|Full name||Alan McCormack|
|Date of birth||10 January 1984|
|Place of birth||Dublin, Ireland|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Playing position||Defender, Midfielder|
|2002–2007||Preston North End||11||(0)|
|2003||→ Leyton Orient (loan)||10||(0)|
|2005||→ Southend United (loan)||7||(2)|
|2005–2006||→ Motherwell (loan)||24||(2)|
|2006||→ Southend United (loan)||8||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Preston North End
McCormack was born in Dublin. He signed after impressing on trial with Preston North End and made his debut on 6 March 2004 in a Division One match against Burnley, when he replaced Dickson Etuhu after 55 minutes. McCormack made four appearances at the beginning of the 2004/05 season, but was made available for transfer in September 2004 and didn't feature in the first team at all after November. He made his first Preston appearance in nearly two years when he replaced Kelvin Wilson after 41 minutes of a 1-1 Championship home draw with Queens Park Rangers on 19 August 2006. He played two further games in September 2006, with the latter match against Stoke City on 30 September being his final Preston appearance. With his contract up at the end of the 2006/07 season, McCormack handed in a transfer request in November 2006 and joined fellow Championship side Southend United on a permanent deal in January 2007.
Leyton Orient (loan)
McCormack signed on loan for Division Three side Leyton Orient in August 2003 and made the first senior appearance of his career in a 4-1 home defeat to Cheltenham Town on 30 August. He played eleven matches (amassing six yellow cards and two reds) before returning to Preston in November.
Southend United (loan)
McCormack signed on loan for Division Three side Southend United in March 2005 and in April the loan was extended until the end of the season. He was an 81st minute substitute for Mark Gower during the 2005 Football League Trophy Final against Wrexham at the Millennium Stadium on 10 April, though he was denied the first silverware of his career after Wrexham won 2-0 after extra time. McCormack scored the first senior goals of his career in a 2-1 away victory over Macclesfield Town on 19 April.
McCormack spent the entire 2005/06 season on loan at Scottish Premier League side Motherwell. He made 28 appearances in all competitions, scored two goals and collected twelve yellow cards and one red.
Southend United (return on loan and permanent transfer)
McCormack returned to Southend United on loan on 18 November 2006, initially until 1 January 2007, with a view to a permanent move. Successive promotions from League Two and League One in 2004/05 and 2005/06 saw Southend competing in the Championship for the 2006/07 season. McCormack scored the first goal of his second Southend stint against Southampton in a 2-1 league victory on 9 December. After an impressive spell, assistant manager Paul Brush confirmed on 11 December that McCormack would make his move to Southend permanent in January 2007. McCormack made 17 appearances over the second half of the 2006/07 season. He scored his first goal since signing permanently against Leicester City on 3 March 2007, coming off the bench to level the scores at 2-2 in injury time. On 9 April, he scored an 88th minute goal in a 3-2 away victory over his previous employers, Preston North End (his strike was voted goal of the season), though it was not enough to save Southend from relegation to League One. During the 2007-08 season, McCormack formed a formidable centre midfield partnership with Nicky Bailey. The pair managed 20 goals between them, with McCormack bagging nine. McCormack was influential in Southend's 6th place finish, though their season ended with a playoff semi-final defeat to Doncaster Rovers. McCormack suffered a knee injury during 2008–09 pre-season which kept him out of action for eight weeks. After his return, he went on to make 38 appearances during the season, scoring two goals. He played the full 90 minutes in a memorable 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup third round on 3 January 2009. He missed the replay, which Southend lost 4-1. McCormack made 43 appearances and scored three goals during 2009/10, though his final season at Southend finished on a sour note as the club suffered relegation to League Two. On 24 June 2010, McCormack had his contract terminated by mutual consent.
McCormack remained in League One and signed a two-year deal with Charlton Athletic on 6 July 2010. His time at The Valley got off to a good start, scoring against former club Leyton Orient on his second appearance, though it turned out to be his only goal for Charlton. He made 31 appearances over the course of the 2010/11 season, as Charlton slumped to a mid-table finish. McCormack's contract was terminated by mutual consent in July 2011.
After a spell training with Swindon Town, McCormack signed a two year deal with the League Two club in July 2011. He was moved from his natural midfield position to the defence and formed a partnership with Aden Flint. He enjoyed a successful first season with the club, making 51 appearances, scoring two goals and winning the League Two title and Swindon's Player Of The Season award. He was a losing finalist in the Football League Trophy for the second time in his career, after Swindon were beaten 2-0 by Chesterfield in the 2012 final. Under the management of Paolo Di Canio, McCormack had a good 2012/13 season back in League One, making 47 appearances and helping Swindon to a 6th place finish which saw them qualify for the playoffs, though they would eventually be defeated on penalties by Brentford in the semi-finals. He was released by the club after the season, after failing to agree a new contract.
On 24 June 2013, McCormack signed a two-year deal at Brentford, who had remained in League One after defeat in the 2013 League One playoff final. He began the 2013/14 season in his natural midfield position, before being moved to right back by Uwe Rösler in October to replace out-of-form Shaleum Logan. McCormack scored his first Brentford goal in an FA Cup first round tie against local neighbours Staines Town on 9 November, opening the scoring with a penalty in a 5-0 victory. The unavailability of Jonathan Douglas and Adam Forshaw meant that McCormack returned to central midfield for a 2-0 win over Port Vale on 11 January 2014.
- Swindon Town Player of the Season (1): 2011/12
- League Two Team of the Week (3): 26/02/12, 12/03/12, 10/04/12