Craig MacGillivray (footballer)

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Craig MacGillivray
Personal information
Full name Craig MacGillivray[1]
Date of birth (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Perthshire, Scotland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Portsmouth
Number 15
Youth career
2009–2011 Harrogate Railway Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Stalybridge Celtic 4 (0)
2012–2014 Harrogate Town 90 (0)
2012–2013Harrogate Railway Athletic (loan) 5 (0)
2014–2017 Walsall 19 (0)
2017–2018 Shrewsbury Town 8 (0)
2018– Portsmouth 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:36, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Craig MacGillivray (born 12 January 1993) is a Scottish[3] professional footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for League One club Portsmouth.[4]

Playing career[edit]

Non League Career[edit]

MacGillivray began his career as a reserve team goalkeeper for Harrogate Railway Athletic,[5] eventually earning a move to Stalybridge Celtic in 2011.[6] After making four appearances for Stalybridge in an injury–hit season,[7] MacGillivray joined Harrogate Town in August 2012.[6] He rejoined Harrogate Railway Athletic on loan for a brief spell in 2012. Following his return from loan, MacGillivray emerged as Harrogate Towns first–choice goalkeeper and made ninety appearances for the club over two seasons in the Conference North.[7] He was linked with moves to a number of Football League clubs during this time.[8]

Walsall[edit]

Despite agreeing a two–year deal with Harrogate in November 2012,[8] MacGillivray joined League One side Walsall on 13 June 2014 after the two clubs agreed a compensation package.[9] He acted as a deputy to Richard O'Donnell for much of the 2014–15 season but MacGillivray eventually made his debut for the Saddlers on 25 April 2015, keeping a clean sheet in a 2–0 victory over Oldham Athletic.[10]

At the end of the 2016–17 season, Walsall and MacGillivray mutually agreed to end his contract after being unable to guarantee the stopper a regular starting place.[11]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

On 5 July 2017, MacGillivray joined fellow League One side Shrewsbury Town on a free transfer on a one-year deal.[12]

He was offered a new contract by Shrewsbury at the end of the 2017–18 season.[13]

Portsmouth[edit]

On Monday 4 June 2018, Portsmouth Football Club announced that Craig MacGillivray had signed for Pompey on a two-year deal.[4] MacGillivray made his Portsmouth debut at Fratton Park in their 2018/19 League One opening game on the 4th of August 2018, earning a clean sheet in a 1-0 Portsmouth win against Luton Town[14].

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 15 December 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Walsall 2014–15[15] League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2015–16[16] League One 5 0 2 0 0 0 1[a] 0 8 0
2016–17[17] League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 4[b] 0 9 0
Shrewsbury Town 2017–18 League One 8 0 2 0 0 0 4[c] 0 14 0
Portsmouth 2018–19 League One 22 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
Career total 42 0 6 0 0 0 9 0 57 0
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance in EFL Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Shrewsbury Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 62. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Craig MacGillivray". 11v11. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Portsmouth keeper told to build on impressive start". Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  4. ^ a b "MacGillivray Signs For Pompey". Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Craig MacGillivray". Harrogate Town AFC. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Craig MacGillivray". Harrogate Town AFC. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Craig MacGillivray Playing History". Harrogate Town AFC. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  8. ^ a b White, Ed (1 January 2014). "Weaver quashes Craig MacGillivray exit talk". Harrogate Advertiser. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Walsall: Craig MacGillivray signs from Harrogate Town". BBC Sport. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Walsall 2 Oldham 0 - as it happened". Express & Star. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Walsall: Jon Whitney releases seven players from League One club". BBC Sport. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Craig MacGillivray: Shrewsbury Town complete move for ex-Walsall goalkeeper". BBC Sport. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  13. ^ "Shrewsbury Town: Joe Riley, Shaun Rowley and AJ Leitch-Smith to be released". BBC Sport. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Lowe gives Pompey lift-off". Retrieved 2018-08-04.
  15. ^ "Games played by Craig MacGillivray in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Games played by Craig MacGillivray in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  17. ^ "Games played by Craig MacGillivray in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  18. ^ Scott, Ged (8 April 2018). "Lincoln City 1–0 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 May 2018.

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