Niall McGinn

Niall McGinn was born in Dungannon, Ireland on 20 July 1987 (age 33). Follow @nmcginn14 on Twitter.

McGinn signed for Celtic on 1 January 2009. On 12 September 2009, McGinn made his first team debut for Celtic against Dundee United. Although the game ended in a 1–1 draw, McGinn was awarded the official Man of the Match award. On 17 September 2009, McGinn made his Europa League Groupstage debut in a 2–1 loss against Hapoel Tel Aviv. In the last Groupstage game with Celtic out, they faced Austrian side Rapid Wien to finished third place. The match ended 3–3 which Celtic finished third. During the match, McGinn started the match and provided assist for Marc-Antoine Fortuné to score the second goal in a match before coming off for Graham Carey.

On 31 October 2009, McGinn scored his first goal for Celtic coming on as a 66th-minute substitute in a 3–0 win over Kilmarnock at Celtic Park. McGinn scored his second goal for Celtic against Hamilton Academical on 26 December 2009 by driving a right footed shot into the top corner. He scored his first goal in the Scottish Cup and his third of the 2009–10 season to put Celtic 1–0 ahead against Greenock Morton on 19 January 2010. In the January transfer window, McGinn was a transfer target for Premier League side Wigan Athletic but wished to stay at Celtic. At the end of the season, McGinn suffered an injury during the end of the last training session of the season on 17 May 2010 after breaking a metatarsal bone in his right foot and out for 2 months. After recovering from his injury, McGinn says manager Neil Lennon played a big role in helping him recover from his injury.

After being on the substitute twice in the game but did not come on, McGinn scored in his first game of the 2010–11 season, a 3–2 win over St Johnstone in the Scottish League Cup on 27 October 2010 which he scored twice in the match. 3 days later on 30 October 2010, McGinn scored twice against them but this time in the league in a 3–2 win. In the next match against Aberdeen, McGinn provided assist for Gary Hooper to score his second in the match which later Hooper scored a hat-trick. That match would hold the record as the biggest ever win in the SPL, as well as being the biggest ever defeat in the history of Aberdeen. Later on the season, McGinn would play less and be on the substitute bench.

Before the start of the season rumours flowed that there was a fall-out between McGinn and Lennon with McGinn being unhappy over being left out of the pre-season tour of Australia. Lennon denied this and explained the leaving out of McGinn was due to his international commitments at the Nations Cup in May. McGinn signed a new one-year extension on his contract at the start of the 2011–12 season before moving to Brentford. After his loan move to Brentford, McGinn says moving to Brentford could be an end of his Celtic career after a phone-call conversation from Lennon.

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Niall McGinn opens up on being sent bullets in the post

The Celtic Star · Jul 16

Niall McGinn on the bullets, threats and abuse he has suffered because he played for Celtic

Hayes return could be shrewd move for Aberdeen

Aberdeen midfielder Niall McGinn hopes desire for Glasgow derbies won’t derail push to increase Premiership

67HailHail · Mar 31

Aberdeen attacker Niall McGinn itching to face Celtic in the Scottish Cup

‘Has to be’ – Winger makes Aberdeen Celtic statement as he talks reconstruction

Daily Record · Dec 2, 2019

Derek McInnes fires Rangers challenge to Aberdeen players as he issues Niall McGinn update

67HailHail · Oct 29, 2019

“Celtic’s biggest regret” – Premier League star’s Lennoxtown close call

Open Goal · Oct 28, 2019

191: Si Ferry Meets. Niall McGinn | Gaelic & Derry, Life as a Celtic Player, Aberdeen, Korea, Euro 2016

Open Goal · Oct 28, 2019

Si Ferry Meets. Niall McGinn | Gaelic & Derry, Life as a Celtic Player, Aberdeen, Korea, Euro 2016

Celtic Quick News · Oct 27, 2019

‘I Really Enjoyed That,’ Frimpong

SPFL TV · Oct 19, 2019

Motherwell 0-3 Aberdeen | Cosgrove and McGinn Score as Dons find Form | Ladbrokes Premiership

