Johnny Gorman

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Johnny Gorman
Personal information
Full name Rory John McCaughan Gorman
Date of birth (1992-10-26) 26 October 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Winger
Youth career
2002–2003 Manchester City
2003–2009 Manchester United
2009–2011 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 (0)
2012 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 2 (0)
2013 Macclesfield Town (loan) 1 (0)
2013 Cambridge United (loan) 2 (0)
2013–2014 Leyton Orient 2 (0)
2014 Southport 5 (1)
2014–2015 Barrow 21 (1)
2015–2016 AFC Telford United 6 (0)
2016 Colwyn Bay (loan) 3 (0)
National team
Republic of Ireland U16
Northern Ireland U16 2 (1)
Northern Ireland U17 5 (0)
Northern Ireland U18 1 (0)
Northern Ireland U19 3 (1)
Northern Ireland U20 1 (0)
2011–2013 Northern Ireland U21 8 (0)
2010–2011 Northern Ireland 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:12, 10 May 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:35, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Rory John McCaughan "Johnny" Gorman (born 26 October 1992) is a footballer who plays as a winger.

He started his career with Manchester City, but was soon signed by Manchester United. After six years there, he was released and allowed to join Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2009. Gorman made just one appearance for Wolves before spending time on loan with Plymouth Argyle, Macclesfield Town and Cambridge United, followed by a permanent move to Leyton Orient where he remained for a season.

Born in Sheffield, he first played international football for the Republic of Ireland at under-16 level, but soon switched allegiance to Northern Ireland, playing through all the age grades before receiving his first cap for the senior team in 2010.

Club career[edit]

Gorman was born in Sheffield, and began his football career as a nine-year-old with Manchester City in 2002. A year later, he was signed by Manchester United, where he stayed until 2009, when he joined the Wolverhampton Wanderers Academy.[2] During this time, he earned numerous caps at various Northern Ireland junior levels.[3]

Gorman attended Repton School in Derbyshire, for whom he played in the 2010 Independent Schools Football Association Boodles Cup Final against Shrewsbury School.[4] During his studies, he won the "Michael Bristow Academy Scholar of the Year" and "Wolves' Academy Player of the Year" awards for the 2010–11 season,[5] as well as finishing runner-up in the Daily Telegraph/Aviva-sponsored "School Sport Matters Awards 2010 – Male Student of the Year" award.[6]

Gorman signed his first professional contract in March 2011, a two-year deal which was to keep him with the club until the summer of 2013.[7] He made his club debut when he appeared as a substitute in a 1–2 Premier League defeat at Norwich City on 24 March 2012,[8] which was to be his only first team appearance for Wolves.

The midfielder joined League Two side Plymouth Argyle on loan for five months on 6 August 2012,[9] for whom he scored his first competitive goal in a 3–0 League Cup win on his debut against Portsmouth on 14 August. However, as a result of a lack of regular first team opportunities at Plymouth, he returned to Wolves on 22 September 2012.[10]

On 31 January 2013, he joined non-league Macclesfield Town on loan until 1 March,[11] but only made one substitute appearance. His loan with Macclesfield over, he joined another Conference club for the remainder of the season when he was loaned to Cambridge United,[12] where he made two appearances.

Gorman's contract at Wolves expired at the end of the 2012–13 season and it was announced that it would not be renewed, leaving him a free agent.[13] He left having made only one first-team appearance for the club. After impressing on trial earlier in the summer, Gorman signed a one-year contract with Leyton Orient on 1 August 2013.[14] He found his opportunities limited at Orient, and at the end of the season he was released by the club along with four other players.[15]

On 22 August 2014 Gorman signed for non-league side Southport.[16]

On 4 October 2014 Gorman signed non-contract terms with Conference North side Barrow following his release from Southport.[17]

International career[edit]

Despite having never played a senior game at club level, Gorman made his international debut on 26 May 2010 – aged 17 years and 222 days – for Northern Ireland in a 0–2 friendly defeat to Turkey played in Connecticut, USA.[18][19] He made his competitive international debut in UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying in a 1–0 victory in Slovenia on 3 September 2010.[20]


  1. ^ "Johnny Gorman". Mail Online. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Academy 2009/10". Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. 2 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Johnny Gorman National Statistics". Northern Irish Football Association. 18 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Boodles ISFA Cup latest news". 14 June 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Johnny Gorman wins more individual honours". 25 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Daily Telegraph". Daily Telegraph. 3 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Scholars offered professional deals". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 11 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Norwich 2–1 Wolves". BBC Sport. 24 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Griffiths and Gorman sign". Plymouth Argyle FC. 6 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Johnny Back in the Pack". Plymouth Argyle FC. 22 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Murphy, Gorman, Evans & Taylor join Macclesfield Town". BBC Sport. 31 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Wolves winger Johnny Gorman joins Cambridge United". BBC Sport. 15 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "The next generation". Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. 18 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Johnny Gorman: Leyton Orient sign Northern Ireland winger". BBC Sport. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  15. ^ "Jamie Jones: Leyton Orient offer goalkeeper new contract". BBC Sport. 30 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Johnny Gorman: Southport sign Northern Ireland international". BBC Sport. 22 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "Johnny Gorman". 
  18. ^ "N Ireland 0–2 Turkey". BBC Sport. 26 May 2010. 
  19. ^ "Hotshot Gorman Surpasses Best". Belfast Telegraph. 26 May 2010. 
  20. ^ "Slovenia v Northern Ireland". Daily Telegraph. 3 September 2010. 

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