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|Full name||Michael McIndoe|
|Date of birth||2 December 1979|
|Place of birth||Sighthill, Edinburgh,|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|2006||→ Derby County (loan)||8||(0)|
|2006||→ Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan)||7||(0)|
|2010||→ Milton Keynes Dons (loan)||7||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:19, 3 January 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Michael McIndoe (born 2 December 1979 in Sighthill, Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional footballer . He began playing for Luton Town Football Club in 1998, and later played for various football teams in the English Football League Championship, before leaving Coventry City Football Club in June 2011 to concentrate solely on his business career. In 2004 he was a member of Scotland national football team. His playing position is left midfield.
McIndoe started his professional career at Luton Town, making his debut in 1998. He played 39 games for the Hatters before moving on a free transfer to Hereford United in 2000. He did well for Hereford, but the club's financial pressures forced them to accept a £25,000 bid for McIndoe from rivals Yeovil Town in 2001. McIndoe made 91 appearances and scored 22 league goals for Yeovil. He secured promotion with the club, going up from the Football Conference as champions in 2003 before signing for Doncaster Rovers in the same year for £50,000.
McIndoe had a successful first season with Doncaster, becoming Rovers' second highest scorer for season 2003–2004 and making the PFA Team of the Year at the end of the season. He also had a successful second season, becoming joint top scorer in the club's first season back in League One. In 2005, he scored the first penalty in the Football League Cup tie against Premier League side Manchester City to start Doncaster's cup run. He then scored a memorable penalty against Aston Villa. Additionally, he scored against Arsenal after only four minutes, but Doncaster lost the tie on penalties – in which McIndoe scored his penalty – after Gilberto Silva had scored an equaliser during injury time in extra time.
McIndoe got called up for the Scotland 'A' squad and wanted to play at a higher level to ensure he was not overlooked for a place in the full national team. He signed on loan for Championship side Derby County in the second half of the 2005–2006 season. At the end of that season, McIndoe was named in the League One PFA Team of the Year.
McIndoe signed for Doncaster's rivals, the newly promoted Championship side Barnsley, for £125,000 in the 2006–2007 pre-season. In August 2006, he scored Barnsley's first goal in their win against Hull City.
He moved on loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers in Autumn 2006, activating a clause in his contract allowing him to move elsewhere if he wished. He moved permanently on 1 January 2007 for £250,000, where he enjoyed a short but successful period.
In July 2007, McIndoe signed a three-year contract with newly promoted Championship side Bristol City for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £500,000. He scored six times for the club in his first season.
The 2008–09 season started off well for McIndoe, who scored three goals in 14 games. On 21 September 2008, McIndoe played against his old Doncaster team for the first time since leaving them, scoring two goals in the game, which Bristol City won 4–1 at Ashton Gate.
On 4 August 2009, McIndoe signed a two-year contract with Championship club Coventry City for an undisclosed fee. He scored his first goal for his new club on 13 March 13, 2010 in the home league match against Plymouth Argyle. A change of manager saw McIndoe move to MK Dons on loan from November 2010 until January 2011 to maintain fitness. He returned to Coventry City to feature in the final stages of the 2010–11 season.
McIndoe has been capped twice by Scotland's B Team.
Mcindoe has taken two years out of professional football to concentrate on his business career before returning to football. His business interests include concierge services, property (commercial/residential), nightclubs and restaurants.
McIndoe went bankrupt in October with disclosed debts of £3million.
- Yeovil Town
- Doncaster Rovers
- Player of the Year: 2004, 2005 (Doncaster rovers)
- Member of PFA Team of the Year: 2004, 2006
- conference player of the year, 2002–03
- league 2 player of the year, 2003–04
- league 1 player of the year (runner-up), 2005–06
- league 1 player of the month, December 2005
- championship playoff semi-final, 2006–07
- championship playoff final runner up 2008–09
- "McIndoe joins rivals in £25,000 transfer". Hereford Times. 14 February 2001. Retrieved 8 March 2008.
- Michael McIndoe Official Website at officialplayerwebsites.com
- Michael McIndoe career statistics at Soccerbase