Ryan McCann

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For the Northern Ireland footballer, see Ryan McCann (footballer born 1982).
Ryan McCann
Personal information
Full name Ryan McCann
Date of birth (1981-09-21) 21 September 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Blantyre, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Celtic 1 (0)
2002 St. Johnstone (loan) 19 (4)
2003–2004 Hartlepool United 4 (0)
2004–2006 St. Johnstone 48 (4)
2006–2007 Clyde 24 (0)
2007 Bohemians 15 (2)
2007–2008 Queen of the South 14 (0)
2008–2009 Morecambe 15 (0)
2009 Queen of the South 12 (0)
2009–2010 Airdrie United 30 (0)
2010–2011 Ayr United 29 (4)
2011–2012 Stockport County 17 (0)
2012 Einherji 14 (6)
2012– Peterhead 50 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ryan McCann (born 21 September 1981 in Blantyre Scotland) is a Scottish professional association footballer who plays in either midfield or at right back. He scored a goal for Queen of the South from 84 yards meriting an application to the Guinness Book of Records as the longest distance goal scored by an outfield player. McCann is a player for Scottish League 1 side Peterhead

Playing career[edit]

Celtic, St Johnstone and Hartlepool[edit]

McCann began his career with Celtic and made his full debut against Dundee Utd in the SPL. He then had a 6-month loan spell at St. Johnstone, before heading to Hartlepool for over a year, where he only made five appearances before breaking his ankle.[1] McCann then headed back to St Johnstone in September 2004,[1] where he amassed a total of 41 league appearances before missing the remaining 5 months of the 2005/06 season due to injury.

Clyde and Bohemians[edit]

McCann was listed as a trialist in Clyde's third Scottish First Division match of the 2006–07 season, against Dundee, and was signed on a permanent contract a week later. In July 2007, McCann turned down a new contract at Clyde in favour of signing with Irish side Bohemians and scored his first goal for Bohs in a 1–1 draw with Drogheda United in August 2007. In November 2007, McCann finished his short spell at Bohemians a finalist in the FAI League cup and qualification for Europe.

Queen of the South and Morecambe[edit]

He signed for Dumfries club Queen of the South in December 2007. In March 2008, McCann notably scored from 84 yards for Queens meriting an application to the Guinness book of records in a 2–0 victory against Dundee. This secured Queens' first Scottish Cup quarter final victory since 1950. McCann also played in the 4–3 semi final victory over Aberdeen and in the 3–2 Cup Final defeat to Rangers.[2] In a four-month spell McCann played 20 games for Queens, scoring once and qualifying for the UEFA cup.[3]

On 20 June 2008 the Queens website announced that McCann would be leaving the club. He signed for Football League Two side Morecambe in June 2008.[4] McCann moved back to Dumfries in January 2009.[5]

Airdrie United, Ayr United, Stockport County[edit]

He signed for Airdrie United in September 2009 on a one year deal.[6] He made his debut for Airdrie United against Ayr at Somerset Park.[6]

McCann spent 2010/11 at Ayr United where he was part of a successful promotion campaign from the Scottish Second Division.

On Friday 29 July 2011 he passed a medical and completed a move to Stockport County in English football. In January 2012, McCann was involved in a road accident and due to injury was unable to finish the season. He left Stockport county in February to recover.

UMF Einherji[edit]

McCann joined Icelandic club Einherji as player assistant before taking over as manager halfway through the 2012 season.

Peterhead F.C.[edit]

McCann joind Scottish Third Division Club Peterhead F.C. in December 2012.[7]


St Johnstone – 2001/02 and 2005/06 Scottish First Division Runner-up

Hartlepool United – 2003/04 English League 1 Play-offs

Clyde – 2006 Scottish Challenge Cup Finalist

Bohemians – 2007 FAI League Cup Finalist

Queen of the South – 2008 Scottish Cup Finalist

Ayr United – 2011 Scottish Second Division promotion

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b McCann back with Saints, BBC Sport, 31 August 2004.
  2. ^ "Club History" on the official Queen of the South website
  3. ^ Ryan McCann at Soccerbase
  4. ^ "Shrimps sign McCann and Parrish". BBC Sport. 24 June 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Welcome back Ryan McCann". Queen of the South FC Official Website. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b Permanent Airdrie deal for McCann, BBC Sport, 15 September 2009.
  7. ^ . Peterhead FC website http://www.peterheadfc.com/2011-10-04-11-28-24/peterhead-fc-first-team-k2/item/37-ryan-mccann. Retrieved 24 January 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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