Dave McClements

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Dave McClements
Personal information
Full name David McClements
Date of birth (1989-01-14) 14 January 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Right midfield
Club information
Current team
Tobermore Utd
Number 7
Youth career
200?–2005 Institute
2005–2007 Sheffield Wednesday
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Sheffield Wednesday 0 (0)
2007 Hinckley United (loan) 2 (0)
2008 Buxton (loan) 1 (0)
2008–2009 Coleraine 13 (4)
2009–2010 Institute 9 (3)
2010–?? Tobermore United 19 (6)
20??– Tobermore United ?? (?)
National team
2006 Northern Ireland U-17 ? (?)
2007 Northern Ireland U-19 ? (?)
2008 Northern Ireland U-20 ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:02, 17 November 2008 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:02, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

David "Dave" McClements (born 14 January 1989 in Ballymoney, County Antrim) is a Northern Irish footballer, who plays in midfield. He currently plays for Tobermore Utd and has played for his country at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-20 levels.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

McClements began his career at Institute as a youth before joining English club Sheffield Wednesday where he was part of the club's youth academy.[1] He was called into the senior squad at the start of the 2006–07 season in the Championship to ease the club's injury problems.

After being an unused substitute in a couple of league games, McClement made his first team debut as a 66th-minute substitute in a 4–1 defeat home defeat to Wrexham in the League Cup on 23 August 2006. [2] He continued to play in the club's reserve team and in the Owls youth team in the Premier Academy League, while also becoming a regular unused substitute in the first team fixtures.[3] On 31 January 2007 McClements was one of six players nominated in the shortlist for the Championship Young Apprentice Award Trophy.[4]

At the end of the 2006-07 season he signed a one-year senior deal with the club.[5] On 17 October 2007 he joined Conference North club Hinckley United on a month loan, where he made two appearances.[1][6]

After spending most of the season as a regular in the reserve team, McClements was sent on loan to Northern Premier League Premier Division club, Buxton on 3 March 2008 for four weeks,[7] but made just one appearance for the club.[8] He failed to establish himself in the first team at Hillsborough and was released by Wednesday manager Brian Laws on 14 May 2008.[9]

In November 2008 McClements returned to Northern Ireland in a bid to resurrect his career and after spending time training with IFA Premiership club Coleraine,[10] he signed for them on 14 November.[11] However Mcclements found himself going out on loan to his first club Institute, and then Tobermore United who he is now currently playing for.[citation needed]

International career[edit]

McClements has been selected for Northern Ireland at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-20 level. In February 2006 he was called up to the Under-17 squad for a friendly against Luxembourg Under-17's.[12]

In October 2007 he was part of the Under-19 squad that played three matches in a min-tournament in Cyprus against the Under-19 teams from the host country, Austria and Slovakia.[13]

In May 2008 he named in the Under-20 squad for friendlies against Luxembourg Under-20s and French club FC Metz.[14]


  1. ^ a b "Dave McClements player profile". Hinckley United Independent. 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  2. ^ "Sheffield Wed vs Wrexham". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 23 August 2006. Archived from the original on 17 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  3. ^ "David aims to keep run going". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 27 September 2006. Retrieved 2008-11-16. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Wickes Young Apprentice Award". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 31 January 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-16. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Youngsters offered deal". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 11 May 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-16. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "McClements loaned to Hinckley". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 17 October 2007. Archived from the original on 12 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  7. ^ "Wednesday winger joins Buxton". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 3 March 2008. Archived from the original on 4 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  8. ^ "Buxton Football Club - Player stats 2007-08". Buxton F.C. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  9. ^ "Owls reveal retention list". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 14 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-16. [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Platt keen to take a look at McClements". Coleraine Chronicle. 6 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  11. ^ "McClements signs". Coleraine Times. 14 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  12. ^ "Youngsters get international call". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 24 February 2006. Retrieved 2008-11-16. [permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "NI International duty for NI youngsters". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 29 October 2007. Archived from the original on 12 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  14. ^ "International call for Owls due". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 8 May 2008. Archived from the original on 28 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 

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