McBreen playing for North Queensland Fury in 2009
|Full name||Daniel James McBreen|
|Date of birth||23 April 1977|
|Place of birth||Burnley, England|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|?–1998||Toronto Awaba Stags||?||(?)|
|2007||→ York City (loan)||5||(2)|
|2009–2010||North Queensland Fury||21||(3)|
|2010–2014||Central Coast Mariners||95||(29)|
|2013||→ Shanghai East Asia (loan)||13||(3)|
|2014–||Shanghai East Asia||20||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 July 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
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. He was raised in Newcastle, New South Wales and played for Toronto Awaba Stags and Edgeworth Eagles, before earning a full-time contract with Newcastle United of the National Soccer League in 2000. He signed for FC Universitatea Craiova on a long-term contact in 2002, although he later said the move was "a bad mistake". He walked out on the club in 2004 after they refused to honour his contractual obligations. He signed for Falkirk in the Scottish First Division after receiving international clearance in September 2004. He signed a new one-year contract with the club in June 2005.
He signed for League One team Scunthorpe United on a two-year contract on a free transfer in August 2006. 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. He joined Conference Premier team York City on a one-month loan, with the option of a possible extension, on 5 October 2007. 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. 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. Despite this, York manager Billy McEwan was interested in bringing McBreen back to the club for another loan spell.
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. 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. He was released by the club at the end of the 2007–08 season. He held talks with A-League side Adelaide United and was later handed a trial with Wellington Phoenix, but he returned to York City on 25 June. 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. 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. He eventually made his return three days later by starting in the 1–1 draw against Torquay United. McBreen was played primarily as a lone striker in away matches during the season, a decision which York manager Colin Walker defended in September.
He was reported to have signed for A-League newcomers North Queensland Fury on 17 February 2009, but the deal had yet to be confirmed by York. 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. He started in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium on 9 May 2009, which York lost 2–0 to Stevenage Borough. He was released by York following the end of the 2008–09 season, during which he made 48 appearances and scored 10 goals.
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. 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. 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 31 January 2014, McBreen signed with Shanghai Dongya on a one season contract for a transfer fee of AU$250,000.
Central Coast Mariners
- As of match played 9 May 2009.
|Club||Season||League[A]||S. Cup||S. League Cup||Other[B]||Total|
|Club||Season||League[C]||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[D]||Total|
|York City (loan)||2007–08||5||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||5||2|
|Club||Season||League||S. Cup||S. League Cup||Other||Total|
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[E]||Total|
|North Queensland Fury||2009–10||21||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||21||3|
|Central Coast Mariners||2010–11||27||4||4||1||0||0||0||0||31||5|
- 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.
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- "2. Daniel McBreen". Central Coast Mariners FC. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
- "Australian PFA scores historic first win at the CAS". FIFPro. 2005-08-01. Retrieved 2007-10-04.
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- "McBreen agrees new Falkirk deal". BBC Sport. 2005-06-10. Retrieved 2007-10-04.
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- "York 1–4 Histon". BBC Sport. 2007-10-06. Retrieved 2008-08-16.
- "York 2–0 Stafford". BBC Sport. 2007-10-09. Retrieved 2008-08-16.
- "McBreen is recalled by Scunthorpe". BBC Sport. 2007-11-05. Retrieved 2007-11-05.
- "York 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2008-06-25.
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- "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.
- McDaid, David (2008-04-20). "St Johnstone 1–1 Rangers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2008-06-25.
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- Ormond, Aidan (2008-05-14). "McBreen Heading For Hindmarsh". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
- "Phoenix bid in flames?". Hartlepool Mail. 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-06-01.
- "York sign Iron striker McBreen". BBC Sport. 2008-06-26. Retrieved 2008-06-26.
- "Crawley 0–1 York". BBC Sport. 2008-08-09. Retrieved 2008-08-16.
- "York 1–1 Histon". BBC Sport. 2008-08-16. Retrieved 2008-08-16.
- Carroll, Steve (2008-08-27). "Walker ponders Plainmoor role of City's Aussie striker". The Press. Retrieved 2008-08-27.
- "Torquay 1–1 York". BBC Sport. 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
- Flett, Dave (2008-09-27). "City boss defends 'lone striker' away day policy". The Press. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
- "McBreen Joins Fury From UK". FourFourTwo. 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- Carroll, Steve (2009-02-18). "Confusion as York City striker Daniel McBreen 'signs' for North Queensland Fury". The Press. Retrieved 2009-02-18.
- "McBreen agrees move to Australia". BBC Sport. 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2009-03-09.
- "Stevenage Borough 2–0 York City". BBC Sport. 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2009-05-10.
- "York City release seven players". BBC Sport. 2009-05-12. Retrieved 2009-05-12.
- 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.
- "Mariners Swoop on McBreen". FourFourTwo. 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- "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.
- "McBreen to join Ibini in Shanghai". Central Coast Mariners FC. 2013-06-08. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
- "Confirmed: McBreen transferred to Shanghai SIPG". Central Coast Mariners FC. 2014-01-31. Retrieved 2014-01-31.
- "McBreen rewarded with Asian Cup selection". Perth Now. 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- "Falkirk 2004/2005 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- "Falkirk 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- "Scunthorpe 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- "Scunthorpe 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- "St Johnstone 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
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