Paddy McCarthy

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Paddy McCarthy
Paddy McCarthy Crystal Palace vs Lewes.jpg
Personal information
Full name Patrick Richard McCarthy
Date of birth (1983-05-31) 31 May 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sheffield United
(on loan from Crystal Palace)
Number 26
Youth career
Cherry Orchard
2000–2002 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Manchester City 0 (0)
2002–2003 Boston United (loan) 12 (0)
2003 Notts County (loan) 6 (0)
2005–2007 Leicester City 72 (3)
2007–2008 Charlton Athletic 29 (2)
2008– Crystal Palace 134 (6)
2014– Sheffield United (loan) 10 (1)
National team
1999–2000 Republic of Ireland U17 9 (0)
Republic of Ireland U21 7 (1)
2006 Republic of Ireland B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:00, 13 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Patrick Richard "Paddy" McCarthy (born 31 May 1983) is an Irish footballer, who plays as a Centre back for Sheffield United, on loan from Crystal Palace. Born in Dublin, he began his football career as a junior with Manchester City before joining Leicester City in 2005 where he spent three seasons before joining Charlton Athletic in the summer of 2007. He remained with Charlton for just twelve months, joining Crystal Palace in the summer of 2008 where he has remained since. McCarthy has also played for Boston United and Notts County on loan during the early part of his career.

Career[edit]

McCarthy joined Leicester City in March 2005 for a fee of £100,000 from Manchester City, signing a three-year contract.[1] He had never played for Manchester City's first team but had enjoyed loan spells at Boston United and Notts County during 2002 and 2003. Boston had made a bid to sign McCarthy on a permanent basis in February 2003.[2]

McCarthy became a favourite with the Leicester fans, due to his no-nonsense style of play, and in July 2006 was named club captain for the 2006–07 season. His season was cut short when he dislocated his shoulder in a training accident in February 2007.[3] Nonetheless, McCarthy expressed his wish to leave Leicester before the start of next season, despite being offered a new contract.[4]

McCarthy moved to Charlton Athletic for a fee of £650,000 in June 2007,[5] but spent only a year at The Valley, moving across south-east London to sign for Crystal Palace in the summer of 2008, with Mark Hudson travelling in the opposite direction.[5] McCarthy was troubled by a series of shoulder injuries which restricted him from playing in much of the 2008–09 and the 2009–10 seasons, but this did not stop him being named Palace captain in the run-up to the 2010–11 season.

McCarthy missed the entire of the 2011–12 season season with a groin injury, and made only one appearance in the subsequent Premier League season.[6] Despite this, he signed a one-year contract extension with Palace in September 2014.[7] Despite being given a new deal, first-team chances remained limited, and so, on 3 October 2014, McCarthy joined Sheffield United on an initial one-month loan deal[8] and made his début the following day as United lost 3–2 away at Chesterfield.[9] His first goal for the Blades came in the next match in a 2–2 draw against Leyton Orient at Bramall Lane.[10] At the end of the loan period McCarthy returned to Palace and was named amongst the substitutes for an away fixture against Manchester United on 8 November.[11] However, on 11 November, it was confirmed that McCarthy's loan with the Blades had been renewed until 28 December 2014.[12][13] In his first game back at United, McCarthy was sent off in a Yorkshire derby away at Doncaster Rovers with ten men United eventually going on to win 1-0.[14]

International career[edit]

McCarthy represented the Republic of Ireland Under-16 team at the 2000 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship and the Under-19 team at the 2002 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.

Honours[edit]

Crystal Palace

Club career statistics[edit]

As of 13 December 2014.
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Others Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2002–03[15] Boston (loan) Third Division 12 0 0 0 12 0
2002–03[15] Notts County (loan) Second Division 6 0 6 0
2004–05[16] Leicester City Championship 12 0 1 0 13 0
2005–06[17] 39 2 2 0 4 0 45 2
2006–07[18] 22 1 2 0 1 1 25 2
2007–08[19] Charlton Athletic 29 2 2 0 2 1 33 3
2008–09[20] Crystal Palace 27 3 0 0 2 0 29 3
2009–10[21] 20 0 0 0 2 0 22 0
2010–11[22] 43 1 1 0 2 0 43 1
2011–12[23] 43 2 0 0 7 0 50 2
2012–13[24] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[6] Premier League 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2014–15[25] 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
2014–15[25] Sheffield United (loan) League One 10 1 0 0 0 0 10 1
Career totals 264 12 9 0 22 2 295 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Foxes land City stopper". Sky Sports. 3 March 2005. Retrieved 15 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Boston bid for McCarthy". BBC Sport. 24 February 2003. Archived from the original on 23 October 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "McCarthy shoulder blow for Foxes". BBC Sport. 15 February 2007. Archived from the original on 19 February 2007. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Allen regrets McCarthy departure". BBC Sport. 7 June 2007. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Palace sign McCarthy from Addicks". BBC Sport. 12 June 2008. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Games played by Patrick McCarthy in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "McCarthy Extends Eagles Contract". Crystal Palace F.C. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sheffield United confirm deal to sign Paddy McCarthy on loan from Crystal Palace". Sheffield Telegraph. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Chesterfield 3 Sheffield United 2: Higdon and Lee see red in Blades loss". Yorkshire Post. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "O's hold Blades in thriller". Sky Sports. 11 October 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  11. ^ http://www.premierleague.com/content/premierleague/en-gb/matchday/matches/2014-2015/epl.match-report.html/man-utd-vs-crystal-palace
  12. ^ "Sheffield United receive timely boost ahead of Doncaster Rovers derby as Paddy McCarthy returns on loan". Sheffield Star. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  13. ^ http://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/article/mccarthy-rejoins-blades-on-loan-2069384.aspx
  14. ^ "Doncaster Rovers 0 Sheffield United 1: Murphy earns 10-man Blades derby honours". The YorkshirePost. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Games played by Patrick McCarthy in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Patrick McCarthy in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Patrick McCarthy in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Patrick McCarthy in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Patrick McCarthy in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Patrick McCarthy in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Patrick McCarthy in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Patrick McCarthy in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Patrick McCarthy in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Patrick McCarthy in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  25. ^ a b "Games played by Patrick McCarthy in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Danny Tiatto
Leicester City captain
2006–2007
Succeeded by
Stephen Clemence
Preceded by
Shaun Derry
Crystal Palace captain
2010–2013
Succeeded by
Mile Jedinak