Conor McAleny

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Conor McAleny
Conor McAleny 2011.jpg
McAleny with Everton in 2011
Personal information
Full name Conor Michael McAleny[1]
Date of birth (1992-08-12) 12 August 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Whiston, England[1]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Everton
Number 35
Youth career
2003–2011 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Everton 2 (0)
2012 Scunthorpe United (loan) 3 (0)
2013 Brentford (loan) 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:13, 2 September 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Conor Michael McAleny (born 12 August 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays for Everton as a striker. He is a product of the club's academy.

Career[edit]

Everton[edit]

McAleny joined Everton as an 11-year old and made his debut for the club's youth team in a 1-0 Premier Academy League win over Tottenham Hotspur on 25 August 2007, replacing Lewis Codling after 65 minutes.[3] McAleny became a full-time member of the club's academy in 2008, at age 17.[4] He made regular appearances for the youth team during the 2008–09 season[5] and received his first call up to the reserve team for a Premier Reserve League North match against local rivals Liverpool on 17 February 2009.[6] McAleny remained on the bench for the 1-1 draw. McAleny broke into the reserve team during the 2009/10 season, making his debut in a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United on 6 October 2009, replacing Jose Baxter after 61 minutes.[7] McAleny's form for the youth and reserve teams saw him awarded his first call into the first team squad for a dead rubber Europa League group match versus BATE Borisov on 17 December 2009. Awarded the number 40 shirt, McAleny was named on the bench in a youthful squad, but did not make an appearance in the 1-0 defeat.[8] McAleny finished the 2009/10 season with 26 appearances and 12 goals for the youth team.[9]

McAleny received his first call up for a Premier League match versus Aston Villa on 2 April 2011.[10] Awarded the number 31 shirt, he remained on the bench for the 2-2 draw and was included in the squad again for a 3-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the following game.[11] McAleny made his first-team debut as a second-half substitute for Phil Neville in a 1-0 league defeat away to Arsenal on 10 December 2011, nearly scoring with a volley.[12] He made his first home appearance in the following game, coming on for Louis Saha in a 1–1 draw against Norwich City.[13] McAleny's final call into the first team squad of the 2011/12 season came in a 2-0 FA Cup third round victory over Tamworth at Goodison Park on 6 January 2012.[14] McAleny signed a new two-year contract in the summer of 2012.[9] No longer eligible for the youth team, McAleny played exclusively for the reserve team during the 2012/13 season, though ankle and ligament injuries hindered his progress.[9] After spending much of the first half of the 2013/14 season out with a broken leg,[15] McAleny received his first call into the first team squad in over two years, when he was named as a substitute for an FA Cup fourth round tie versus Stevenage on 25 January 2014.[16] He remained on the bench for the 4-0 victory. He also returned to reserve team action, scoring three goals in two games in March.[17] Having come to the end of his contract, McAleny was offered a new deal at the end of the 2013–14 season.[18] On 1 July, it was announced that McAleny had signed a new three-year contract, after being assured he was part of manager Roberto Martínez's plans.[19]

Scunthorpe United (loan)[edit]

On 23 March 2012, McAleny joined League One side Scunthorpe United on loan for the remainder of the season.[20] He made his debut the following day, coming on as a 65th minute substitute for Jordan Robertson in a 0–0 home draw with Notts County.[21] A knee injury saw him make just three appearances for the club.[22][9]

Brentford (loan)[edit]

On 25 July 2013, McAleny joined League One side Brentford on loan until 6 January 2014,[23] linking up with former Everton teammates Adam Forshaw and Jake Bidwell. On 24 August, in only his fourth appearance for the club, he broke his leg in a clash with Walsall's Adam Chambers.[15] On 2 September, Brentford announced that the loan arrangement had been brought to an early end, as McAleny was expected to miss most of the 2013/14 season.[24] Brentford manager Uwe Rosler said that Conor would be "a big miss, he would be welcome back any time".[25] McAleny attracted further transfer interest from the Bees in March and June 2014.[26][18]

Personal life[edit]

McAleny represented Knowsley in the 2005 Merseyside Youth Games, participating in the 80-metre sprint, shot put and triple jump.[27] He attended Knowsley Hey High School in Huyton.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 December 2014.
Club League Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Everton Premier League 2011–12[22] 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13[28] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scunthorpe United (loan) League One 2011–12[22] 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Brentford (loan) League One 2013–14[29] 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Everton Premier League 2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Career total 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 0

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 468. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Everton Under-18s, 2007-08". ToffeeWeb. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  4. ^ "Conor McAleny". Everton F.C. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Everton Under-18s, 2008-09". ToffeeWeb. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  6. ^ "Everton Reserves, 2008-09". ToffeeWeb. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  7. ^ "Everton Reserves, 2009-10". ToffeeWeb. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  8. ^ Sanghera, Mandeep (2009-12-17). "BBC Sport - Football - Everton 0-1 BATE". BBC News. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Everton Players: Conor McAleny". ToffeeWeb. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  10. ^ Shea, Julian (2011-04-02). "BBC Sport - Football - Everton 2-2 Aston Villa". BBC News. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  11. ^ Whyatt, Chris (2011-04-09). "BBC Sport - Football - Wolves 0-3 Everton". BBC News. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  12. ^ O'Keefe, Gregg (10 December 2011). "Arsenal 1 Everton FC 0 – Final Whistle Report". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  13. ^ "Everton 1 – 1 Norwich". BBC Sport. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "BBC Sport - Everton 2-0 Tamworth". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  15. ^ a b "Everton's Conor McAleny breaks leg during Brentford loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  16. ^ McNulty, Phil (2014-01-25). "BBC Sport - Stevenage 0-4 Everton". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  17. ^ http://toffeeweb.com/season/13-14/under21s.php
  18. ^ a b Lewis, Matt (2013-07-07). "Brentford and Wigan battling for Everton striker". Get West London. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  19. ^ http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/486012/Everton-starlet-Conor-McAleny-signs-new-deal-after-promise-of-first-team-football
  20. ^ "Scunthorpe United F.C. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  21. ^ "Scunthorpe 0–0 Notts County" BBC Sport. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  22. ^ a b c "Conor McAleny | Football Stats | Everton | Season 2011/2012". Soccer Base. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  23. ^ "Bees agree deal for Everton forward". Hounslow Chronicle. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  24. ^ "Everton striker McAleny has Brentford loan cancelled | Transfers". Tribal Football. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  25. ^ "McAleny loan deal ends early". Brentford F.C. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  26. ^ Murtagh, Jacob (2014-03-27). "Brentford miss out on Everton forward". Get West London. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  27. ^ Johnson, Tim (12 July 2005). "Merseyside Youth Games special". icLiverpool. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  28. ^ "Conor McAleny | Football Stats | Everton | Season 2012/2013". Soccer Base. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  29. ^ "Conor McAleny | Football Stats | Everton | Season 2013/2014". Soccer Base. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 

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