|Full name||David Kenneth McNamee|
|Date of birth||10 October 1980|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|1999||→ St Mirren (loan)||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:26, 17 November 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
David Kenneth McNamee (born 10 October 1980) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a right back currently at Leamington. His previous clubs include St Mirren, Blackburn Rovers, Livingston, Coventry City, Plymouth Argyle, Aberdeen and Ross County. He has represented Scotland at international level.
McNamee, a versatile defender, started his career with Scottish club St Mirren. His impressive performances for St. Mirren alerted Premier League club Blackburn Rovers, who signed him in 1999. His £300,000 transfer to England, was unsuccessful, however. Having failed to make a single first team appearance for the Ewood Park club, McNamee returned to Scotland in 2002 to join Livingston for an undisclosed fee.
He quickly established himself in the Livingston first team, and his continuous impressive and consistent performances alerted the attention of the then Scotland national team manager Berti Vogts, who rewarded him with his first cap against Estonia in 2004. He featured again for Scotland just three days later, as a late substitute against Trinidad and Tobago.
McNamee was a member of the Livingston team which won the 2004 Scottish League Cup Final, against Hibernian at Hampden Park. In 2005–06, his season was blighted by injury and he only featured 15 times for Livingston, who were eventually relegated from the Scottish Premier League. The season ended on a high for McNamee, however, as he was recalled to the Scotland squad for the Kirin Cup matches against Bulgaria and Japan. McNamee featured as a substitute in both games as Scotland won the trophy after beating Bulgaria 5–1 and drawing 0–0 with hosts Japan.
With Livingston having been relegated from the SPL, and several clubs having confirmed their interest in him, it was unlikely that McNamee would remain at Livingston. On 2 June 2006, he signed for Coventry City of the English Championship, for a fee of £100,000. His time at the Ricoh Arena was blighted by injuries, and although given a chance to prove his worth to the team, manager Chris Coleman decided against offering a new deal. McNamee was released by Coventry on 14 July 2008. The next day, McNamee signed a two-year contract with fellow Championship club Plymouth Argyle, becoming their third signing of the summer. In May 2010, after playing nearly 20 times for Plymouth, McNamee and teammates Yoann Folly and Lloyd Saxton were released.
McNamee started training with Motherwell in November 2010, with a view of signing a permanent deal with the Steelmen. However, following manager Craig Brown's departure to Aberdeen, McNamee looked set to follow him to Pittodrie. McNamee was on his way to Aberdeen to undergo a medical when his plane from Birmingham had to turn back due to heavy snow closing Dyce Airport. McNamee eventually signed for Aberdeen on 24 December, again teaming up with Folly. On 27 April, it was announced that McNamee would not be offered a new contract at Pittodrie and would be released at the end of the season.
- As of 13 December 2012
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[A]||Total|
|St. Mirren||1997–98||Scottish First Division||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|1998–99||Scottish First Division||23||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||25||0|
|Blackburn Rovers||1998–99||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|St. Mirren (loan)||1998–99||Scottish First Division||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||8||0|
|Blackburn Rovers Total||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Livingston||2002–03||Scottish Premier League||12||0||0||0||2||0||1||0||15||0|
|2003–04||Scottish Premier League||30||3||5||0||5||0||0||0||40||3|
|2004–05||Scottish Premier League||29||1||2||0||3||0||0||0||34||1|
|2005–06||Scottish Premier League||14||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||15||0|
|Aberdeen||2010–11||Scottish Premier League||10||0||2||0||1||0||0||0||13||0|
- A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances (including substitutes) and goals in the 2002–03 UEFA Cup.
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