Paul McGee (footballer, born 1954)

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Paul McGee
Personal information
Full name Paul Gerard McGee
Date of birth (1954-06-19) 19 June 1954 (age 61)
Place of birth Sligo, Republic of Ireland
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1972 Sligo Rovers 34 (3)
1972–1973 Kidderminster Harriers 35 (8)
1973 Hereford United 0 (0)
1973 Torquay United 0 (0)
1973–1975 Finn Harps 34 (7)
1974 → Toronto Italia (loan) 36 (26)
1975–1977 Sligo Rovers 76 (26)
1975–1977 Montreal Castors(loan) 93 (67)
1977–1979 Queens Park Rangers 39 (7)
1979–1981 Preston North End 66 (13)
1981–1983 Burnley 34 (9)
1983 Dundalk 5 (1)
1983–1984 Sligo Rovers 25 (5)
1984 Shamrock Rovers 9 (4)
1984 Preston North End 2 (0)
1984 Ballymena United 1 (0)
1985 Waterford United 9 (1)
1985 Sligo Rovers 7 (4)
1985–1986 Galway United 27 (19)
1986–1987 HFC Haarlem 14 (2)
1987–1990 Galway United 96 (46)
1990 Derry City 7 (0)
1990–1991 Sligo Rovers 21 (7)
1991 Athlone Town 7 (1)
1991–1992 Sligo Rovers 23 (6)
1992 Galway United 16 (9)
1992–1994 Finn Harps 9 (4)
National team
1977–1978 Republic of Ireland U21 2 (0)
1978–1980 Republic of Ireland 15[1] (4)
1977 League of Ireland XI 1 (0)
Teams managed
2007 Limerick 37
2011 Salthill Devon

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Paul 'Skee' McGee (born 19 June 1954 in Sligo) is a former Irish football player.

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.[2] 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.

He had 6 different spells during his career playing for Sligo. He played at FC Haka in the 1983–84 European Cup Winners' Cup.

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 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.[3]

In January 2007, McGee was appointed manager of Limerick 37 F.C.[4] He was sacked in December despite an impressive 4th-place position[5]

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[6]

At the end of the 2012 League of Ireland season McGee is eleventh in the all-time League of Ireland goalscoring list with 143 league goals[7]

Honours[edit]

Barna utd top scorer 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ireland's International Players". FAI. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  2. ^ www.irishtimes.com
  3. ^ "McGee in 34th move of career". The Irish Times. 28 January 1993. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "McGee appointed to Limerick post". RTÉ. 1 February 2007. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "McGee appointed to Limerick post". RTÉ. 1 February 2007. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Paul Mcgee appointed Salthill boss". Airtricity League. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesi/iertops.html

External links[edit]

  • Paul McGee, Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database