David McMillan (footballer)

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David McMillan
Personal information
Full name David McMillan
Date of birth (1988-12-14) 14 December 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Dundalk
Number 16
Youth career
Templeogue United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 UCD 57 (20)
2011 St Patrick's Athletic 26 (6)
2012 Olympic FC 7 (3)
2012–2013 UCD 31 (16)
2013 Sligo Rovers 13 (1)
2014– Dundalk 19 (4)
National team
2010 Republic of Ireland U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 Aug 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 Aug 2013 (UTC)

David McMillan, born in Dublin on 14 December 1988, is a footballer who currently plays for Dundalk in the League of Ireland Premier Division. McMillan plays as a forward. He is the younger brother of Sligo Rovers defender Evan McMillan.

Club career[edit]

UCD[edit]

McMillan signed for UCD during the summer of 2008 spending the majority of this season in the inaugural 2008 A Championship squad. UCD went on to win this competition with a 2–1 AET win against Bohemians in the final. McMillan scored an 84th minute equaliser. He then went on to make his first-team debut away to Cork City at Turners Cross in September 2008 in a 2–0 defeat, as an 89th minute substitute.[1]

After UCD's relegation to the First Division McMillan began the season in the first team squad. He opened his goal scoring account against Monaghan United on 20 March 2009 in a 3–0 home win.

On Friday 30 October 2009 UCD successfully completed their return to the League of Ireland Premier Division with a 5–0 victory away to Athlone Town, in which McMillan grabbed the third goal. This win culminated with Shelbourne losing to Longford Town on the same night handed UCD the First Division title and secured their return to the Premier Division on the first time of asking with one game remaining. McMillan finished the season with 12 league goals including UCD's last goal of the season, an excellent header from ten yards out. He was presented the UCD AFC Fans' New Player of the Year and Goal of the Season awards for 2009 in what capped an excellent first full season in the League of Ireland. The goal of the season trophy was awarded for his strike against Shelbourne in Tolka Park on 10 April where UCD ran out 3–1 winners.

UCD started the 2010 season in the Premier Division excellently, winning many plaudits for their style of play. In June 2010 McMillan himself was named the Airtricity/Soccer Writers' Association Player of the Month for May after he enjoyed a prolific run of form which saw him score five times in as many games. McMillan struck during wins over frontrunners Dundalk and St Patrick's Athletic, and bagged a brace in a convincing six-nil win over Bray Wanderers. The then 21-year-old also netted in the two-all draw against Galway United at Terryland Park.[2]

St Patrick's Athletic[edit]

On 12 January 2011, after an impressive season with UCD, McMillan signed a contract with St Patrick's Athletic for the 2011 season. He was given the number 10 jersey.[3] McMillan had a good start to the campaign, scoring against Cliftonville in the Setanta Sports Cup and Galway United and Dundalk in the league.

McMillan made his first appearance in European competition in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League against ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar of Iceland on 7 July 2011. In the second round, he went on to score a crucial away goal against FC Shakhter Karagandy of Kazakhstan in a 2–1 away defeat.[4] St. Patrick's Athletic went on to win the tie 3–2 on aggregate before crashing out to Karpaty Lviv of Ukraine in the 3rd qualifying round.

On 10 October 2011, McMillan scored in the final of the Leinster Senior Cup against Bohemians in Dalymount Park. St. Pat's won the game 2–0 and lifted this cup for the first time since 2000.[5]

Olympic[edit]

McMillan left St Patrick's Athletic to pursue his third level studies in Australia, joining Olympic FC in the Queensland division of the National Premier Leagues. He missed the opening fixtures in the season awaiting international clearance but went on to score 3 goals in 7 matches.

UCD[edit]

McMillan returned to UCD mid-way through the 2012 season after returning from Australia. On his return he scored 8 goals in 15 league appearances to help keep The Students in the League of Ireland Premier Division.

In 2013 McMillan signed on once more with UCD, scoring on the opening weekend of fixtures from the penalty spot.

International career[edit]

During September 2010, McMillan was called into the Republic of Ireland U23's squad to face Estonia in Tallinn in the 2009–11 International Challenge Trophy after some promising displays on his return from a long injury lay-off. Ireland won the game 1–0, with McMillan winning his first international cap.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Performance
Club Season League FAI Cup Europe Other 1 Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Dundalk 2014 19 4 1 1 4 0 9 7 33 12
Sligo Rovers 2013 13 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 1
UCD AFC 2013 19 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 12
2012 15 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 8
Olympic FC 2012 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3
St. Patrick's Athletic 2011 26 6 3 2 5 1 6 3 40 12
UCD AFC 2010 24 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 25 9
2009 32 12 1 0 0 0 2 0 35 12
2008 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 156 54 8 4 11 1 17 10 192 69

^Note 1 Competitions include League Cup, Setanta Sports Cup and Leinster Senior Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

UCD

Sligo Rovers

St Patrick's Athletic

Individual[edit]

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