Jamie McAllister

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Jamie McAllister
Jamie McAllister 28-02-2015 1.jpg
McAllister playing for Exeter City in 2015
Personal information
Full name James Reynolds McAllister
Date of birth (1978-04-26) 26 April 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Bristol City (under-21 manager)
Youth career
Bellshill B.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Queen of the South 42 (0)
1999–2003 Aberdeen 117 (0)
2003–2004 Livingston 34 (1)
2004–2006 Heart of Midlothian 47 (0)
2006–2012 Bristol City 186 (3)
2012 Preston North End (loan) 4 (0)
2012–2014 Yeovil Town 72 (0)
2014 Kerala Blasters 6 (0)
2015–2016 Exeter City 42 (0)
Total 550 (4)
National team
2004 Scotland 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


James Reynolds "Jamie" McAllister (born 26 April 1978 in Glasgow) is a former Scottish international professional footballer who played as a defender is currently under-21 manager at Bristol City.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

McAllister signed an "S" form with Motherwell Boys Club, before being released from his contract by then Motherwell manager Alex McLeish. McAllister then joined Bellshill Boys Club where he played alongside David Lilley.[1]

Queen of the South[edit]

McAllister began his senior career in 1996 by signing for Dumfries club Queen of the South with new chairman Norman Blount getting the wheels moving on the club's revival.[2] At Palmerston Park McAllister and Lilley became team mates again.

In 1997 the club reached the Scottish Challenge Cup final for the first time. Second division Queen of the South lost 1–0 to First division Falkirk despite a rousing Queens display at Motherwell's Fir Park Stadium; a performance that included the man of the match award going to Queens veteran central midfield playmaker Tommy Bryce and an early career appearance for McAllister as substitute.[1] A late chance for a Derek Townsley equaliser went agonisingly over for Queens.[3][4]

McAllister became one of the most sought after players in the lower leagues and was courted by several Scottish Premier League clubs before leaving at the end of the season in 1999.

Aberdeen[edit]

Ebbe Skovdahl signed him for Aberdeen for a fee of £85,000 with further add ons as he made more appearances, resulting in a final fee of over £100,000.[citation needed] Lilley became his team mate at the third successive club. He scored once during his spell in Aberdeen, his strike coming in a 2–0 Scottish Cup win over his future club Livingston on 26 January 2002.[5]

Livingston[edit]

In June 2003 Livingston signed McAllister on a free transfer after competition from English clubs.[6] It was in this spell at the West Lothian club that he regained his form and won a deserved call up from Berti Vogts for the International friendly match against Trinidad & Tobago. It was also during his spell at Livingston that he won the Scottish League Cup after a 2–0 victory over Hibernian in which he scored the second goal in the final.[7] His only other goal for Livingston came in a 3–1 league win against Motherwell on 14 February 2004.[8]

Heart of Midlothian[edit]

At the end of the 2003–04 season McAllister's contract expired and he agreed a two-year deal to sign for Heart of Midlothian.[9] During his spell at Tynecastle he was mainly used as a squad player, due to the outstanding form of Takis Fyssas and the signing of Jose Goncalves.

In January 2006, McAllister agreed a two-year contract extension; however he was soon dissatisfied with his peripheral status at the club, particularly after the appointment of Valdas Ivanauskas as Hearts manager in April. McAllister scored twice during his spell at Hearts with both goals coming in the Scottish Cup. His first came in the 2004–05 season against former club Livingston,[10] and his second came the following season against Kilmarnock.[11]

Bristol City[edit]

McAllister playing for Bristol City in 2011

On 2 August 2006 McAllister signed for Bristol City on a two-year contract. In his first season at the Ashton Gate stadium he helped the club gain promotion to the Championship.

In his second season McAllister was a mainstay of the team that made it to the final of the Championship play-offs. On 24 May 2008 Hull City defeated Bristol City 1–0 to reach the English Premier League with a goal from Dean Windass after 38 minutes.[12]

On 10 March 2009 he scored his first goal in over a year with a curling effort from the edge of the box against Coventry City.

On 2 October 2008 McAllister was recalled to the Scotland squad by manager George Burley for the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Norway.[13]

Yeovil Town[edit]

Having been released by Bristol City at the end of the 2011–12 season, McAllister signed for Football League One side Yeovil Town on a two-year contract linking up with former manager Gary Johnson.[14] McAllister captained his Yeovil side to victory in the 2013 League One play-off Final and promotion to the Football League Championship for the first time in the club's history.[15]

McAllister made a further 40 appearances in the 2013–14 season for Yeovil but could not prevent them from suffering relegation from the Championship, and was released at the end of the campaign. [16]

Kerala Blasters[edit]

Following his release by Yeovil, McAllister joined Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters as a player/coach.[17]

Exeter City[edit]

On 16 January 2015, McAllister returned to English football signing for League Two side Exeter City.[18]

International career[edit]

McAllister made his Scotland debut, on 30 May 2004, in a 4–1 friendly victory against Trinidad and Tobago at Easter Road.[19]

