Dave Mulligan

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David Mulligan
Dave Mulligan.jpg
Mulligan in action for Scunthorpe United
Personal information
Full name David James Mulligan[1]
Date of birth (1982-03-24) 24 March 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Fazakerley, Liverpool, England[2]
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Barnsley 66 (1)
2004–2006 Doncaster Rovers 77 (4)
2006–2008 Scunthorpe United 24 (1)
2007 Grimsby Town (loan) 6 (0)
2008 Port Vale 13 (1)
2008–2010 Wellington Phoenix
2010–2012 Auckland City 22 (9)
2012–2013 Waitakere United 6 (5)
2013–2014 Hawke's Bay United 15 (1)
2014–2015 Waitakere United 11 (2)
National team
1999–1999 New Zealand U-17 3 (2)
New Zealand U-20
2003–2004 New Zealand U-23
2002–2010 New Zealand 28 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2015.

David James Mulligan (born 24 March 1982) is a New Zealand international footballer. Born in England, he made over 180 appearances in the English Football League between 2000 and 2008. He is able to play in both midfield and defence.

His career began at Barnsley in 2000, where he played 66 league games in three years. He spent two years at Doncaster Rovers, making close to 100 appearances, before signing with Scunthorpe United in 2006. Less of a regular with "Scunny", he enjoyed a quick spell with Port Vale in 2008, before moving to New Zealand to play for the country's only professional club, Wellington Phoenix. He joined Auckland City in 2010, and helped the club to two successive OFC Champions League titles, before he moved to Waitakere United in 2012, and Hawke's Bay United in 2013. He returned to Waitakere United the next year.

He has earned national representation at under-17, under-20, under-23 and full international level. He was selected for two FIFA Confederations Cup competitions, and was also named in the 2010 FIFA World Cup squad.

Club career[edit]

Mulligan started his club career at Barnsley in 2000, making his professional debut in a 3–0 defeat to Manchester City on 31 October 2001. The "Tykes" were relegated at the end of the season, but Mulligan retained his place in the first 11 for the 2002–03 campaign.

The next season he lost his first team place and was released by Barnsley in October 2003,[3] despite having been offered a new contract just five months earlier.[4] He joined Doncaster Rovers five months later in February 2004,[5] initially on a match-to-match basis, then on a short term contract,[6] before he was rewarded with a two-year contract to sign at the season's end.[7]

He quickly established himself at Rovers, but again ran into trouble early into the season, being placed on the transfer list by "Donny" in November 2004.[8] He went nowhere however and was a regular starter in both 2004–05 and 2005–06. The utility player was offered a contract in the summer of 2006, but the two sides failed to agree terms.[9]

In June 2006, Mulligan signed for League One side Scunthorpe United.[10] He failed to establish himself at the club despite making 29 appearances throughout the whole of his first season, and due to differences with the manager Nigel Atkins over his international commitments with New Zealand he was later snubbed by the club. He joined Grimsby Town on a one-month loan in November 2007,[11] and then joined Port Vale on a free transfer in January 2008.[12] He stayed until the end of the season, but his stay was to prove a relatively short one as manager Lee Sinnott declined to offer Mulligan a longer contract.[13]

Mulligan signed a two-year contract with the Wellington Phoenix FC in July 2008,[14] however he struggled to make an impact and made just three appearances for the club in two seasons before his contract was not renewed at the end of the 2009–10 season.

Mulligan soon signed on with New Zealand Football Championship club Auckland City FC for the 2010–11 season.[15] He made his debut in the opening round match against Waikato FC[16] in which he scored two goals in the second half, allowing Auckland City a 3–2 victory to start of their campaign.[17] He played both legs of the 2011 final of the OFC Champions League, as Auckland beat Amicale 6–1 on aggregate.[18] Auckland won the Champions League for a second successive season in 2012, and this time Mulligan scored one of the goals in a 3–1 aggregate win over A.S. Tefana.[19] He switched to rivals Waitakere United in July 2012. The club won the Premiership in 2012–13. He moved on to Hawke's Bay United in October 2013,[20] and helped the club to a third-place finish in 2013–14. He returned to Waitakere United for the 2014–15 season, who finished the season in fourth place.[21]

International career[edit]

Mulligan played for NZ Under-17 at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship and scored two goals in their two pool matches against the United States[22] and Poland.[23] Mulligan played for NZ Under-23 at the 2004 Athens Olympics qualification tournament for the Oceania Football Confederation, however New Zealand lost out to Australia and did not qualify for the Olympics.

