Caltex Socceroo signs with UAE club

Caltex Socceroos defender Ryan McGowan has signed with UAE club Sharjah FC, the club ​ has​ confirmed.


The 28-year-old has joined the ​Arabian Gulf League​ club after spending two seasons in the Chinese Super League with Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng and Henan Jianye.

The versatile defender previously enjoyed a career in Scotland with Dundee United (2015-16), Heart of Midlothian (2008-13) and loan spells with Ayr United (2009-10) and Partick Thistle (2011).

McGowan also spent two years with Shandong Luneng (2013-14) in the Chinese Super League.


The 20-cap international has been named in the Caltex Socceroos’ 30-man squad for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Japan and Thailand. 

​McGowan famously supplied the perfect long pass for Tim Cahill to score his wonder goal at the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Holland in Brazil. ​