Rory McArdle

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Rory McArdle
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McArdle in 2010
Personal information
Full name Rory Alexander McArdle[1]
Date of birth (1987-05-01) 1 May 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Bradford City
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Sheffield Wednesday 1 (0)
2005–2006 Rochdale (loan) 19 (1)
2006–2007 Rochdale (loan) 9 (0)
2007–2010 Rochdale 120 (4)
2010–2012 Aberdeen 52 (2)
2012– Bradford City 124 (8)
National team
2006–2008 Northern Ireland U21 19 (1)
2010– Northern Ireland 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:04, 3 May 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:42, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Rory Alexander McArdle (born 1 May 1987) is a footballer, who plays for Bradford City. He plays in central defence, and has previously played for Sheffield Wednesday, Rochdale and Aberdeen.

Club career[edit]

Aberdeen[edit]

On 19 May 2010, McArdle signed a contract with Scottish Premier League club Aberdeen.[2] Near the end of the 2011–12 season, McArdle was advised that his contract with Aberdeen would not be extended.[3]

Bradford City[edit]

McArdle with the victory parade that followed Bradford City's victory in the 2013 Football League Two play-off Final

McArdle signed for Bradford City on 6 June 2012, signing a two-year contract.[4][5] He made his debut on 11 August in a 1–0 win in the League Cup against Notts County.[6] He made his league debut a week later against Gillingham.[7] He made his home debut on 21 August, in a 1–0 win against Fleetwood Town.[8] He scored his first goal for the club on 25 August in a 5–1 win against AFC Wimbledon.[9] On 8 January, McArdle scored a header against Premier League side Aston Villa in the first leg of the semi-final of the League Cup, as Bradford incredibly won 3–1.[10] He also played in the second leg, which saw Bradford advance to the final 4–3 on aggregate.[11] He started in the final which Bradford lost to Premier League side Swansea City.[12] He scored his second league goal for the club on 1 April, helping Bradford to a 3–1 away to Torquay United.[13] He then scored in the 2013 Football League Two play-off Final, which Bradford won 3–0 against Northampton Town securing promotion to League One.[14] On 3 August, the opening day of the season, McArdle scored a late header from a Raffaele De Vita corner to give Bradford a point in a 2–2 draw against Bristol City.[15]

He was Bradford City's 2014–15 Player of the Year.[16]

International career[edit]

McArdle made his full debut for Northern Ireland on 26 May 2010 against Turkey in a friendly.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 260. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Rochdale's Rory McArdle agrees to Aberdeen switch". BBC Sport. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Aberdeen striker Darren Mackie among six to exit". BBC Sport (BBC). 25 April 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rory McArdle becomes Bradford City's second summer signing". Telegraph & Argus. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bradford City sign Aberdeen defender Rory McArdle". BBC Sport (BBC). 7 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Notts County 0–1 Bradford" BBC Sport. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Gillingham 3–1 Bradford" BBC Sport. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Bradford 1–0 Fleetwood" BBC Sport. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Bradford 5–1 AFC Wimbledon" BBC Sport. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Bradford 3–1 Aston Villa" BBC Sport. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Aston Villa 2–1 Bradford" BBC Sport. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Bradford 0–5 Swansea" BBC Sport. 24 February 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Torquay 1–3 Bradford" BBC Sport. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Bradford 3–0 Northampton" BBC Sport. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Bristol City 2–2 Bradford" BBC Sport. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  16. ^ "McARDLE DOMINATES PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS". Bradford City A.F.C. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "N Ireland 0–2 Turkey". BBC Sport. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 

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