Daniel McBreen

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Daniel McBreen
Daniel McBreen.jpg
McBreen playing for North Queensland Fury in 2009
Personal information
Full name Daniel James McBreen[1]
Date of birth (1977-04-23) 23 April 1977 (age 37)[1]
Place of birth Burnley, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Shanghai East Asia
Number 36
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
000?–2000 Edgeworth Eagles ? (?)
2000–2002 Newcastle United 36 (9)
2002–2004 Universitatea Craiova 33 (3)
2004–2006 Falkirk 55 (19)
2006–2008 Scunthorpe United 7 (0)
2007 York City (loan) 5 (2)
2008 St. Johnstone 6 (0)
2008–2009 York City 38 (5)
2009–2010 North Queensland Fury 21 (3)
2010 Perth Glory 7 (5)
2010–2014 Central Coast Mariners 95 (29)
2013 Shanghai East Asia (loan) 13 (3)
2014– Shanghai East Asia 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:33, 27 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel James McBreen (born 23 April 1977) is a football (soccer) player who plays for Shanghai East Asia as a striker.

Club career[edit]

McBreen was born in Burnley, Lancashire, England but moved to Australia six weeks later after his father took up an offer to play football for the Edgeworth Eagles.[2][3] He was raised in Newcastle, New South Wales and played for the Edgeworth Eagles before earning a full-time contract with Newcastle United of the National Soccer League in 2000.[2][4] He signed for FC Universitatea Craiova on a long-term contact in 2002, although he later said the move was "a bad mistake".[2] He walked out on the club in 2004 after they refused to honour his contractual obligations.[5] He signed for Falkirk in the Scottish First Division after receiving international clearance in September 2004.[6] He signed a new one-year contract with the club in June 2005.[7]

He signed for League One team Scunthorpe United on a two-year contract on a free transfer in August 2006.[8] At the end of the 2006–07 season, McBreen was told by Scunthorpe manager Nigel Adkins that he was free to look for a deal with another club, despite having a year remaining on his contract.[9] He joined Conference Premier team York City on a one-month loan, with the option of a possible extension, on 5 October 2007.[10] His York debut came in a 4–1 defeat against Histon and scored his first goal in the following game against Stafford Rangers, which was the second goal in a 2–0 victory.[11][12] After making five appearances and scoring two goals he was recalled from his loan spell by Scunthorpe on 5 November due to the departure of on-loan Millwall striker Ben May.[13][14] Despite this, York manager Billy McEwan was interested in bringing McBreen back to the club for another loan spell.[15]

McBreen playing for York City in the 2009 FA Trophy Final

He joined St. Johnstone in January 2008 on a deal until the end of the season on a permanent deal; not a loan, as previously thought.[16] On 20 April, McBreen scored the opening goal in St. Johnstone's Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers of the Scottish Premier League at Hampden Park in extra time, which they eventually lost in a penalty shootout.[17] He was released by the club at the end of the 2007–08 season.[18] He held talks with A-League side Adelaide United and was later handed a trial with Wellington Phoenix,[19][20] but he returned to York City on 25 June.[21] His first game back at the club resulted in a 1–0 victory against Crawley Town and in his third appearance he scored his first goal of the 2008–09 season with the equalising goal in a 1–1 draw against Histon.[22][23] He suffered from a sore knee after waking up on 24 August, which led to him missing York's game against Barrow the following day.[24] He eventually made his return three days later by starting in the 1–1 draw against Torquay United.[25] McBreen was played primarily as a lone striker in away matches during the season, a decision which York manager Colin Walker defended in September.[26]

He was reported to have signed for A-League newcomers North Queensland Fury on 17 February 2009,[27] but the deal had yet to be confirmed by York.[28] It was confirmed that he would join the Fury at the start of the 2009–10 season in August, following the expiry of his contract at York in June.[29] He started in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium on 9 May 2009, which York lost 2–0 to Stevenage Borough.[30] He was released by York following the end of the 2008–09 season,[31] during which he made 48 appearances and scored 10 goals.[32]

He went on to sign a two-year pre-contract with A-League opponents Central Coast Mariners, for the 2010–11 season and 2011–12 seasons.[33] On 12 January 2010, McBreen signed an interim deal with Perth Glory for the remainder of the 2009–10 season in a swap for Jimmy Downey.[34] In the 2012–13 A-League season, McBreen won the Golden Boot with 17 goals, Joe Marston Medal and Members' Player of the Year awards. On 13 May 2013, he signed a new one-year contract with Central Coast Mariners.

On 8 June 2013, McBreen joined Chinese Super League side Shanghai East Asia on loan until 31 October, joining his former teammate Bernie Ibini-Isei who completed his transfer four days earlier.[35]

On 31 January 2014, McBreen signed with Shanghai East Asia on a one season contract for a transfer fee of AU$250,000.[36]

International career[edit]

Australia coach Pim Verbeek selected McBreen in an extended squad of 25 players for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Indonesia in Brisbane on 3 March 2010.[37]

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Falkirk F.C.

Scunthorpe United

Central Coast Mariners

Individual[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 9 May 2009.

