Neil McGregor

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Neil McGregor (football player)
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Personal information
Full name Neil McGregor
Date of birth (1985-07-17) 17 July 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Irvine, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Hurlford United
Youth career
2001–2002 Kilmarnock
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Kilmarnock 0 (0)
2005–2009 Clyde 84 (6)
2009–2011 Dunfermline Athletic 29 (0)
2011–2013 Dundee 32 (1)
2013 Ayr United (loan) 14 (1)
2013– Hurlford United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 August 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Neil McGregor (born 17 July 1985 in Irvine), is a Scottish football defender who currently plays for Hurlford United in the Scottish Junior Football Association, West Region. He has previously played in the Scottish Premier League for Dundee.

Career[edit]

McGregor began his career with Kilmarnock, but failed to make the grade with them and was released. He subsequently signed for Clyde in the summer of 2005, and scored on his début for them in the Scottish Challenge Cup against Brechin City. McGregor flourished after joining Clyde, and was awarded the Man of the Match award during Clyde's 5–2 extra time defeat to Rangers in the Scottish League Cup.

McGregor was appointed captain in January 2007, following the departure of incumbent captain Paul McHale. However, he was then sidelined by injury for the rest of the season, allowing Michael McGowan to take over the captaincy. At the start of the following season McGowan was officially appointed as team captain with McGregor being given the role of club captain, which he held until July 2008.[1]

McGregor was selected in the SPFA First Division Team of 2006–07. In August 2007, Carlisle United were reported to have tabled an offer of £100,000 for the player. However, this offer fell through when Carlisle sacked their manager.[2]

McGregor was released by Clyde in June 2009 along with the rest of the out of contract players, due to the club's financial position.[3] He went on to sign for Dunfermline Athletic.

On 21 July 2011 it was announced after impressing while on trial that McGregor had signed a one year deal for Dundee FC. On 31 January 2013 McGregor left Dundee and signed for Scottish 2nd Division side Ayr United, on a loan deal until the end of the season.

His younger brother Calum is also a footballer, and was previously on the books of Clyde.[4]

On 31 July 2013 McGregor joined Junior side Hurlford United.[5]


Statistics[edit]

Correct as of 30 July 2009

Club Performance
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other[6] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kilmarnock 2003–04 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004–05 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clyde 2005–06 22 1 2 0 3 1 1 1 28 3
2006–07 22 2 1 0 1 0 4 0 28 2
2007–08 33 3 2 0 1 0 4 0 40 3
2008–09 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 0
Total 84 6 5 0 5 1 11 1 105 8
Career Totals 84 6 5 0 5 1 11 1 105 8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Captains Call
  2. ^ McGregor move close to collapse
  3. ^ "Players Released". clydefc.co.uk. Retrieved 2 June 2009. 
  4. ^ Band of Brothers
  5. ^ "Defender McGregor goes Junior". spfl.co.uk. SPFL. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Includes Scottish Challenge Cup and Scottish Football League Playoffs

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