Kevin McCann

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Kevin McCann
Personal information
Full name Kevin James McCann
Date of birth (1987-09-11) 11 September 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender / Midfield
Club information
Current team
Warriors F.C.
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Hibernian 28 (2)
2010–2011 Inverness Caledonian Thistle (loan) 8 (1)
2011–2012 Greenock Morton 11 (0)
2012–2013 Livingston 39 (1)
2013 Raith Rovers 4 (0)
2014– Warriors F.C. 12 (1)
National team
2007 Scotland U20[1] 2 (0)
2007–2008 Scotland U21[2] 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:18, 20 February 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 May 2010

Kevin James McCann (born 11 September 1987) is a Scottish association football player currently playing for S.League club Warriors F.C.. He is primarily a defender who can also play in a defensive midfield role. He has represented Scotland at u-20 and u-21 levels.

Club career[edit]

Hibernian[edit]

McCann started his senior career with Hibs. He made his first team debut in a Scottish Cup tie at Aberdeen on 10 January 2007.[3] He remained in the first team squad after this and he appeared as a late substitute in Hibs' victory in the 2007 Scottish League Cup Final against Kilmarnock.

After the sale of Hibs' first choice right full-back Steven Whittaker to Rangers during the summer of 2007,[4] it was expected that McCann would regularly play in the Hibs first team.[5] Hibs manager . McCann suffered from tendinitis in his right knee, which also lead to him being withdrawn from the Scotland squad for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

McCann's opportunities were further limited after the appointment of Mixu Paatelainen as manager.[6] Paatelainen signed another right back, David van Zanten, for the 2008–09 season.[7] McCann also suffered further problems with tendinitis in his right knee, which kept him out of action for the rest of the 2008–09 season.[8] He resumed light training towards the end of the season.[9]

McCann returned to fitness soon after the appointment of John Hughes as manager to the club.[10] He played in the opening day win against St. Mirren, but was subsequently injured again[11] and did not make another appearance in the 2009–10 season.

After Hibs signed another right back during the 2010 close season (Michael Hart), McCann was loaned to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.[12] McCann impressed in pre-season and started the first three league games.[13] He scored his first goal for Inverness in his second league appearance, "an unstoppable shot into the top corner of the net from 30 yards" in a 4–0 win against Dundee United.[13][14] McCann returned to Hibs in January 2011 at the end of his loan spell.[15] Inverness manager Terry Butcher commented that he would have been signing McCann again, but he had suffered an injury that would prevent him from playing for up to eight weeks.[15] McCann has not played for Hibs since returning from Inverness and he expected to be released at the end of the 2010–11 season.[16] Hibs confirmed this in late April.[17]

Greenock Morton[edit]

In August 2011, McCann played a trial match for Greenock Morton in the First Division victory over Livingston.[18] On 22 August, McCann signed a short-term deal until January 2012.[19] His contract was not extended following this deal and he was released.[20]

Livingston[edit]

On 10 March 2012, he played in a trial match for Livingston against his former club Greenock Morton.[21] Also setting up a goal for Iain Russell with a cross. After a further two games as a trialist, he signed for them on a short term contract until the end of the season.[22] McCann extended his stay with the West Lothian club by signing a new 1 year contract in May 2012.[23]McCann scored in Record Victory: 8–0 v Stranraer, Scottish League Cup First round, 4 August 2012[156]


Raith Rovers[edit]

On 26 October 2013, McCann signed for Raith Rovers.[24] Signed short term as had already agreed deal with Warriors FC in Singapore.

Warriors F.C.[edit]

When his deal at Raith Rovers ended, McCann moved to Singapore, signing for S.League club Warriors F.C.[25][26]Currently playing in a defensive midfeild role where he scored his first S league goal against Harimau Muda B team.

International career[edit]

McCann was selected for the Scotland under–21 squad after breaking into the Hibs first team.[27] He also earned selection for the Scotland under–20 squad in the lead up to the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, but was prevented from playing in the tournament due to injury.

Honours[edit]

Hibernian

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kevin McCann – U20 Squad, Scottish Football Association.
  2. ^ Kevin McCann – U21 Squad, Scottish Football Association.
  3. ^ "Aberdeen 2–2 Hibernian". BBC Sport. 10 January 2007. 
  4. ^ "SPL – Whittaker makes Rangers switch". Eurosport. 1 August 2007. 
  5. ^ "McCann can fill Whittaker's boots". Eurosport. 10 August 2007. 
  6. ^ "Kevin McCann could ease Hibs' selection woes". Daily Record. 2 May 2008. 
  7. ^ "Hibs snatch defender Van Zanten". BBC Sport. 6 May 2008. 
  8. ^ "McCann's season is over after another injury setback". Scotland on Sunday. 23 November 2008. 
  9. ^ "Hibs kid Kevin set for cruel summer". Edinburgh Evening News. 21 May 2009. 
  10. ^ "Hibs: Van Zanten welcomes McCann duel". Edinburgh Evening News. 15 August 2009. 
  11. ^ Strachan, Colleen (17 April 2010). "John Hughes willing to call on Kevin McCann as injuries mount". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "Player Update". Hibernian FC. 16 July 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "Boost for Inverness Caley Thistle as Kevin McCann shakes off injury". Daily Record. 4 September 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  14. ^ "Dundee Utd 0–4 Inverness CT". BBC Sport. 22 August 2010. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  15. ^ a b Kasiewicz, Stephen (21 January 2011). "Inverness are keen on Raith Rovers attacker Tade". The Press and Journal. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  16. ^ Marshall, Alan (22 April 2011). "Hibs star Kevin McCann admits his future lies elsewhere as contract runs down". Daily Record. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  17. ^ "Hibernian to release 10 players". BBC Sport. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "LIVE: Greenock Morton 2 – 1 Livingston". Scottish Football League. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  19. ^ "McCann signs". Greenock Morton FC. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  20. ^ Tait, Chris (4 January 2012). "Ton offer Young contract extension". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "Greenock Morton 1 – 3 Livingston". Scottish Football League. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  22. ^ "Short term deal for McCann". Livingston F.C. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  23. ^ "Quartet sign new contracts". Livingston F.C. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  24. ^ "New Signing at Stark’s Park". Raith Rovers F.C. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  25. ^ "A Scot in Singapore". MOBO Sports Management. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  26. ^ Koh, Gary (18 February 2014). "S.League Club Preview: Warriors FC". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  27. ^ "SQUAD NAMED FOR PORTUGAL". Scottish Football Association. 24 January 2008. 

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