Ryan McCann

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For the Northern Ireland footballer, see Ryan McCann (footballer born 1982).
Ryan McCann
Personal information
Full name Ryan Patrick McCann[1]
Date of birth (1981-09-21) 21 September 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Blantyre, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Celtic 1 (0)
2002 St Johnstone (loan) 19 (4)
2003–2004 Hartlepool United 4 (0)
2004–2006 St Johnstone 48 (4)
2006–2007 Clyde 24 (0)
2007 Bohemians 15 (2)
2007–2008 Queen of the South 14 (0)
2008–2009 Morecambe 15 (0)
2009 Queen of the South 12 (0)
2009–2010 Airdrie United 30 (0)
2010–2011 Ayr United 29 (4)
2011–2012 Stockport County 17 (0)
2012 UMF Einherji 14 (6)
2012–2015 Peterhead 50 (3)
2015 Pollok (loan)
Total 293 (23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ryan Patrick McCann (born 21 September 1981) is a retired Scottish professional footballer who played in either midfield or at right back.

Playing career[edit]

Celtic, St Johnstone and Hartlepool[edit]

McCann began his career with Celtic and made his full debut against Dundee Utd in the SPL. He then had a six-month loan spell at St Johnstone, before heading to Hartlepool for over a year, where he only made five appearances before breaking his ankle.[2] McCann then headed back to St Johnstone in September 2004,[2] where he amassed a total of 41 league appearances before missing the remaining five-months of the 2005–06 season due to injury.

Clyde and Bohemians[edit]

McCann was listed as a trialist in Clyde's third Scottish First Division match of the 2006–07 season, against Dundee, and was signed on a permanent contract a week later. In July 2007, McCann turned down a new contract at Clyde in favour of signing with Irish side Bohemians and scored his first goal for Bohs in a 1–1 draw with Drogheda United in August 2007. In November 2007, McCann finished his short spell at Bohemians a finalist in the FAI League cup and qualification for Europe.

Queen of the South and Morecambe[edit]

He signed for Dumfries club Queen of the South in December 2007. In March 2008, McCann scored from 84 yards for Queens in a 2–0 victory against Dundee. This secured Queens' first Scottish Cup quarter-final victory since 1950. McCann also played in the 4–3 semi final victory over Aberdeen and in the 3–2 Cup Final defeat to Rangers.[3] In a four-month spell McCann played 20 games for Queens, scoring once and qualifying for the UEFA cup.[4]

On 20 June 2008 the Queens website announced that McCann would be leaving the club. He signed for Football League Two side Morecambe in June 2008.[5] McCann moved back to Dumfries in January 2009.[6]

Airdrie United, Ayr United, Stockport County[edit]

He signed for Airdrie United in September 2009 on a one-year deal.[7] He made his debut for Airdrie United against Ayr at Somerset Park.[7]

McCann spent 2010–11 at Ayr United where he was part of a successful promotion campaign from the Scottish Second Division.

On Friday 29 July 2011 he passed a medical and completed a move to Stockport County in English football. In January 2012, McCann was involved in a road accident and due to injury was unable to finish the season. He left Stockport county in February to recover.

UMF Einherji, Peterhead and Pollok[edit]

McCann joined Icelandic team UMF Einherji as player coach. He became head coach halfway through the season. When the Icelandic league ended, McCann joined Scottish third Division club Peterhead for the remainder of the 2012–13 season.[8] In March 2015, he moved on loan to Junior side Pollok.[9] At the end of the 2014–15 season, with the Blue Toon, McCann retired from playing.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ryan McCann". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b McCann back with Saints, BBC Sport, 31 August 2004.
  3. ^ "Club History" on the official Queen of the South website
  4. ^ Ryan McCann at Soccerbase
  5. ^ "Shrimps sign McCann and Parrish". BBC Sport. 24 June 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "Welcome back Ryan McCann". Queen of the South FC Official Website. 26 January 2009. Archived from the original on 29 January 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2009. 
  7. ^ a b Permanent Airdrie deal for McCann, BBC Sport, 15 September 2009.
  8. ^ "Ryan McCann". Peterhead FC website. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  9. ^ O'Donnell, Jim (8 January 2015). "Double-signing swoop is a further sign of Pollok's rehabilitation". Evening Times. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Squad Update". peterheadfc.com. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 

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