Patrick McLaughlin (footballer)

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Patrick McLaughlin
Patrick McLaughlin 21-05-2012 1.jpg
McLaughlin with the victory parade that followed York City's victory in the 2012 Conference Premier play-off Final
Personal information
Full name Patrick Joseph McLaughlin[1]
Date of birth (1991-01-14) 14 January 1991 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Larne, Northern Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[3]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gateshead
Number 26
Youth career
2007–2008 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Newcastle United 0 (0)
2011–2013 York City 74 (14)
2013–2015 Grimsby Town 54 (3)
2015 Harrogate Town (loan) 4 (1)
2015– Gateshead 35 (3)
National team
2008–2010 Northern Ireland U19 6 (0)
2010–2012 Northern Ireland U21 10 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:25, 3 April 2016 (UTC).


Patrick Joseph McLaughlin (born 14 January 1991) is a Northern Irish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Gateshead. He previously played for Newcastle United, York City, Harrogate Town and Grimsby Town. He has represented Northern Ireland at levels up to under-21.

Club career[edit]

York City[edit]

Born in Larne, County Antrim, McLaughlin began his career at Newcastle United in July 2007.[2] He signed a professional contract a year later but he never played a match at St James' Park. In the summer of 2011 McLaughlin was released by Newcastle after four years at the club.[4] McLaughlin joined Conference Premier side York City on a two-year contract on 30 June 2011.[5][6] McLaughlin said "I thought York was the best club for me. The gaffer has given me the chance to come down here and play some football."[6] He made his debut for York on the opening day of the 2011–12 season in the 2–1 away win against Ebbsfleet United.[7] McLaughlin was part of the York side that won the 2012 FA Trophy Final against Newport County.[7] Eight days later he came on as an 85th minute substitute in the 2–1 2012 Conference Premier play-off Final win over Luton Town, seeing the club win promotion to League Two after an eight-year absence from the Football League.[8] He finished the season with 55 appearances and scored 13 goals.[7] After making 33 appearances and scoring four goals for York in the 2012–13 season he was released by the club on 30 April 2013.[9][10]

Grimsby Town[edit]

McLaughlin joined Conference Premier team Grimsby Town on a two-year contract on 28 June 2013.[11] Following his first season with Grimsby, in which he was a regular in the team that was defeated in the semi-final of both the Conference Premier play-offs and the FA Trophy, McLaughlin found himself less involved with first team affairs during the 2014–15 season. This prompted him to join Conference North side Harrogate Town on loan in March 2015.[12] He was released by Grimsby in May 2015.[13]

Gateshead[edit]

McLaughlin signed for National League team Gateshead on a one-year contract on 10 July 2015.[14] After scoring 4 goals in 41 appearances during the 2015–16 season, McLaughlin signed a two-year contract extension in May 2016.[15]

International career[edit]

McLaughlin has represented Northern Ireland at various youth levels, up to under-21 level. He currently has 10 caps for the under-21 side.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 2 April 2016.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
York City 2011–12[7] Conference Premier 44 10 1 1 10[a] 2 55 13
2012–13[9] League Two 30 4 1 0 1 0 1[b] 0 33 4
Total 74 14 2 1 1 0 11 2 88 17
Grimsby Town 2013–14[7] Conference Premier 31 3 3 1 6[c] 1 40 5
2014–15[7] Conference Premier 23 0 1 0 2[c] 1 26 1
Total 54 3 4 1 8 2 66 6
Harrogate Town (loan) 2014–15[7] Conference North 4 1 4 1
Gateshead 2015–16[7] National League 35 3[d] 1 0 5[c] 1 41 4
Career total 167 21 7 2 1 0 24 5 199 28
  1. ^ Seven appearances and two goals in FA Trophy, three appearances in Conference Premier play-offs
  2. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ a b c Appearances in FA Trophy
  4. ^ Goal originally credited to McLaughlin against Aldershot Town on 20 February 2016 was later recorded as a Joe Oastler own goal.[17]

Honours[edit]

York City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 1 February 2011. p. 29. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Patrick McLaughlin". NIFG. 20 February 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Players: Patrick McLaughlin". Premier League. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  4. ^ King, Dan. "Deals Offered To Young Pair". Newcastle United F.C. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "York sign Patrick McLaughlin from Newcastle". Vital York. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "York City sign midfielder Patrick McLaughlin". BBC Sport. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "P. McLaughlin". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Maiden, Phil (20 May 2012). "Luton 1–2 York". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Games played by Patrick Mclaughlin in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
    "McLaughlin credited with goal against Gillingham". The Press. York. 5 February 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  10. ^ Carroll, Steve (30 April 2013). "York City manager Nigel Worthington announces retained list". The Press. York. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Grimsby Town: Patrick McLaughlin signs two-year deal". BBC Sport. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Paddy McLaughlin off to a flier for Harrogate Town". The Press. York. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Grimsby Town players released – Hannah and McLaughlin among those leaving". Grimsby Telegraph. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Gateshead sign Patrick McLaughlin and Simon Ramsden". BBC Sport. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "Midfield pair sign new deals". Gateshead FC. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  16. ^ "NI U21 squad named for England game". Irish Football Association. 9 November 2012. 
  17. ^ "REPORT: Gateshead 3-2 Aldershot Town". Gateshead FC. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 

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