Austin McCann

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Austin McCann
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Personal information
Full name Henry Austin McCann
Date of birth (1980-01-21) 21 January 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Clydebank, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 Airdrieonians 94 (7)
2001–2004 Hearts 39 (1)
2004 Clyde 6 (0)
2004–2006 Boston United 80 (1)
2006–2008 Notts County 65 (0)
2008–2012 Dunfermline Athletic 120 (1)
2012–2013 Ayr United 30 (0)
2013– Clydebank 28 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:55, 3 May 2013.

† Appearances (goals)

Henry Austin McCann (born 21 January 1980) is a Scottish footballer who currently plays for Clydebank in the Scottish Junior Football Association, West Region. He has previously played in the Scottish Premier League for Heart of Midlothian as well as having spells in both the Scottish and English football leagues.



McCann started his career with Wolves Boys Club in Glasgow[1] and then became an apprentice with Scottish League First Division Airdrieonians in 1997. Primarily considered a left fullback, he has on occasion played as a wingback or even in left midfield. He spent 3 successful seasons with Airdrie, playing 97 times and scoring 9 goals while gaining a reputation as an exciting young talent. His form attracted the attention of Premier League side Heart of Midlothian, who were seeking a replacement for the recently sold Gary Naysmith, and he moved to the Edinburgh club in February 2001.

McCann struggled to maintain a regular place in the Hearts' side during his three seasons at Tynecastle, as firstly the veteran Stephane Mahé, then latterly converted right back Alan Maybury, were preferred in the left back berth by manager Craig Levein. Consequently, Austin appeared a mere 39 times for Hearts. However, his only competitive goal for the side was a memorable final minute 30-yard strike against Celtic in 2002–03, which secured a 2–1 home win against a side which reached the UEFA Cup Final that season.


McCann left Hearts in April 2004 in search of more regular first team football, initially signing a short term deal with Clyde before agreeing to join Steve Evans' growing Scottish contingent at Boston United in the summer. McCann played 88 games in two seasons for the Pilgrims, scoring 1 goal, before joining Notts County when his contract at York Street expired in the summer of 2006.

Return to Scotland[edit]

In February 2008, McCann signed a pre-contract deal with Scottish First Division side Dunfermline Athletic.[2] He moved to the First Division side on the 19 May, 2008.[3][4] He later became their club captain. He was released by the club after his contract expired at the end of the 2011/12 season.

McCann signed for Ayr United during the 2012 summer transfer window.[5]

On 1 June 2013 he signed a contract with his hometown club Clydebank.[6]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Contract News". Retrieved 20 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "New Boys at Dunfermline". Retrieved 19 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Three new faces for Dunfermline". BBC News. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 19 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "Scottish Division Two ins and outs". BBC Sport (BBC). 7 August 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Squad Update". Clydebank FC. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 

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