He earned his "All Whites" debut in an international friendly against Estonia on 13 October 2002. Mulligan was named as part of the New Zealand team to travel to the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in June 2009[24] and made two starting appearances against Spain and South Africa as well as a substitute appearance against Iraq. On 10 May 2010, Mulligan was named in New Zealand's final 23-man squad to compete at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[25]

International goals
# Date Opponent Final Score Result Competition
1 17 November 2007  Vanuatu 1–2 Win 2008 OFC Nations Cup
2 21 November 2007  Vanuatu 4–1 Win 2008 OFC Nations Cup
3 21 November 2007  Vanuatu 4–1 Win 2008 OFC Nations Cup
Last updated 8 April 2010.

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 5 May 2015.
Club Season Division League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barnsley 2000–01 First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001–02[26] First Division 28 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
2002–03[27] First Division 34 1 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 36 1
2003–04[28] First Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 66 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 70 1
Doncaster Rovers 2003–04[28] Third Division 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
2004–05[29] League One 31 1 0 0 2 0 2[a] 0 35 1
2005–06[30] League One 32 2 3 2 2 0 2[a] 0 39 4
Total 77 4 3 2 4 0 4 0 88 6
Grimsby Town (loan) 2007–08[31] League Two 6 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 7 0
Scunthorpe United 2006–07[32] League One 24 1 1 0 2 1 2[a] 0 29 2
2007–08[31] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 24 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 29 2
Port Vale 2007–08[31] League One 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Wellington Phoenix 2008–09[33] A-League 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2009–10[33] A-League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Auckland City 2010–11[33] New Zealand Football Championship 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12[33] New Zealand Football Championship 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 9
Waitakere United 2012–13[33] New Zealand Football Championship 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5
Hawke's Bay United 2013–14[33] New Zealand Football Championship 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
Waitakere United 2014–15[33] New Zealand Football Championship 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2
Career total 243 24 7 2 6 1 8 0 264 27
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearance/s in the EFL Trophy.

International statistics[edit]

New Zealand national team[34]
Year Apps Goals
2002 2 0
2003 2 0
2004 2 0
2005 1 0
2006 3 0
2007 4 3
2008 3 0
2009 8 0
2011 3 0
Total 28 3

Honours[edit]

with Auckland City
with Waitakere United

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dave Mulligan". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  3. ^ "Mulligan leaves Oakwell". BBC Sport. 7 October 2003. Retrieved 25 February 2008. 
  4. ^ "Seven released by Tykes". BBC Sport. 12 May 2003. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Mulligan lands Rovers deal". BBC Sport. 17 February 2004. Retrieved 25 February 2008. 
  6. ^ "Mulligan lands Rovers deal". BBC Sport. 11 March 2004. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Mulligan given new contract". BBC Sport. 20 May 2004. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Mulligan set to leave Doncaster". BBC Sport. 9 November 2004. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "Doncaster withdraw Mulligan offer". BBC Sport. 20 May 2006. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  10. ^ "Iron recruit versatile Mulligan". BBC Sport. 1 June 2006. Retrieved 25 February 2008. 
  11. ^ "Grimsby bag Scunthorpe's Mulligan". BBC Sport. 30 August 2008. Retrieved 25 February 2008. 
  12. ^ "Vale bring in defender Mulligan". BBC Sport. 9 January 2008. Retrieved 25 February 2008. 
  13. ^ "First summer signings for Sinnott". BBC Sport. 29 April 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  14. ^ "Phoenix take a Mulligan". Football Federation Australia. 21 July 2008. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  15. ^ "McFarland & Tribulietx Appointed, Mulligan Signs". Auckland City F.C. Archived from the original on 8 September 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  16. ^ "Auckland to give new Waikato old benchmark". NZFC. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  17. ^ "Mulligan opens ASB Premiership with a bang". NZFC. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  18. ^ a b "OFC Final" (PDF). OFC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2016. 
  19. ^ a b "1 st Leg Final Match Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 22 November 2016. 
  20. ^ "Dave Mulligan on his way to Hawkes Bay United". footballnews.co.nz. Archived from the original on 4 May 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  21. ^ "Bay Boys Back in Town". waitakereunited.co.nz. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  22. ^ "Match Report NZL vs USA". FIFA.com. 10 November 1999. 
  23. ^ "Match Report: NZL vs POL". FIFA.com. 16 November 1999. Archived from the original on 17 October 2009. 
  24. ^ "2009 Confederations Cup – New Zealand squad". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 13 June 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  25. ^ "All Whites World Cup squad named". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Dave Mulligan in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Dave Mulligan in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  28. ^ a b "Games played by Dave Mulligan in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Dave Mulligan in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Dave Mulligan in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  31. ^ a b c "Games played by Dave Mulligan in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Dave Mulligan in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  33. ^ a b c d e f g Dave Mulligan at Soccerway
  34. ^ "Dave Mulligan". National Football Teams. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 

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