Dwight McNeil

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Dwight McNeil
Dwight McNeil controls the ball.jpg
McNeil playing for Burnley in 2018
Personal information
Full name Dwight James Matthew McNeil[1]
Date of birth (1999-11-22) 22 November 1999 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Rochdale, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[3]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Burnley
Number 11
Youth career
0000–2014 Manchester United
2014–2018 Burnley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Burnley 44 (4)
National team
2019– England U20 6 (1)
2019– England U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:49, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:19, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

Dwight James Matthew McNeil (born 22 November 1999) is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger or attacking midfielder for Premier League club Burnley.

Career[edit]

Dwight McNeil looks to take a Montpellier player on in pre-season for Burnley
Dwight McNeil looks to take a Montpellier player on in pre-season for Burnley

Born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, McNeil started his career in the youth system at Manchester United before he signed for the Burnley Academy in 2014.[4] In July 2016 he was rewarded with a two-year scholarship and was a regular member of the under-18 squad and occasionally played for the Development Squad.[4] In February 2018, he travelled with the first team squad for the Premier League game against Swansea City but failed to make the match-day squad.[5] On 10 April 2018, following the end of his scholarship, he signed a professional two-year contract with the option of a third year in the club's favour.[6] On 13 May 2018 he made his first team debut in the final match of the 2017–18 season when he replaced Aaron Lennon as a late substitute in the 2–1 home defeat to AFC Bournemouth.[7] McNeil scored his first goal for the club in a 2–0 home win against West Ham United on 30 December 2018.[8]

International career[edit]

In March 2019, McNeil received his first call-up for the England U20s ahead of U20 Euro Elite League fixtures against Poland and Portugal.[9] McNeil made his debut as a starter in a 3–1 defeat to Poland at St. George's Park.[10] In May 2019, he was included in the U20 squad for the 2019 Toulon Tournament[11] and scored his first international goal during the 4-0 victory over Guatemala on 11 June 2019.[12]

On 30 August 2019, McNeil was included in the England U21 squad for the first time.[13] He eventually made his U21 debut during a 2-2 draw against Slovenia in Maribor on 11 October 2019. [14]

Personal life[edit]

McNeil's father, Matty, played in the Football League for Macclesfield Town and Stockport County.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 January 2020
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
Burnley 2017–18[7] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2018–19[16] Premier League 21 3 2 0 1 0 2[a] 0 26 3
2019–20[17] Premier League 22 1 0 0 1 0 23 1
Career total 44 25 2 0 2 0 2 0 50 4
  1. ^ Appearance in UEFA Europa League

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs publish retained lists". Premier League. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Dwight McNeil". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Dwight McNeil: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Burnley profile". Burnley F.C. Archived from the original on 17 May 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  5. ^ Marshall, Tyrone (21 February 2018). "Clarets youngster McNeil wants more after first team taster". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  6. ^ Marshall, Tyrone (10 April 2018). "Burnley prospects sign professional deals". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Games played by Dwight McNeil in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Burnley manager Sean Dyche says a couple of "big decisions" in his team selection contributed to a vital win over West Ham at Turf Moor".
  9. ^ "Paul Simpson Has Picked His England U20s Squad For Games With Poland and Portugal". The Football Association. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Paul Simpson's Young Lions Suffer Defeat Against Poland at St. George's Park". The Football Association. 21 March 2019. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  11. ^ "ENGLAND MU20S SQUAD NAMED BY PAUL SIMPSON FOR MAURICE REVELLO TOURNAMENT IN FRANCE". TheFA.com. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  12. ^ "YOUNG LIONS END MAURICE REVELLO TOURNAMENT WITH A CONVINCING WIN OVER GUATEMALA". The Football Association. 11 June 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  13. ^ "ENGLAND U21S KICK-OFF A NEW CAMPAIGN AND AIDY BOOTHROYD HAS PICKED HIS SQUAD". The FA. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  14. ^ "GOALS FROM EDDIE NKETIAH AND SAM SURRIDGE CANCELLED OUT AS YOUNG LIONS TIE IN MARIBOR". The FA. 11 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Dream Day For Goalscorer McNeil". Burnley F.C. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Games played by Dwight McNeil in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  17. ^ "Games played by Dwight McNeil in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 August 2019.

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