Jamie McQuilken

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Jamie McQuilken
Personal information
Full name James Charles McQuilken
Date of birth (1974-10-03) 3 October 1974 (age 39)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Left-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Celtic 5 (0)
1995–1997 Dundee United 18 (0)
1997–1998 Hibernian 10 (0)
1998–2003 Falkirk 157 (6)
2003–2004 Aberdeen 7 (0)
2004–2005 St. Johnstone 15 (0)
2005–2007 Gretna 57 (4)
2007–2010 Queen of the South 85 (2)
2011– Cambuslang Rangers
National team
1993 Scotland U21[1] 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

James Charles McQuilken (born 3 October 1974) is a Scottish professional footballer who last played for Scottish First Division side Queen of the South. He was born in Glasgow and started his career with Celtic. He then moved to Dundee United where he played from November of 1995 until October of 1996. He joined Hibernian in January of 1997 and then moved to Falkirk. He moved from here to Aberdeen and then to St. Johnstone. At the beginning of the 2004-5 season he moved to Gretna on a six-month loan that became permanent. He had a heart scare in 2006 and moved to Dumfries Club in January of 2007. He then agreed to a one year contract with The Doonhamers before saying in December 2009 that he was leaving his career for the police. He was back, however, in the 2011/12 season, joining the Cambuslang Rangers.

Career[edit]

Born in Glasgow, McQuilken began his career with Celtic and made five league appearances for the club. He moved to Dundee United in November 1995, making his début as a substitute in the 1995 Scottish Challenge Cup Final defeat to Stenhousemuir. The following month, McQuilken made his first start as United recorded their biggest win of the season, beating Dumbarton 8–0 at Tannadice. Used as both a left-back and left midfielder, McQuilken featured fourteen times that season, including both legs of the playoff win over Partick Thistle. The following season, McQuilken was deployed as a left-back for the first six matches before being confined mainly to the bench. Featuring a handful of times more, he played his last game in October 1996 before joining Hibernian in January 1997. Featuring in ten of Hibs' remaining matches that season, McQuilken moved to Falkirk at the start of the 1997–98 season.

At Falkirk, McQuilken became a regular, playing in the majority of matches each season and playing most of the club's title-winning season in 2002–03. McQuilken moved on to Aberdeen in June 2003[2] but was made available for transfer in January 2004[3] and within days, McQuilken moved to St Johnstone.[4] At the start of the 2004–05 season, he moved to Gretna on a six-month loan deal[5] which was subsequently made permanent.

After suffering a heart scare in September 2006,[6] McQuilken moved to Dumfries club Queen of the South in January 2007.[7] He played in the club's first ever run to Scottish Cup final in 2008 and in the subsequent UEFA Cup games in the following season.[8] Shortly afterwards, McQuilken agreed a new one-year contract with The Doonhamers.[9] On 8 December 2009 Queens announced McQuilken would be leaving the club in January to start a new career in the Police.[10] Before the 2011/12 season of the McQuilken joined Cambuslang Rangers after saying he was missing the buzz on a Saturday. [11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Lg Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celtic 1994–95 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Dundee United 1995–96 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 13 0
1996–97 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 0
Total 20 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 24 0
Hibernian 1996–97 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1997–98 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Falkirk 1998–99 22 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 27 0
1999–00 31 2 4 0 2 0 1 0 38 2
2000–01 34 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 39 0
2001–02 35 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 41 2
2002–03 35 2 3 0 3 0 3 0 44 2
Total 137 6 14 0 11 0 7 0 169 6
Aberdeen 2003–04 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Total 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
St Johnstone 2003–04 15 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 1
Total 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
Gretna (loan) 2004–05 32 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 36 2
Total 32 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 36 2
Gretna 2005–06 23 2 5 0 2 0 1 0 31 2
2006–07 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 0
Total 25 0 5 0 2 0 1 0 36 2
Queen of the South 2006–07 15 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
2007–08 32 1 4 0 1 0 1 0 38 1
2008–09 22 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 2
Total 69 3 9 0 1 0 1 0 80 3
Career total 213 11 9 0 14 1 7 1 243 13

Honours[edit]

Dundee United
Falkirk
Queen of the South

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fitbastats.com/scotlandu21/player.php?playerid=230
  2. ^ "Dons seal McQuilken deal". BBC Sport. 2 June 2003. Retrieved 2 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Dons transfer list eight". BBC Sport. 5 January 2004. Retrieved 2 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "SFL transfer window round-up". BBC Sport. 7 January 2004. Retrieved 2 July 2008. 
  5. ^ "Gretna borrown McQuilken". BBC Sport. 9 July 2004. Retrieved 2 July 2008. 
  6. ^ "McQuilken home after heart scare". BBC Sport. 19 September 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2008. 
  7. ^ "Queens sign Dobbie and McQuilken". BBC Sport. 6 January 2007. Retrieved 2 July 2008. 
  8. ^ Club History on www.qosfc.com
  9. ^ "Veteran trio extend Queens stay". BBC Sport. 30 May 2008. Retrieved 2 July 2008. 
  10. ^ http://qosfc.com/HeadlineNews/ViewFullStory/tabid/151/selectmoduleid/498/ArticleID/963/reftab/36/Default.aspx
  11. ^ http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/football/juniors/2011/08/01/rutherglen-glencairn-1-cambuslang-rangers-2-86908-23312504/

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