Jamie McCunnie

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Jamie McCunnie
Personal information
Full name Jamie Patrick McCunnie[1]
Date of birth (1983-04-15) 15 April 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Broughty Athletic
(player-interim manager)
Youth career
–1999 Dundee United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Dundee United 60 (0)
2003–2005 Ross County 63 (0)
2005–2007 Dunfermline Athletic 36 (0)
2007–2009 Hartlepool United 44 (1)
2009–2010 East Fife 28 (2)
2010–2011 Haukar 10 (0)
2011–2012 Grindavík 20 (1)
2012 IR Reykjavík 0 (0)
2012–2013 Stirling Albion 35 (0)
2014– Broughty Athletic
National team
2001–2005 Scotland U21 20 (0)
2005 Scotland B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3

Jamie Patrick McCunnie (born 15 April 1983 in Glasgow) is a Scottish footballer, who plays for Scottish Junior Football East Region Super League team Broughty Athletic, and is also acting as the club's interim manager. His previous clubs include Dundee United, Ross County and Hartlepool United. He has represented Scotland at under-21 and B international levels.

Career[edit]

McCunnie began his senior career with Dundee United at youth level, signing for them professionally in 1999. Normally featuring as a right back at this stage of his career, he was given his first team début for United away to Hibernian in December 2000.[2] Despite McCunnie being aged only 17 at the time, manager Alex Smith was sufficiently impressed by his performances to keep him as a regular first team player for the rest of that season, helping the club climb successfully out of relegation and reach a Scottish Cup semi-final. McCunnie's successful season culminated in him signing a new three-year contract with the Tannadice club,[3] while also making his début for Scotland under-21 side against Poland.[4]

At this time, McCunnie was rated as one of the best young players in Scottish football. However, despite featuring regularly for Dundee United over the next two seasons and becoming captain of the Scotland under-21s, he began to lose consistency from his form. Ian McCall had become manager of Dundee United early in 2003, and seemingly unimpressed by the player's attitude, soon made it known to McCunnie that he was willing to dispense with his services. The somewhat surprised player found himself offloaded to First Division side Ross County, where his former mentor Alex Smith was now manager, in June 2003.[5] McCunnie spent two seasons playing for the Dingwall club, during which time he was converted from right back to a defensive midfield role. His Ross County contract was due to expire in 2005 and he was keen to seek a return to a higher level of football,[6] with a move to English football a distinct possibility. He was widely expected to join Cardiff City following a successful trial,[7] but the move ultimately fell through, and a trial with Gillingham was also unproductive. Instead, McCunnie was able to secure himself a return to the top flight of Scottish football, signing for Dunfermline Athletic in August 2005. He has established himself as a regular first team player, despite an injury absence early in his Dunfermline career, resulting from an assault outside a Dundee nightclub.[8]

McCunnie joined Hartlepool United on 15 June 2007 on a free transfer,[9] preferring the move to a contract extension, which he was widely expected to sign.[10] On 6 May 2009, he was released by Hartlepool after being deemed surplus to requirements.[11] He signed for East Fife for the 2009–10 season, but was released once the season had finished.

He then moved to Iceland, playing with Haukar, Grindavik and IR Reykjavik.

In March 2012, he returned to Scotland and signed for Stirling Albion.

After leaving Stirling Albion in the Summer, Jamie signed for Dundee based junior club Broughty Athletic. He took over as the club's interim manager in August 2017, following the resignation of previous manager Keith Gibson.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

After 25 October 2008

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland League Scottish Cup League Cup Total
2000–01 Dundee United Scottish Premier League 15 0 4 0 - 19 0
2001–02 28 0 4 0 2 0 34 0
2002–03 13 0 - 1 0 14 0
2003–04 Ross County Scottish First Division 35 0 1 0 2 0 38 0
2004–05 27 0 3 0 1 0 31 0
2005–06 Dunfermline Athleic Scottish Premier League 22 0 1 0 2 1 25 1
2006–07 14 0 4 0 1 0 19 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Total
2007–08 Hartlepool United Football League One 29 1 2 0 2 0 33 1
2008–09 7 0 - 2 0 9 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Terrors rage after late penalty". BBC Sport. 30 December 2000. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  3. ^ "McCunnie and Hay sign on". BBC Sport. 7 April 2001. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  4. ^ "Young Poles edge out Scots". BBC Sport. 24 April 2001. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  5. ^ "United complete Bullock deal". BBC Sport. 27 June 2003. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  6. ^ McCunnie will leave Ross County BBC Sport, 6 May 2005. Accessed 17 September 2006
  7. ^ McCunnie impresses with Cardiff BBC Sport, 24 July 2005. Accessed 17 September 2006
  8. ^ Pars star Jamie in bottle attack, Daily Record, 8 November 2005. Accessed 17 September 2006
  9. ^ Pools Snap Up Scottish Cup Finalist, Vital Hartlepool, 15 June 2007.
  10. ^ McCunnie stays on at Dunfermline, BBC Sport, 13 June 2007.
  11. ^ Pools part with quintet, Sky Sports, 6 May 2009.
  12. ^ Simpson, James (2 August 2017). "Dundee junior football boss quits and drives 250 miles home from training camp 'over player antics’ - Evening Telegraph". Evening Telegraph. Dundee. Retrieved 16 August 2017. 

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