Central Coast MarinersCentral Coast Mariners

Club Performance
Club Season League[A] S. Cup S. League Cup Other[B] Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Falkirk 2004–05[38] 23 13 1 0 0 0 2 0 26 13
2005–06[39] 32 6 4 2 2 0 0 0 38 8
Subtotal 55 19 5 2 2 0 2 0 64 21
Club Season League[C] FA Cup League Cup Other[D] Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Scunthorpe United 2006–07[40] 7 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 10 0
2007–08[41] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal 7 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 10 0
York City (loan) 2007–08[14] 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Club Season League S. Cup S. League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
St. Johnstone 2007–08[42] 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[E] Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
York City 2008–09[32] 38 5 2 0 0 0 8 5 48 10
Club Season League Finals Asia Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
North Queensland Fury 2009–10 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 3
Perth Glory 2009–10 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 5
Central Coast Mariners 2010–11 27 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 31 5
2011–12 23 2 3 0 5 2 0 0 31 4
2012–13 25 17 2 2 6 0 0 0 33 19
Subtotal 75 23 9 3 11 2 0 0 95 28
Total 214 57 25 6 13 2 12 5 258 70
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Scottish Challenge Cup.
C. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League and Football Conference.
D. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy.
E. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the FA Trophy and Conference League Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2007). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2007–08. Mainstream Publishing. p. 256. ISBN 978-1-84596-246-3. 
  2. ^ a b c "McBreen repaying Falkirk for leap of faith". The Sunday Times. 2005-09-18. Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
  3. ^ Hill, Simon (2012-11-29). "Simon Hill charts the football journey of ageless Central Coast Mariners striker Daniel McBreen". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  4. ^ "2. Daniel McBreen". Central Coast Mariners FC. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  5. ^ "Australian PFA scores historic first win at the CAS". FIFPro. 2005-08-01. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  6. ^ "McBreen cleared for Bairns". BBC Sport. 2004-09-11. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  7. ^ "McBreen agrees new Falkirk deal". BBC Sport. 2005-06-10. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  8. ^ "Scunthorpe sign McBreen & Morris". BBC Sport. 2006-08-30. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  9. ^ "Three players offered deals". Iron-Bru. 2007-05-09. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  10. ^ "Minstermen capture Iron striker". BBC Sport. 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  11. ^ "York 1–4 Histon". BBC Sport. 2007-10-06. Retrieved 2008-08-16. 
  12. ^ "York 2–0 Stafford". BBC Sport. 2007-10-09. Retrieved 2008-08-16. 
  13. ^ "McBreen is recalled by Scunthorpe". BBC Sport. 2007-11-05. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  14. ^ a b "York 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  15. ^ Flett, Dave (2007-11-16). "Billy still tracking loan ace". The Press. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  16. ^ "Derek: McBreen move not a loan". St. Johnstone F.C. 2008-01-03. Archived from the original on 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  17. ^ McDaid, David (2008-04-20). "St Johnstone 1–1 Rangers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
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  20. ^ "Phoenix bid in flames?". Hartlepool Mail. 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
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  22. ^ "Crawley 0–1 York". BBC Sport. 2008-08-09. Retrieved 2008-08-16. 
  23. ^ "York 1–1 Histon". BBC Sport. 2008-08-16. Retrieved 2008-08-16. 
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  26. ^ Flett, Dave (2008-09-27). "City boss defends 'lone striker' away day policy". The Press. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  27. ^ "McBreen Joins Fury From UK". FourFourTwo. 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  28. ^ Carroll, Steve (2009-02-18). "Confusion as York City striker Daniel McBreen 'signs' for North Queensland Fury". The Press. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  29. ^ "McBreen agrees move to Australia". BBC Sport. 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  30. ^ "Stevenage Borough 2–0 York City". BBC Sport. 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  31. ^ "York City release seven players". BBC Sport. 2009-05-12. Retrieved 2009-05-12. 
  32. ^ a b Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "York 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
    Flett, Dave (2008-10-27). "York City 0, Mansfield 0 (FAC4Q)". The Press. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
    Flett, Dave (2008-10-29). "Mansfield 1, York City 0". The Press. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
    Flett, Dave (2009-01-14). "York City strikers McBreen and Brodie on target to seal impressive FA Trophy win at Oxford". The Press. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
    Flett, Dave (2009-01-21). "Curse of Barrow goal ace Wayne Curtis see York City slide out of Setanta Shield". The Press. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
    Flett, Dave (2009-02-02). "Teenage striker Adam Boyes nets his first York City goal to earn an FA Trophy replay against Kidderminster Harriers". The Press. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
    Flett, Dave (2009-02-12). "York City 1, Kidderminster 1 (13-12 on penalties after extra time)". The Press. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
    Carroll, Steve (2009-02-23). "Daniel McBreen's double strike ignites York City's Wembley dream in the FA Trophy". The Press. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
    Flett, Dave (2009-03-16). "Prospect of a Wembley outing in the FA Trophy final provides a welcome fillip for York City". The Press. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
    Flett, Dave (2009-03-23). "Wembley here we come ... York City beat Telford United to book a place in the FA Trophy final". The Press. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
    Martini, Peter (2009-05-09). "Stevenage 2 York City 0 - FA Trophy Final from Wembley". The Press. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  33. ^ "Mariners Swoop on McBreen". FourFourTwo. 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  34. ^ "Official: North Queensland Fury Striker Daniel McBreen Set To Swap With Perth Glory's Jimmy Downey". Goal.com. 2010-01-12. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  35. ^ "McBreen to join Ibini in Shanghai". Central Coast Mariners FC. 2013-06-08. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  36. ^ "Confirmed: McBreen transferred to Shanghai SIPG". Central Coast Mariners FC. 2014-01-31. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  37. ^ "McBreen rewarded with Asian Cup selection". Perth Now. 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
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  39. ^ "Falkirk 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  40. ^ "Scunthorpe 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  41. ^ "Scunthorpe 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  42. ^ "St Johnstone 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Besart Berisha
A-League Golden Boot
2012–13
Succeeded by
Incumbent