Jonathan McKain

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Jon McKain
Jonathan McKain.jpg
McKain playing for Wellington Phoenix in 2009
Personal information
Full name Jonathan David McKain
Date of birth (1982-09-21) 21 September 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Brisbane, Australia
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Centre Back
Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kelantan FA
Number 4
Youth career
1998 QAS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Brisbane Strikers 67 (3)
2003–2005 Naţional Bucureşti 47 (0)
2005–2008 Politehnica Timişoara 65 (2)
2008–2010 Wellington Phoenix 37 (2)
2010–2011 Al-Nassr 21 (1)
2011–2014 Adelaide United 48 (0)
2015– Kelantan FA 3 (1)
National team
2001 Australia U-20 10 (0)
2004 Australia U-23 4 (0)
2004–2011 Australia 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2011

Jonathan "Jon" McKain (born 21 September 1982) is a Scottish Australian football (soccer) player who plays for Kelantan FA in the Malaysia Super League. He is generally a defender but can also play as defensive midfielder.[1]

Club career[edit]

McKain was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School,[1] and he joined Romania club FC Politehnica in the summer of 2005, from fellow Divizia A club FC Naţional Bucureşti. He has also played for the Brisbane Strikers in Australia.

McKain signed for the Wellington Phoenix for the 2008–2009 A-League season.[2] Despite several injuries McKain maintained good form when fit. On 14 June 2010, McKain signed a one-year renewable contract for Al-Nassr to be added to Walter Zenga squad.[3] A US$ 1.5 million transfer fee was paid.[4]

After his stint in the Middle East with Saudi Arabia club Al-Nassr, McKain returned to Australia, and signed an undisclosed contract with Adelaide United.[5]

In August 2011, McKain was named as Adelaide United's captain ahead of the 2011–12 A-League season.[6] In round 12 of the A-league Jon McKain gave up his captaincy. He was replaced as captain by Eugene Galeković.

In October 2014, McKain signed for Malaysia Super League club Kelantan FA. He impressed fans with the first goal in Kota Bharu for 2015 season. His stunning header gives fans cheers happily. [7][8]

International career[edit]

McKain has represented Australia and made three appearances at the 2005 Confederations Cup in Germany. He also represented Australia at the 2004 Olympics.

A-League career statistics[edit]

All-Time Club Performances
Club Season Australia A-League Finals Series Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Wellington Phoenix F.C.
(A-League)
2008–09 18 0 18 0
2009–10 17 2 2 0 19 2
Club Total 35 2 2 0 37 2
Career totals
Last updated 1 June 2010

National team statistics[edit]

[9]

Australia national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 2 0
2005 8 0
2006 2 0
2007 0 0
2008 0 0
2009 0 0
2010 2 0
2011 2 0
Total 16 0

Honours[edit]

With Australia:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mason, James (2011). Churchie: The Centenary Register. Brisbane, Australia: The Anglican Church Grammar School. ISBN 978-0-646-55807-3. 
  2. ^ Star signings for Phoenix
  3. ^ McKain to Saudi Arabia. au.fourfourtwo.com.
  4. ^ Wellington Phoenix’s McKain set for Saudi Arabia move. tribalfootball.com.
  5. ^ Migliaccio, Val (19 July 2011). "Stout Australian stopper signs". Adelaide NOW. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  6. ^ McKain Named Reds Skipper. au.fourfourtwo.com.
  7. ^ "Forkey Doe, others under threat as Kelantan plan to offload foreign contingent". Insight Newspaper. 
  8. ^ "PLAYERS LIST NEW IMPORT Kelantan 2015" (in Malaysian). Ammboi. 30 October 2014. 
  9. ^ McKain, Jon at National-Football-Teams.com

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