Mark Staunton

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Mark Staunton
Personal information
Full name Mark Staunton
Date of birth (1989-01-30) 30 January 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Alexandria, Scotland
Playing position Defender, Forward
Youth career
Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Charlton Athletic 0 (0)
2007–2009 Falkirk 0 (0)
2007–2008 Berwick Rangers (loan) 3 (0)
2009–2010 East Fife 11 (0)
2010–2012 Beith 29 (2)
2012–2013 Stranraer 0 (0)
2013–2015 Irvine Meadow XI F.C.
2015 Stirling Albion 1 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Scotland U16 9 (0)
2005–2006 Scotland U17 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:51, 18 August 2015 (UTC).

Mark Staunton (born 30 January 1989 in Alexandria) is a Scottish footballer who is currently without a club after leaving Stirling Albion in August 2015.

Club career[edit]

Staunton began his career with Celtic, playing in the under-19 youth team. He left Celtic to join Charlton Athletic in July 2006, with the London club - who paid £110,000 - having kept tabs on him for nearly a year previously.[1] Staunton left Charlton to join Falkirk in August 2007[2] but was sent to Berwick Rangers on loan for the rest of the season in December 2007,[3] with Falkirk manager John Hughes admitting he was "concerned about his lack of games." Mark was released by Falkirk on 27 June 2009.

On 23 July 2009, Staunton joined Scottish Second Division side East Fife.[4] He was released at the end of the 2009/10 season, when he moved to junior side Beith.[5]

Staunton returned to senior football in the 2012 summer transfer window, when he signed for Stranraer.[6]

On 21 June 2013, Staunton returned to junior football, signing for Irvine Meadow XI F.C.. [7]

On 15 June 2015, Staunton signed for Stirling Albion.[8] After just two months at the club, on 18 August 2015, he left Stirling Albion after asking to be released from his contract.[9]

International career[edit]

Staunton has been an unused member of Scotland under-19 squad, previously playing at national under-16 and under-17 level.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Staunton hits the Mark". BBC Sport. 19 July 2006. 
  2. ^ "Staunton completes Falkirk switch". BBC Sport. 9 August 2007. 
  3. ^ "Falkirk's Staunton joins Berwick". BBC Sport. 24 December 2007. 
  4. ^ "Fifers net Gourlay and Staunton". BBC Sport. 23 July 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Mark Staunton joins new club". Scottish Football League. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Scottish Division Two ins and outs". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Staunton joins Irvine Meadow". Scottish Professional Football League. 21 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Staunton signs on". Stirling Albion F.C. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Staunton moves on". Stirling Albion. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 

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