Sean McCarthy (footballer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sean McCarthy
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-09-12) 12 September 1967 (age 46)
Place of birth Bridgend, Wales
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 Bridgend Town ? (?)
1985–1988 Swansea City 91 (25)
1988–1990 Plymouth Argyle 70 (19)
1990–1993 Bradford City 131 (60)
1993–1998 Oldham Athletic 140 (42)
1998 Bristol City (loan) 7 (1)
1998–2001 Plymouth Argyle 82 (19)
2001–2003 Exeter City 26 (6)
2003–2004 Taunton Town ? (?)
Total 547 (171)
Teams managed
2008–2009 Truro City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sean McCarthy (born 12 September 1967) is a Welsh football coach and former professional player who made over 500 appearances in the Football League. McCarthy is currently a first team coach at Football League Two club Plymouth Argyle.

McCarthy played primarily as a striker; however, he was also used in defence.[1]

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Born in Bridgend, McCarthy began his career with hometown team Bridgend Town, before moving to Swansea City just a season later. McCarthy also played in the Football League for Plymouth Argyle, Bradford City, Oldham Athletic, Bristol City and Exeter City, scoring 171 goals in 547 appearances.[2]

He is the most recent player to score a top flight goal for Oldham Athletic, scoring for them in a 1-1 FA Premier League draw against Norwich City at Carrow Road on the final day of the 1993-94 season, a game which Oldham's failure to win cost them their top flight status. They have not since regained it.[3]

McCarthy later played non-league football for Taunton Town.

Coaching career[edit]

In May 2008, McCarthy was appointed as the new manager of Southern League Division One side Truro City, following the resignation of Dave Leonard.[4][5]

On 7 December 2009, McCarthy left the club by "mutual consent" following a 7-2 away defeat to Stourbridge.[6]

On 13 January 2011, McCarthy was given a job as a coach at Ipswich Town, by former playing partner Paul Jewell.[7]

on June 26, 2013 Sean was appointed first team coach at English Football League Two club Plymouth Argyle [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McCarthy the stopper". BBC Sport. 25 July 2000. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database
  3. ^ Football Stats | Premier League 93/94 | Oldham Athletic |
  4. ^ "Truro City name McCarthy as boss". BBC Sport. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Sean McCarthy career stats at Soccerbase
  6. ^ "McCarthy leaves City job". This Is Cornwall. 7 December 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "SEAN JOINS TOWN". Ipswich Town F.C. official website. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Back Room Staff Announced". PAFC.co.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2013.