Greg Shields

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Greg Shields
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Personal information
Full name Greg Shields
Date of birth (1976-08-21) 21 August 1976 (age 39)
Place of birth Falkirk, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Carolina RailHawks
Number 2
Youth career
Gairdoch United
0000–1993 Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1997 Rangers 7 (0)
1997–1999 Dunfermline Athletic 75 (0)
1999–2002 Charlton Athletic 25 (2)
2002 Walsall (loan) 7 (0)
2002 Kilmarnock (loan) 5 (0)
2002–2004 Kilmarnock 53 (2)
2004–2009 Dunfermline Athletic 129 (4)
2009–2010 Carolina RailHawks 30 (0)
2010 Partick Thistle (loan) 5 (0)
2012– Carolina RailHawks 10 (0)
National team
1996 Scotland U21 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 June 2013.


Greg Shields (born 21 August 1976 in Falkirk) is a former Scottish footballer who is currently assistant coach with Carolina RailHawks in the North American Soccer League.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Shields started his career with Gairdoch United boys club. Shields made his debut in 1996 in UEFA Champions League tie against Ajax. He went on to make only a handful of appearances for the Glasgow club before a £200,000 move to Dunfermline Athletic.

England and Scotland[edit]

After 86 consecutive appearances for the 'Pars' he swapped west Fife for south London in a £600,000 move to Alan Curbishley's Charlton Athletic. After an impressive start at The Valley, Shields ran into some injury problems which eventually ruined his Charlton career. After a brief spell on loan at Walsall, Jim Jefferies brought him back home to Scotland at SPL side Kilmarnock. He quickly established himself in the Rugby Park side becoming captain in season 2002–03. This alerted his former employers Dunfermline Athletic who swooped to take him back during the January 2004 transfer window.

Dunfermline played in the Scottish Cup final that season but Shields was cup-tied after playing in an earlier round for Kilmarnock. Injury again wrecked most of the 2004–05 season.

United States[edit]

On 26 May 2009, Shields was poised to join Carolina RailHawks in the USA.[1] Carolina RailHawks announced on 16 July 2009 that they had signed Shields.[2]

Shields is now assistant coach with the RailHawks.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shields to leave Pars for America". BBC Sport. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Carolina signs Shields of Dunfermline". Carolina RailHawks News Release. 16 July 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2009. 

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