Niall McGinn

Read all the news about Niall McGinn. Niall McGinn was born in Dungannon, Ireland on 20 July 1987 (age 31). 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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Scotzine · Apr 12

‘We’re in It to Win It,’ Mcginn

NIALL McGINN insists Aberdeen are determined to win the Scottish Cup after two Hampden failures against Celtic last season...

Scotzine · Apr 12
Daily Record · Mar 22

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

Aberdeen might have lost their last 10 matches against the Hoops but winger McGinn reckons the chasing pack are closing in...

Daily Record · Mar 22
The Celtic Star · Feb 24

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

THE former Celtic winger Niall McGinn has warned his Aberdeen team-mates that Celtic are now ready to turn their complete focus on the pursuit of a back-to-back treble and that could be bad news for the Dons and the rest of the chasing pack...

The Celtic Star · Feb 24

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

Aberdeen attacking midfielder Niall McGinn believes the next fortnight will determine if the Dons can challenge Celtic for the Premiership title...

Evening Times · Jan 4

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

Several eye-catching deals have already been sealed, including Marvin Compper’s £1m arrival at Celtic, Niall McGinn’s return to Aberdeen and Rangers’ capture of QPR midfielder Sean Goss on loan...

Evening Times · Jan 4
RTÉ Sport · Dec 28, 2017

McGinn returns to Aberdeen after stint in South Korea

Former Derry City and Celtic attacker Niall McGinn has returned to Scottish Premiership high-flyers Aberdeen...

RTÉ Sport · Dec 28, 2017
The Scotsman · Dec 20, 2017

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

Celtic are close to completing the signing of St Mirren star Lewis Morgan, Gordon Strachan admits he was wary of going to Ibrox, and Niall McGinn will make a decision on his future in the coming days...

The Scotsman · Dec 20, 2017
The Scotsman · Nov 18, 2017

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

Frank de Boer has said he has not ruled out the Rangers job if he were to be approached, Everton are keen to make a bid for Celtic hitman Moussa Dembele, and coudl Niall McGinn be set for a move to Tynecastle?

The Scotsman · Nov 18, 2017
The42.ie · Jul 4, 2017

Ex-Derry and Celtic winger becomes first Irish footballer to play in South Korea

Niall McGinn has 50 international appearances for Northern Ireland and has spent the last five seasons at Aberdeen...

The42.ie · Jul 4, 2017
Scotzine · Jul 4, 2017

NIALL McGINN MAKES MOVE TO SOUTH KOREAN SIDE GWANGJU

Pic.twitter.com/67bu7fn0NW — Niall McGinn (@nmcginn10) July 4, 2017 Former Aberdeen and Celtic winger Niall McGinn today revealed he has signed for South Korean side Gwangju...

Scotzine · Jul 4, 2017
The Scotsman · Jul 4, 2017

Rumour Mill: Moussa Dembele to leave Celtic | Rangers eye George Thomas | Niall McGinn completes Korea move

Celtic are resigned to losing Moussa Dembele this summer, Rangers chase Coventry City youngster George Thomas, and Niall McGinn has completed his move to Gwangju...

The Scotsman · Jul 4, 2017
Daily Express · May 21, 2017

Aberdeen want to sign this Celtic star to replace Niall McGinn

ABERDEEN want Gary Mackay-Steven as a replacement for Niall McGinn, who is set to head to England...

Daily Express · May 21, 2017
Scotzine · May 15, 2017

‘I’Ll Sign Off With Cup Final Win Against Celtic,’ Aberdeen Star

ABERDEEN winger Niall McGinn signed off at Pittodire on Friday evening in current side’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of Cup Final opponents Celtic but the Northern Ireland internationalist had some unfinished business to take care of over the next few weeks wearing the red Dons jersey...

Scotzine · May 15, 2017
Daily Record · May 15, 2017

Aberdeen ace Niall McGinn warns that Glasgow holds no fears for the Dons as they target Celtic shock

Northern Irishman adamant that wins against Rangers and Partick Thistle can set the Pittodrie side up nicely for their big Scottish Cup showdown with the Hoops...

Daily Record · May 15, 2017
The Scotsman · May 9, 2017

‘Shaun Maloney the man to replace Niall McGinn at Aberdeen’

Former Aberdeen and Celtic midfielder Billy Stark believes that Shaun Maloney would be a perfect fit for Aberdeen if manager Derek McInnes’ ambitious attempt to sign the Hull City and Scotland playmaker comes to fruition...

The Scotsman · May 9, 2017
BBC · May 1, 2017

Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Celtic, Niall McGinn, Kenny Miller, David Moyes

Bolton Wanderers are to step up their interest in Aberdeen winger Niall McGinn...

BBC · May 1, 2017
The Press and Journal · Apr 20, 2017

Niall McGinn eager to remind Hibs manager Neil Lennon he was wrong to release him

Aberdeen midfielder Niall McGinn hopes to prove Hibernian manager Neil Lennon was wrong to release him at Celtic when the Dons face Hibernian in Saturday’s Scottish Cup semi-final...

The Press and Journal · Apr 20, 2017
SPFL TV · Sep 16

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

A first half goal from David McMillan and a second half free kick from Niall McGinn meant both sides shared a point at McDairmid Park LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP CONTENT AVAILABILITY INFORMATION – GOALS FROM SATURDAY’S MATCHES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE UK & IRELAND FROM 6PM ON SUNDAY.

SPFL TV · Sep 16
BBC Sportsound · Jun 16

Sportsound Podcast: 16th June 18: Niall McGinn

Aberdeen forward Niall McGinn joins Michael Grant and Billy Dodds in studio to discuss the World Cup and preview the Scottish Premiership season...

BBC Sportsound · Jun 16
BBC Sportsound · Jan 28

Sportsound podcast 28 Jan 18

Reaction to a Rangers win in Dingwall & career chat about Aberdeen forward Niall McGinn...

BBC Sportsound · Jan 28
BBC Sportsound · Jul 8, 2017

Sportsound Podcast: 08 Jul 17

We ask “did Rangers gain a sporting advantage” by using Employment Benefit Trusts?

BBC Sportsound · Jul 8, 2017
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