Caught Offside · Sep 23, 2019

Video: Former Celtic flop scores long range rocket to clinch league title

The Press and Journal · Apr 12, 2019

Niall McGinn hoping Aberdeen can finally banish Hampden Hoops hoodoo

SPFL TV · Apr 4, 2019

Aberdeen 3-1 Motherwell | Top 6 Hopes Over for The Well After Defeat | Ladbrokes Premiership

The Celtic Star · Mar 30, 2019

‘Over the moon,’ Sutton ridicules wacky Stevie G who has ‘underachieved big style’

Daily Record · Mar 16, 2019

Derek McInnes says Aberdeen are ‘running on empty’ after Rangers and Celtic matches

Scotzine · Mar 14, 2019

Mcginn’s Cup Warning

Celtic Quick News · Mar 14, 2019

Ex-Celt Aims to End 27 Years of Misery

Daily Record · Mar 14, 2019

Niall McGinn insists Aberdeen are ready to topple Celtic ahead of Hampden showdown

The Scotsman · Mar 13, 2019

Aberdeen are getting closer to Celtic, insists Niall McGinn

VideoCelts · Feb 27, 2019

Yet again Collum is put in charge of a critical Celtic fixture

VideoCelts · Dec 27, 2018

The picture that condemns Willie Collum as not fit for purpose

Celts Are Here · Dec 26, 2018

Watch: The Moment Shay Logan Was Rinsed by French Eddy

The Celtic Star · Dec 26, 2018

Hibs earn Ibrox draw as Rodgers calls out ‘diver’ McShinnie

The Guardian · Dec 26, 2018

Scott Sinclair hits hat-trick for Celtic while Hibs earn late draw at Rangers

Daily Express · Dec 26, 2018

Celtic fans FUME at Niall McGinn horror tackle on Ryan Christie during Aberdeen clash

Scotzine · Dec 1, 2018

Mcginn’s Warning to Celtic

Sports Mole · Dec 1, 2018

Aberdeen will be hard to break down at Hampden, McGinn warns Celtic

Celts Are Here · Nov 16, 2018

The Day Celtic Turned Down Robert Lewandowski

Celts Are Here · Nov 14, 2018

Celtic Could Have Landed Seamus Coleman for Pennies

Daily Record · Oct 30, 2018

Niall McGinn claims Aberdeen can avenge previous Hampden heartache against Celtic

Herald Scotland · Oct 29, 2018

Niall McGinn says Aberdeen have to receive 50/50 split of tickets for Betfred Cup final against Celtic

Evening Times · Oct 29, 2018

Niall McGinn says Aberdeen have to receive 50/50 split of tickets for Betfred Cup final against Celtic

The Scotsman · Oct 28, 2018

Aberdeen’s Niall McGinn looking forward to ‘hatred’ at Hampden

SPFL TV · Sep 16, 2018

St Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen | McGinn Free kick Splits Points | Ladbrokes Premiership

Daily Record · Jul 4, 2018

Aberdeen haven’t got due respect for becoming Scotland’s second force insists Niall McGinn

BBC Sportsound · Jun 16, 2018

Sportsound Podcast: 16th June 18: Niall McGinn

Scotzine · Apr 12, 2018

‘We’re in It to Win It,’ Mcginn

Daily Record · Mar 22, 2018

The gap is closing on Celtic now that more teams are confident of having a go insists Niall McGinn

The Celtic Star · Feb 24, 2018

Hoops backlash warning from Aberdeen’s wide-bhoy Niall McGinn

The Press and Journal · Feb 24, 2018

McGinn believes the next fortnight will determine if Dons can challenge Celtic for title

BBC Sportsound · Jan 28, 2018

Sportsound podcast 28 Jan 18

Evening Times · Jan 4, 2018

Transfer tracker: All the Scottish Premiership deals of the January transfer window so far

RTÉ Sport · Dec 28, 2017

McGinn returns to Aberdeen after stint in South Korea

The Scotsman · Dec 20, 2017

Rumour Mill: Celtic to seal second January signing | Strachan scared of Ibrox | McGinn to make decision on future

The Scotsman · Nov 18, 2017

Rumour Mill: | Frank de Boer ‘hasn’t ruled out’ Rangers | Everton considered Dembele bid | Rangers ‘embarrassed’ by win record

BBC Sportsound · Jul 8, 2017

Sportsound Podcast: 08 Jul 17

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