David McNamee

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David McNamee
Personal information
Full name David Kenneth McNamee[1]
Date of birth (1980-10-10) 10 October 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 St Mirren 24 (0)
1999–2002 Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
1999 St Mirren (loan) 8 (0)
2002–2006 Livingston 85 (4)
2006–2008 Coventry City 29 (0)
2008–2010 Plymouth Argyle 19 (0)
2010–2011 Aberdeen 10 (0)
2012 Ross County 0 (0)
2012–2013 Nuneaton Town 13 (0)
2013–2014 Leamington 10 (0)
National team
2004–2006 Scotland 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David Kenneth McNamee (born 10 October 1980) is a Scottish former footballer, who played as a right back. His clubs included St Mirren, Blackburn Rovers, Livingston, Coventry City, Plymouth Argyle, Aberdeen and Ross County. McNamee represented Scotland four times at international level.

Club career[edit]

McNamee, a versatile defender, started his career with Scottish club St Mirren. His impressive performances for St Mirren alerted Premier League club Blackburn Rovers, who signed him in 1999. His £300,000 transfer to England,[3] was unsuccessful, however. Having failed to make a single first team appearance for the Ewood Park club, McNamee returned to Scotland in 2002 to join Livingston for an undisclosed fee.[4]

McNamee was a member of the Livingston team which won the 2004 Scottish League Cup Final, against Hibernian at Hampden Park.[5][6] In 2005–06, his season was blighted by injury and he only featured 15 times for Livingston, who were eventually relegated from the Scottish Premier League.[7]

With Livingston having been relegated from the SPL, and several clubs having confirmed their interest in him, it was unlikely that McNamee would remain at Livingston.[8] On 2 June 2006, he signed for Coventry City of the English Championship, for a fee of £100,000.[9] His time at the Ricoh Arena was blighted by injuries,[10] and although given a chance to prove his worth to the team, manager Chris Coleman decided against offering a new deal. McNamee was released by Coventry on 14 July 2008. The next day, McNamee signed a two-year contract with fellow Championship club Plymouth Argyle, becoming their third signing of the summer.[11] In May 2010, after playing nearly 20 times for Plymouth, McNamee and teammates Yoann Folly and Lloyd Saxton were released.[12]

McNamee started training with Motherwell in November 2010, with a view of signing a permanent deal with the Steelmen. However, following manager Craig Brown's departure to Aberdeen, McNamee looked set to follow him to Pittodrie. McNamee was on his way to Aberdeen to undergo a medical when his plane from Birmingham had to turn back due to heavy snow closing Dyce Airport.[13][14] McNamee eventually signed for Aberdeen on 24 December, again teaming up with Folly.[15] On 27 April, it was announced that McNamee would not be offered a new contract at Pittodrie and would be released at the end of the season.[16]

McNamee spent six months without a club before joining Ross County in January 2012, signing a contract until the end of the 2011–12 season.[17][18]

Conference National club Nuneaton Town signed McNamee in October 2012.[19]

International career[edit]

After an impressive season with Livingston, McNamee was handed a Scotland call-up by manager, Berti Vogts for two end-of season friendlies. He won his first cap playing 90 minutes in an exhibition match against Estonia national football team on 27 May 2004. Just three days later, McNamee won his second cap against Trinidad and Tobago national football team.[20]

He went two years without a call-up before he was selected by Walter Smith for his Scotland squads in 2005. After a period of being an unused substitute in matches, he finally won his third cap against Bulgaria in the Kirin Cup where he came on as an 82nd-minute substitute. He won his fourth and so far final cap in the Kirin Cup against the hosts, Japan on 13 May 2006 as an 80th-minute substitute helping Scotland to winning the competition.[21]

After playing football[edit]

After retiring from playing football in 2014, McNamee studied for coaching qualifications.[22] He worked for the youth academy of Coventry City, but found that he did not have sufficient enthusiasm for coaching.[22] McNamee then joined the Royal Navy.[22] As of November 2015, he was attending HMS Raleigh to train as a mine warfare specialist.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

[23]

As of 13 December 2012
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
St Mirren 1997–98 Scottish First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1998–99 Scottish First Division 23 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 25 0
Total 24 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 26 0
Blackburn Rovers 1998–99 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999–2000 Division One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Division One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
St Mirren (loan) 1998–99 Scottish First Division 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Blackburn Rovers Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Livingston 2002–03 Scottish Premier League 12 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 15 0
2003–04 Scottish Premier League 30 3 5 0 5 0 0 0 40 3
2004–05 Scottish Premier League 29 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 34 1
2005–06 Scottish Premier League 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 0
Total 85 4 7 0 11 0 1 0 104 4
Coventry City 2006–07 Championship 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2007–08 Championship 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Total 29 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 31 0
Plymouth Argyle 2008–09 Championship 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2009–10 Championship 9 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Total 19 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 22 0
Aberdeen 2010–11 Scottish Premier League 10 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
Total 10 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
Nuneaton Town 2012–13 Conference 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career totals 177 4 13 0 16 0 1 0 207 4
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances (including substitutes) and goals in the 2002–03 UEFA Cup.

Honours[edit]

Livingston
Scotland

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "David McNamee". Coventry City F.C. Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Livi eye Rovers pair". BBC Sport. 20 August 2002. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Leishman challenges four signings". BBC Sport. 3 September 2002. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  5. ^ McDonald, Doug (15 March 2004). "Livingston make history". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Clark, Graham (15 March 2004). "Livingston finish off the fairytale". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Livingston 0–1 Inverness CT". BBC Sport. 29 April 2006. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Scots call up Dons target McNamee". BBC Sport. 2 May 2006. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Coventry seal McNamee signature". BBC Sport. 2 June 2006. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Mcdermott, Scott (28 December 2008). "David McNamee: I'll win back my place in Scotland team". Daily Record. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mac The Nice". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 25 July 2008. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Plymouth Argyle release McNamee, Folly and Saxton". BBC Sport. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  13. ^ McLeod, Liam (18 December 2010). "New Aberdeen manager Brown ready to sign David McNamee". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "David McNamee's Pittodrie switch held up by snow". The Scotsman. 16 December 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "Defender David McNamee pens short-term Aberdeen deal". BBC Sport. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "Aberdeen want Steven Smith as trio are shown exit". BBC Sport. BBC. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  17. ^ "David McNamee Joins Ross County". Ross County F.C. Archived from the original on 7 September 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "David McNamee handed Ross County contract". BBC Sport. BBC. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  19. ^ Anderson, Barry (9 October 2012). "McNamee off to Nuneaton". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Publishing. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  20. ^ West, Jon (28 May 2004). "McFadden gem earns Scots victory". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  21. ^ "Miller is latest Scotland call-up". BBC Sport. 3 May 2006. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  22. ^ a b c d "Ex Saint Mirren and Scotland star David McNamee joins the Royal Navy". Evening Times. Herald & Times Group. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  23. ^ "David McNamee Stats". Soccerbase. 

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