On 2 October 2008, McAllister was recalled to the Scotland squad by manager George Burley for the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Norway.[13] On 17 March 2009, McAllister was called up to the Scotland squad for their World Cup qualifying double-header against the Netherlands and Iceland.[20][21]

Coaching career[edit]

On 1 July 2016, McAllister announced his retirement from professional football to take up the role of under-21 manager at Bristol City.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 7 May 2016
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup UEFA Cup Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Queen of the South 1997-98[23] Scottish Second Division 15 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 19 1
1998-99[24] Scottish Second Division 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0
Total 42 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 46 1
Aberdeen 1999-00[25] Scottish Premier League 34 0 7 0 4 0 45 0
2000-01[26] Scottish Premier League 25 0 2 0 1 0 28 0
2001-02[27] Scottish Premier League 29 0 3 1 1 0 33 1
2002-03[28] Scottish Premier League 29 0 3 0 2 0 4 0 38 0
Total 117 0 15 0 8 0 4 0 0 0 144 1
Livingston 2003-04[29] Scottish Premier League 34 1 4 0 5 1 43 2
Total 34 1 4 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 43 2
Heart of Midlothian 2004-05[30] Scottish Premier League 30 0 5 1 3 0 6 0 44 1
2005-06[31] Scottish Premier League 17 0 2 1 2 0 21 1
Total 47 0 7 2 5 0 6 0 0 0 65 2
Bristol City 2006-07[32] League One 31 1 6 0 1 0 3 0 41 1
2007-08[33] Championship 41 0 1 0 2 0 3[b] 0 47 0
2008-09[34] Championship 35 1 1 0 2 0 38 1
2009-10[35] Championship 33 0 2 0 1 0 36 0
2010-11[36] Championship 34 1 0 0 1 1 35 2
2011-12[37] Championship 12 0 0 0 1 0 13 0
Total 186 3 10 0 8 1 0 0 6 0 210 4
Preston North End (loan) 2011-12[37] League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Yeovil Town 2012-13[38] League One 34 0 1 0 2 0 7[c] 0 44 0
2013-14[39] Championship 38 0 1 0 1 0 40 0
Total 72 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 7 0 84 0
Kerala Blasters 2014[40] Indian Super League 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Exeter City 2014-15[41] League Two 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2015-16[42] League Two 28 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 31 0
Total 42 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 45 0
Career total 550 4 41 3 32 2 10 0 14 0 647 9
  1. ^ Includes Scottish Challenge Cup, Football League Trophy & Football League play-off matches.
  2. ^ 3 appearances in the Championship play-offs.
  3. ^ Includes 3 appearances in the League One play-offs.

International[edit]

As of match played 30 May 2004
Team Year Apps Goals
Scotland 2004[43] 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours[edit]

Queen of the South
Aberdeen
Livingston
Heart of Midlothian
Bristol City
Yeovil Town
Kerala Blasters

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jamie McAllister interview". Queen of the South F.C. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Club History". Queen of the South F.C. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tommy Bryce profile on "Queens Legends"". Queen of the South F.C. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  4. ^ McALLISTER WANTS TO EXORCISE GHOSTS
  5. ^ "Dons end Livi hoodoo". BBC. 26 January 2002. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Livi snap up McAllister" BBC Sport website (28 June 2003)
  7. ^ "Livingston lift CIS Cup". BBC Sport. BBC. 14 March 2004. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Livingston 3 Motherwell 1". motherwell-mad.co.uk. 14 February 2004. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "McAllister joins Hearts". BBC Sport. 3 June 2004. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Hearts 2–1 Livingston". BBC. 27 February 2005. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Hearts 2-1 Kilmarnock". BBC. 7 January 2006. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  12. ^ Widdicombe, Josh (24 May 2008). "Bristol City 0-1 Hull City - as it happened". The Guardian. London. 
  13. ^ a b "First Scotland call for Iwelumo". BBC News. 2 October 2008. 
  14. ^ "James Hayter and Jamie McAllister join Yeovil Town". BBC Sport. 28 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "Brentford 1–2 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "Yeovil Town: Jamie McAllister released as five offered deals". BBC Sport. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  17. ^ http://www.isllatestnews.com/jamie-mcallister-signs-kerala-blasters/
  18. ^ "Jamie McAllister: Exeter City sign former Scotland defender". BBC Sport. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  19. ^ "Scotland 4–1 Trinidad". BBC Sport. 30 May 2004. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Hutton and Teale earn Scotland recalls for World Cup qualifiers". London: guardian.co.uk. 17 March 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  21. ^ "Bristol City's McAllister proud to be called up by Scotland". thisisbristol.co.uk. 17 March 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  22. ^ "Return of the Mac!". Bristol City F.C. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  37. ^ a b "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  39. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  40. ^ "J. MCALLISTER Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  41. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  42. ^ "Games played by Jamie McAllister in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  43. ^ "Scotland 4-1 Trinidad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 

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