Paul McGee (footballer, born 1954)
|Full name||Paul Gerard McGee|
|Date of birth||19 June 1954|
|Place of birth||Sligo, Republic of Ireland|
|1974||→ Toronto Italia (loan)||36||(26)|
|1975–1977||→ Montreal Castors(loan)||93||(67)|
|1977–1979||Queens Park Rangers||39||(7)|
|1979–1981||Preston North End||66||(13)|
|1984||Preston North End||2||(0)|
|1977–1978||Republic of Ireland U21||2||(0)|
|1978–1980||Republic of Ireland||15||(4)|
|1977||League of Ireland XI||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
McGee started his career with Sligo Rovers making his debut at 15 years of age on 15 November 1970. While at Finn Harps he won the FAI Cup in 1974. He then rejoined his home town club Sligo Rovers winning the League of Ireland championship in 1977. After the league success he was purchased by Queens Park Rangers in November 1977. In his Ireland career, he scored 4 goals in 15 matches and also won 10 youth caps and 2 U21 caps. In January 1977 he played for the League of Ireland XI team against Italian League B which included Gaetano Scirea.
McGee signed for Shamrock Rovers in August 1984. He made a scoring debut with 2 goals on the 26th against Home Farm in a 4–2 win at Milltown. His last appearance was against his home town club in a 4–0 win on 11 November 1978. In total he played 15 times for the Hoops, including twice in the European Cup, scoring 5 goals.
While at Galway United he scored in the 1986–87 UEFA Cup at FC Groningen. His impressive displays earned him a move to HFC Haarlem for the rest of the 1986–87 Eredivisie season. During his time there his opponents included Marco van Basten and Ruud Gullit.
He is currently Galway United's all-time top goalscorer in the League of Ireland. He was also the club's player-manager during the 1989–90 season. He moved to Derry City for the 1990–91 League of Ireland Premier Division season but by November he had moved back to his home town club. However, he did play in the 1990–91 UEFA Cup for the Candystripes.
In January 1993 McGee moved clubs for the 34th occasion, a record for an Irish player.
In January 2008 he was appointed assistant manager to Alan Mathews at Cork City. In August 2008 he lost his job as Cork went into examinership. In May 2011 McGee was appointed manager of Salthill Devon
- League of Ireland
- FAI Cup
- Finn Harps – 1974
- League of Ireland Cup
- Galway United – 1985/86
- League of Ireland First Division Shield
- Galway United – 1992/93
- English Football League Third Division
Barna utd top scorer 2012
- "Ireland's International Players". FAI. Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
- "McGee in 34th move of career". The Irish Times. 28 January 1993. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
- "McGee appointed to Limerick post". RTÉ. 1 February 2007. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
- "McGee appointed to Limerick post". RTÉ. 1 February 2007. Retrieved 28 February 2012.[permanent dead link]
- "Paul Mcgee appointed Salthill boss". Airtricity League. 5 May 2011. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
- Paul McGee, Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database