McGivern playing for Leicester City in 2010
|Full name||Ryan McGivern|
|Date of birth||8 January 1990|
|Place of birth||Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Left Back|
|2008||→ Morecambe (loan)||5||(1)|
|2009–2010||→ Leicester City (loan)||12||(0)|
|2010–2011||→ Walsall (loan)||15||(0)|
|2011||→ Crystal Palace (loan)||5||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Bristol City (loan)||31||(0)|
|2012–2013||→ Hibernian (loan)||27||(1)|
|Northern Ireland U16||3||(0)|
|2006–2007||Northern Ireland U17||9||(2)|
|2007–2008||Northern Ireland U19||6||(2)|
|2010–2012||Northern Ireland U21||6||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 September 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Ryan McGivern (born 8 January 1990) is a Northern Irish footballer, who plays for Hibernian. He has previously played for Manchester City and on loan for Morecambe, Leicester City, Walsall, Crystal Palace, Bristol City and Hibernian, before moving to Easter Road on a permanent basis. McGivern, who can play as a left-back or a central defender, has represented Northern Ireland in international football. He also occasionally plays in the defensive midfield position.
Born in Newry, County Down, McGivern is a product of the Manchester City youth teams. Discovered by highly rated former scout Willie McKeown, McGivern played in their 2008 FA Youth Cup final win over Chelsea. He was also in the side that lost to Aston Villa in the play-offs final of the 2007–08 Premier Academy League and had scored in the semifinal win over Sunderland. McGivern was promoted to City's first team squad for their Premier League game versus Fulham on 12 April 2009 and was an unused substitute. He made his first team debut in a Premier League game against Sunderland on 3 April 2011, coming on as a substitute in the 70th minute to replace Dedryck Boyata in a game that City won 5–0.
On 25 October 2008, it was announced that McGivern would be joining Morecambe on loan until the New Year. Morecambe, who were managed by former Northern Ireland player and manager Sammy McIlroy who stated that "I have seen Ryan play a few times and been very impressed by what I've seen" He scored his first ever senior goal during a game with Aldershot Town on 1 November.
On 29 August 2009, McGivern joined Leicester City on loan until January 2010. He made his debut in a 2–0 win over Crystal Palace on 20 October 2009, scoring an own goal in a 1–1 draw against Ipswich Town on 10 January 2010. McGivern's loan was extended until the end of the season on 11 January. He played a total of twelve league games for Leicester but was not selected for the Championship play-off semi-finals, which they lost to Cardiff City.
After signing a new deal, keeping him at City until 2013, McGivern made a 28-day loan move to Crystal Palace on 3 August 2011, providing an assist for Jonathan Parr on his home debut for the Eagles. After his loan spell at Palace ended, McGivern moved to Bristol City for the remainder of the 2011–12 season. He made his debut for Bristol City on 10 September, against Brighton & Hove Albion.
In August 2012, McGivern signed on loan for Scottish Premier League side Hibernian until January 2013. Having been an unused substitute for two games, McGivern finally made his debut, coming on for Alan Maybury, in a 2–1 loss against Aberdeen. He then established himself at Hibs, playing in the left-back position, replacing Maybury, who would play in the right-back position. His playing time having been increased, his loan deal was extended until the end of the season. After having his loan extended, McGivern said he would decide his future beyond then at the end of the season. During a match against Dundee United on 24 February 2013, McGivern was penalized for a foul on Gary Mackay-Steven which resulted in a penalty kick for United even though television coverage showed the incident was clearly outside the penalty area. After the match, McGivern criticised referee Alan Muir and his assistant Graham McNeillie for their decision. In the next game, a 2–2 draw with Kilmarnock, McGivern scored his first goal for Hibernian.
After a successful loan spell, McGivern agreed a permanent deal with Hibernian after his contract with Manchester City came to an end. The defender signed a two-year contract with the Easter Road side.
McGivern has been a regular at various underage levels for Northern Ireland, winning caps at Under-17 level in 2006, before elevation to the Under-19 in 2007. He played in the Northern Ireland elite side during their 2008 Milk Cup win.
Steve Beaglehole called McGivern to the Northern Ireland Under-21 squad for a mini tournament in Ukraine on 19 and 20 August 2008, but he never did make his U21 debut as Nigel Worthington promoted McGivern into the full Northern Ireland squad as a replacement for the injured George McCartney for a friendly international against Scotland on 20 August 2008. The eighteen-year-old made his debut in that match as a starter but the match was marred by his sending-off for two bookable offences. On 11 October 2008, he made his competitive debut, coming on as a second half substitute in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Slovenia.
- As of 4 September 2013
|Crystal Palace (loan)||5||0||1||0||0||0||-||-||-||5||0||1|
|Bristol City (loan)||31||0||2||0||0||0||-||-||-||31||0||2|
- As of 14 November 2012
|Northern Ireland national team|
- Manchester City
- FA Youth Cup: 2008
- Cup games include the FA Cup, Scottish Cup, Football League Cup and FA Community Shield competitions.
- Ryan McGivern at National-Football-Teams.com
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- "Hibernian: Leigh Griffiths and Ryan McGivern extend loan spells". BBC Sport. BBC. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
- "On-loan Ryan McGivern at home at Easter Road as he postpones decision on his future". Daily Record. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
- "Furious Hibs stopper Ryan McGivern hits out at officials over penalty which cost his side victory against Dundee Utd". Daily Record. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
- "Hibernian 2–2 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
- "Hibs agree deal with McGivern". Hibernian FC. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- "Irish FA Under-17 Profile". IFA. Archived from the original on 2 September 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- U19's set for Euro qualifiers IFA
- Northern Ireland win first Elite title in eleven years IFA
- U21 squad to take part in friendly tournament IFA
- "Ryan's set for first cap". Manchester Evening News. 16 October 2013.
- "Ryan red was 'harsh'". Manchester Evening News. 16 October 2013.
- "Slovenia 2:0 Northern Ireland". www.fifa.com (FIFA).
- Ryan McGivern career stats at Soccerbase