Jordan McGhee

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Jordan McGhee
Personal information
Full name Jordan McGhee
Date of birth (1996-07-24) 24 July 1996 (age 21)
Place of birth East Kilbride, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Falkirk
Number 3
Youth career
2007–2013 Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2017 Heart of Midlothian 57 (3)
2016–2017Middlesbrough (loan) 0 (0)
2017– Falkirk 31 (2)
National team
2011 Scotland U15[1] 2 (0)
2011–2012 Scotland U16[2] 9 (1)
2013 Scotland U18[3] 1 (1)
2013– Scotland U21 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 April 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Jordan McGhee (born 24 July 1996)[4] is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Falkirk, as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Heart of Midlothian[edit]

McGhee signed for Heart of Midlothian (Hearts) in 2007, having previously played for Claremont.[5] In July 2012, he signed a three-year professional contract, tying him to the club until 2015.[5] A member of the club's under-20 squad[6] McGhee made his first team debut[7] aged 16,[8] on 4 May 2013, coming on as an 86th-minute substitute at Tynecastle in a Scottish Premier League match against St Mirren, replacing Mehdi Taouil in a 3–0 win.[9] The following season on 24 August 2013, in only his second substitute appearance,[10] he scored his first professional goal,[11] an 88th-minute winner in a 2–1 win over Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.[12] The following week he made his first start against Inverness Caledonian Thistle, in a 2–0 defeat.[13]

In January 2015, McGhee signed a contract with Hearts that is due to run until the end of the 2016–17 season.[14] Ipswich Town made two offers of around £250,000 for McGhee in August 2015, but these were both rejected by Hearts.[15] In January 2016 McGhee almost moved to Middlesbrough on loan but the move collapsed after paperwork failed to be completed in time.[16]

In July 2016, Middlesbrough returned to sign Jordan on a season long loan to play in the club's development team [17][18]

Falkirk[edit]

McGhee moved to Scottish Championship club Falkirk in August 2017 for an undisclosed transfer fee.[19] He made his debut two days later on 2 September 2017, starting at centre-back as his new side defeated Sligo Rovers in the Challenge Cup 2-1.[20]

International career[edit]

McGhee earned caps at under-15, under-16 and under-18 level before earning a call up to the Scotland under-21 squad aged just 17 after some impressive performances for Hearts.

After establishing himself as a regular at centre back alongside Stuart Findlay, he captained the Scotland under-21 side for the first time in a friendly against Switzerland on 18 November 2014 which ended in a 1–1 draw.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 14 October 2017 [22]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Heart of Midlothian 2012–13[23] Scottish Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14[24] Scottish Premiership 17 1 1 0 2 0 20 1
2014–15[25] Scottish Championship 18 2 0 0 1 0 2[a] 0 21 2
2015–16[26] Scottish Premiership 21 0 3 0 3 1 27 1
2016–17[27] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[28] 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
Hearts total 57 3 4 0 9 1 0 0 2 0 72 4
Falkirk 2017–18[28] Scottish Championship 5 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 7 0
Career total 62 3 4 0 9 1 0 0 4 0 79 4
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup

Honours[edit]

Heart of Midlothian

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jordan McGhee Under-15 Scotland Profile". scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jordan McGhee Under-16 Scotland Profile". scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jordan McGhee Under-18 Scotland Profile". scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jordan McGhee". hydc.co.uk. Heart of Midlothian Youth Development Committee. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Jordan's joy at three-year Hearts deal". eastkilbridenews.co.uk. East Kilbride News. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Gary Locke could give teenager Jordan McGhee debut". scotsman.com. The Scotsman. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Hearts 3–0 St Mirren: Buddies fall at Tynecastle". scotsman.com. The Scotsman. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Hearts exact revenge for League Cup misery". scotsman.com. The Scotsman. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Hearts 3–0 St Mirren". bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "17-year-old McGhee hits winner to continue Jambos fightback". dailyrecord.co.uk. Daily Record. 25 August 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Gary Locke lavishes praise on Jordan McGhee". bbc.co.uk/sport/. BBC Sport. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Jordan McGhee is the hero as brave Hearts stun Dons with late winner". dailyrecord.co.uk. Daily Record. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Inverness remain top of the Scottish Premiership following a convincing victory over 10 man Hearts". bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC Sport. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Hearts: Defender Jordan McGhee commits to new deal". BBC Sport. BBC. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  15. ^ Lamont, Alasdair (4 August 2015). "Hearts reject Ipswich Town bids for Jordan McGhee". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  16. ^ http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/hearts/jordan-mcghee-s-move-from-hearts-to-middlesbrough-collapses-1-4017882
  17. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36706010
  18. ^ "Boro Take Scotland U21 Captain On Season Long Loan". Middlesbrough FC. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  19. ^ "Falkirk sign defenders Jordan McGhee and Conrad Balatoni". BBC Sport. BBC. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017. 
  20. ^ "Sligo v Falkirk line ups". Falkirk FC. 2 September 2017. 
  21. ^ http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/international_fixture_details.cfm?page=1921&matchid=147876
  22. ^ Jordan McGhee at Soccerway. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  23. ^ "Games played by Jordan McGhee in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Jordan McGhee in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Jordan McGhee in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Jordan McGhee in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Jordan McGhee in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 
  28. ^ a b "Games played by Jordan McGhee in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 

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