Niall McGinn

Niall McGinn

Niall McGinn was born in Dungannon, Ireland on 20 July 1987 (age 36). 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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Right Wing
Primary Position
Forward
Position
Football pitch
RW
1.83m (6ft)
Height
38
Squad Number
75kg (11st 11lb)
Weight
20.7.1987 (age 36)
Date of Birth
Dungannon
Birthplace
N. Ireland
Country of Birth
Glentoran
Team

Season stats

Premiership 2023 - 2024

Games
26
Starting
17
Substitute
9
Unused
12
Utilisation
68%
Goals
5
Yellows
-
Reds
-

Premiership Europa play-offs 2023 - 2024

Games
1
Starting
-
Substitute
1
Unused
-
Utilisation
100%
Goals
-
Yellows
-
Reds
-

Irish Cup 2023 - 2024

Games
1
Starting
1
Substitute
-
Unused
3
Utilisation
25%
Goals
1
Yellows
-
Reds
-

Career stats

Season 2024 - 2025

Team
Glentoran
Country
N. Ireland
Games
-
Goals
-

Season 2023 - 2024

Team
Glentoran
Country
N. Ireland
Games
26
Goals
5

Season 2022 - 2023

Team
Glentoran
Country
N. Ireland
Games
17
Goals
8

Season 2022 - 2023

Team
Dundee
Country
Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Games
4
Goals
-

Season 2021 - 2022

Team
Dundee
Country
Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Games
15
Goals
1

Season 2021 - 2022

Team
Aberdeen
Country
Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Games
9
Goals
-

Season 2020 - 2021

Team
Aberdeen
Country
Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Games
25
Goals
-

Season 2019 - 2020

Team
Aberdeen
Country
Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Games
28
Goals
6

Season 2018 - 2019

Team
Aberdeen
Country
Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Games
27
Goals
5

Season 2017 - 2018

Team
Aberdeen
Country
Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Games
11
Goals
2

Season 2016 - 2017

Team
Aberdeen
Country
Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Games
36
Goals
10

Season 2015 - 2016

Team
Aberdeen
Country
Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Games
36
Goals
10

Season 2014 - 2015

Team
Aberdeen
Country
Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Games
36
Goals
5

Season 2013 - 2014

Team
Aberdeen
Country
Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Games
36
Goals
13

Season 2012 - 2013

Team
Aberdeen
Country
Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Games
35
Goals
20

Season 2011 - 2012

Team
Brentford
Country
England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
Games
37
Goals
5

Season 2010 - 2011

Team
Celtic
Country
Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Games
11
Goals
2

Season 2009 - 2010

Team
Celtic
Country
Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Games
17
Goals
2

Season 2008

Team
Derry City
Country
Rep. Ireland 🇮🇪
Games
31
Goals
6

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