) was born 23rd July 1999. He joined Falkirk as a graduate from Forth Valley Football Academy in the summer of 2015, having played for the club’s youth teams since the age of 10. He made his debut as a sixteen-year-old in a Scottish Cup tie at home to Fraserburgh on 28th November 2015.
Having impressed at such a young age, his performances did not go unnoticed. Manchester United and Rangers were among the heavyweight teams battling it out for Gallacher’s signature. However, on the 25th of January 2018, it was Liverpool who won the race to snap up the young Scottish defender for the tune of a six-figure fee. Gallacher made his competitive debut for Liverpool on December 17th, 2019, starting in a 5-0 League Cup defeat against Aston Villa. Gallacher spent most of his time developing in the Liverpool U23 squad, Playing in the Premier League 2 U23 league.
Gallacher was sent out on loan in September 2020, Joining Canadian club Toronto FC in the MLS until the end of that year. However, due to the COVID outbreak and restrictions that followed all games had to be played in the United States, meaning Gallacher never got to spend any time in Toronto, instead spending the entire time on the road racking up nine appearances for the club.
Gallacher is now looking forward to playing first team football and is hoping to become a regular starter at Saints:
"My immediate aim is to work hard and integrate with the group. Team spirit is so important and I know it's a really good squad at St Johnstone. It's now up to me to show everyone at St Johnstone that I'm good enough to play regular first-team football and that's what I plan to do.”
Gallacher will wear the number three jersey and will be looking to make his debut against Hearts on January 18th.