Rhys McCabe

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Rhys McCabe
Personal information
Full name Rhys McCabe[1]
Date of birth (1992-07-24) 24 July 1992 (age 21)
Place of birth Polbeth, Scotland
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Club information
Current club Portsmouth
(on loan from Sheffield Wednesday)
Number 33
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Rangers 9 (0)
2012– Sheffield Wednesday 27 (2)
2014– Portsmouth (loan) 4 (0)
National team
2012– Scotland U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:41, 19 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2013

Rhys McCabe (born 24 July 1992) is a Scottish footballer playing for Portsmouth on loan from Sheffield Wednesday. McCabe started his senior career with Rangers, but opted to leave the club in 2012 after it was forced to play in the lowest professional league, Division Three. He has also represented the Scotland national under-21 football team.

Career[edit]

A member of Rangers under 19 squad[2] McCabe scored in the Youth Cup Final in April 2011 in what was ultimately a 2–1 defeat to Celtic.[3] In July 2011 he made his first team debut as a substitute in a friendly against Blackpool,[4] going on to make subsequent appearances in friendlies against Liverpool[5] and Hamburg.[6] He signed a contract extension in December 2011 extending his stay with the club to 2015.[7] Having been an unused substitute in nine previous fixtures that season,[8] he made his Scottish Premier League debut on 3 March 2012, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 defeat to Hearts.[9] On 25 March he made his Old Firm debut in a 3–2 win over Celtic.[10]

McCabe declined to have his contract transferred to the new company set up by Charles Green.[11] PFA Scotland noted that players were entitled to become free agents if they objected to the transfer.[11] He then signed a three-year contract with Sheffield Wednesday.[12] On 11 October 2012 Sheffield Wednesday agreed an undisclosed settlement with Rangers.[13] His first goal for Sheffield Wednesday was an edge of the box screamer from a corner against Charlton Athletic on 22 December 2012. The goal was subsequently voted goal of the day on Sky Sports News.

McCabe made his debut for the Scotland national under-21 football team in April 2012.[14]

On 17 March 2014, McCabe joined League Two side Portsmouth on loan for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 19 April 2014[16]
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Rangers 2011–12 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Sheffield Wednesday 2012–13 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 1
2013–14 5 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 9 1
Subtotal 27 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 31 2
Portsmouth (loan) 2013–14 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 41 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 44 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 24. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Celtic U19 2–1 Rangers U19 (aet)". BBC Sport. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Youth Cup Final: Celtic 2 Rangers 1 (AET; 1–1 affter 90 mins)". Daily Record. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Blackpool 0 – 2 Rangers: Steven Davis makes it a seaside stroll for Rangers". The Scotsman. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rangers 1 Liverpool 0". Mail Online. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hamburg 2 Rangers 1". The Sun. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "No 41 Rhys McCabe Rangers". Rangers F.C. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Rhys McCabe Stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Rangers 1–2 Hearts". BBC Sport. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Rangers stun nine-man Celtic in thriller". BBC. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  11. ^ a b Lamont, Alasdair (23 June 2012). "Rangers duo, including Rhys McCabe, oppose transfer to newco". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Rangers: Rhys McCabe joins Sheffield Wednesday". BBC Sport (BBC). 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Rangers: Ally McCoist bullish on club future". Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "Scotland U21 1–4 Italy U21". BBC Sport (BBC). 25 April 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  15. ^ "McCabe And Toumani Sign". Portsmouth FC. 17 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Rhys McCabe Stats". Soccerbase. March 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 


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