McGree with Melbourne City
|Full name||Riley Patrick McGree|
|Date of birth||2 November 1998|
|Place of birth||Gawler, South Australia, Australia|
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2015–2016||Adelaide United NPL||27||(1)|
|2018||→ Newcastle Jets (loan)||12||(5)|
|2018–2019||→ Melbourne City (loan)||27||(7)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 November 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2019
McGree was born and raised in Gawler, South Australia, to the north of Adelaide. He joined Gawler as a four-year-old after the town's Australian rules football club was full, and remained with the Eagles for eight years.
McGree made his debut for Adelaide United in the A-League on 19 March 2016 in a draw with Western Sydney Wanderers. He made his first start for the club in a 2016 FFA Cup loss to Redlands United on 3 August 2016, having been called up from the club's youth squad. Two weeks later, McGree signed a one-year senior contract with Adelaide. McGree scored his first goal for the Reds in his second A-League start, on 29 January 2017, with a shot from the edge of the area in a draw with Wellington Phoenix.
Loan to Newcastle Jets
On 19 December 2017, it was announced that McGree would be joining the Newcastle Jets on a short term loan deal for the remainder of the 2017–18 A-League season, as an injury replacement for Jake Adelson. The transfer would be officially be lodged in January, with him expected to join the squad in late January, due to his international commitments in 2018 AFC U-23 Championship.
In that season's A-League semi-finals, McGree became the subject of international attention after scoring with a scorpion kick, and which received a nomination for the FIFA Puskas Award for the most beautiful goal in the world that year.
Loan to Melbourne City
Return to Adelaide United
In November 2019 he was one of four players suspended by the Australia national under-23 soccer team due to "unprofessional conduct". The four players allegedly mistreated a woman after an intimate encounter. As a result, McGree is forbidden to play in the upcoming 2020 AFC U-23 Championship, but is free to be selected for their World Cup team if Australia qualify.
- As of match played 28 April 2018
|Club Brugge||2017–18||Belgian First Division A||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
- Appearances in the Asian Champions League
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- "Melbourne City sign McGree on loan | The World Game". The World Game. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
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- Migliaccio, Val (17 March 2017). "Socceroo Riley McGree is finally ridding Gawler Eagles of stigma". The Advertiser. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Adelaide United 0 – 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "Reds bundled out of FFA Cup". Adelaide United FC. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "Reds promote teen duo". FourFourTwo. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- Migliaccio, Valentino (29 January 2017). "Adelaide United once again fail to make most of home ground advantage". News.com.au. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- Migliaccio, Val (4 July 2017). "Club Brugge sign teenage A-Leauge sensation Riley McGree from the Reds". The Advertiser.
- Barnsley, Warren (20 December 2017). "Riley McGree to return to A-League in 2018 on loan from Club Brugge with Newcastle Jets". news.com.au.
- "#puskasaward RILEY MCGREE GOAL – VOTE NOW!". YouTube. FIFATV. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
- Riley McGree scores goal of the season as scorpion kick puts Newcastle Jets into A-League grand final, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 28 April 2018
- World Reaction: Riley McGree’s scorpion goal puts A-League on the map! Fox Sports Australia, 28 April 2018
- "Squad Check: Every Hyundai A-League in, out, squad". Football Federation Australia. 4 June 2018.
- Somerford, Ben (7 June 2018). "Newcastle Jets remain hopeful of new McGree deal". FourFourTwo.
- Gardiner, James (20 June 2018). "Scorpion king Riley McGree swaps Newcastle Jets for Melbourne City". The Newcastle Herald.
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- "Vidmar selects his Joeys". Football Federation Australia. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "Joeys thump Brunei". Football Federation Australia. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "Socceroos name teenager Riley McGree for World Cup qualifiers against Iraq and UAE". ABC News. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "Four Australia Under-23 players banned after complaint from woman". 19 November 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
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- Riley McGree at Soccerway