Neil Scally

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Neil Scally
Personal information
Full name Neil Scally
Date of birth (1978-08-14) 14 August 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Ayr United 51 (1)
2002–2003 Dumbarton 27 (5)
2003–2006 Falkirk 71 (3)
2006–2011 Queen of the South 77 (1)
Total 226 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Neil Scally (born 14 August 1978, in Paisley) is a Scottish former footballer. Scally played for Ayr United, Dumbarton, Falkirk and Queen of the South. He is currently first team coach at Ayr United.

Career[edit]

Scally started his playing career with Ayr United and then Dumbarton. Scally then played for Falkirk, for who he scored the equalising goal in the 2004 Scottish Challenge Cup Final win against Ross County. That same season Scally and Falkirk earned promotion to the Scottish Premier League as First Division champions. He left on a free transfer from Falkirk in the summer of 2006.

Scally then joined Dumfries club Queen of the South. His career was hampered by serious injury, not playing first team football at all in 2008. After playing on 22 December 2007 he did not play first team football for Queens again until 3 January 2009.[1] Scally thus missed the Palmerston Park club's run to the 2008 Scottish Cup Final against Rangers.[2]

On 30 April 2010 Scally was announced as the new assistant manager and Under 19's coach at Queens, whilst remaining on the playing staff.[3] He was released from his contract at Queens when the new management team arrived in June 2011.

Scally was then given training facilities with Ayr United and attempted to prove his fitness in order to gain a contract [4] and since then has been appointed the first team coach at Somerset Park.[citation needed]

Honours[edit]

Falkirk
  • Scottish Challenge Cup: winner (2004/05)
  • Scottish First Division: winner (2004/05)

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Andy Aitken" www.qosfc.com". Qosfc.com. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  2. ^ ""Club History" on www.qosfc.com". Qosfc.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  3. ^ "'Scal' now assistant coach" on www.qosfc.com[dead link]
  4. ^ "Old Ayr United favourite Neil Scally tries to win new deal". Ayrshire Post. Retrieved 2012-07-05.

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