Scott McGleish

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Scott McGleish
Personal information
Full name Scott McGleish[1]
Date of birth (1974-02-10) 10 February 1974 (age 44)[1]
Place of birth Barnet, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Chesham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Edgware Town 36 (32)
1994–1995 Charlton Athletic 6 (0)
1994 Leyton Orient (loan) 6 (1)
1995–1996 Peterborough United 13 (0)
1996 Colchester United (loan) 15 (6)
1996 Cambridge United (loan) 10 (7)
1996–1997 Leyton Orient 34 (7)
1997–2001 Barnet 134 (37)
2001–2004 Colchester United 144 (38)
2004–2007 Northampton Town 111 (42)
2007–2009 Wycombe Wanderers 75 (34)
2008–2009 Northampton Town (loan) 9 (1)
2009 Leyton Orient (loan) 16 (5)
2009–2011 Leyton Orient 81 (24)
2011–2012 Bristol Rovers 27 (7)
2012 Barnet (loan) 9 (0)
2012 Whitehawk 6 (3)
2012 Chesham United 7 (1)
2013 Enfield Town 13 (12)
2013–2017 Wealdstone 112 (44)
2017 Cheshunt 0 (0)
2017– Chesham United 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:14, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Scott McGleish (born 10 February 1974) is an English footballer who plays for Chesham United.

Career[edit]

Charlton Athletic[edit]

McGleish was born in Barnet, Greater London.[1] Beginning his career at non-league Edgware Town in 1993, McGleish was soon scouted by league club Charlton Athletic. As he was only aged 20, McGleish was sent out on loan to Leyton Orient for the first of his four spells at the club. It was here that he began to make a name for himself, despite it only being a short-term loan he made six appearances and score his first senior goal in league football. He returned to Charlton but was restricted to a few starts.[quantify] He left for Peterborough United but was restricted to a few substitute appearances.[quantify] He was sent out on loans to Colchester United and Cambridge United.

1997–2007[edit]

He was subsequently sold to previous club Leyton Orient. He finally managed to get a constant place in the team, and in his one-year spell back at Brisbane Road he scored seven goals.[citation needed] After this single season he was sold to Barnet, where he finally stayed for four years and repaid them with a goals-to-game ratio of a goal every 3.6 games.[citation needed] He then returned to Colchester United where he averaged a similar goal-scoring tally. He moved to Northampton Town in 2004 under a Bosman transfer and was their player of the year in his first season.[2] In 2006, he retained the player of the season accolade, Northampton's first player for 31 years to do so.[2] The same season he scored 24 goals as Northampton won promotion. He signed a new two-year contract in June 2006.[2]

Wycombe Wanderers[edit]

He joined Wycombe Wanderers on 25 January 2007 for an undisclosed fee from Northampton Town, signing a two-year contract.[3] He spent two years with Wanderers, becoming a cult hero with the Wycombe fans.[citation needed]

McGleish was loaned out to his former club Northampton Town on 28 October 2008, for a month's loan lasting until 25 November, wearing shirt number 27. He scored his first goal in his second spell in a first round FA Cup tie at Elland Road against Leeds United on 7 November.[4] His loan move was extended to January 2009, and he went on to score his first and only league goal of his loan period against Scunthorpe United.[5] McGleish's second spell at Northampton was not much of a success, he scored only twice in 11 appearances so manager Stuart Gray decided not to sign the striker in the January transfer window and he returned to Wycombe.

East London again[edit]

He rejoined former club Leyton Orient on loan until the end of the 2008–09 season for the third time. He scored the first two goals of his loan spell in the 3–2 defeat at home to Peterborough United before returning to Wycombe and subsequently being released on 6 May 2009. He then signed a one-year contract with Leyton Orient on 26 May 2009. He scored 12 goals in 41 league appearances prior to the last game of the 2009–10 season away to Colchester United. His goals included a double against Carlisle United in a 2–2 draw, and the winner away from home against old club Wycombe in October. There was a crucial diving header to give Orient a 1–0 win against Charlton Athletic, and another double in a 2–1 win over Tranmere Rovers. On 1 May he scored a 94th-minute goal to seal Orient's League One status with a 2–0 win over Wycombe with a game to spare. The goal also relegated his old club as they needed a win to take their hopes of survival to the last day.

On 7 December 2010, McGleish scored an extra-time hat-trick in the FA Cup Second Round against Droylsden. His teammate Jonathan Téhoué also scored a hat-trick, ultimately guiding Orient to an 8–2 victory and a place in the Third Round.[6]

On 10 May 2011 McGleish was released by Leyton Orient after his fourth stint with the club, despite being the club's top scorer of the 2010–11 season with 17 league goals.[7] He had performed well as mentioned above, making his presence felt all over the pitch without fouling, and poaching goals by quickly taking advantage of space and opportunities. It was felt by fans that he had matured with age and news of his swift departure at the end of the season was met with surprise; not least as the club stated that it was looking to increase front line options.[citation needed] He revealed that he had not been offered a new contract, and added that he was "gutted and a little bit shocked", although he had suspected that he would be released.[8]

Bristol Rovers[edit]

On 29 June 2011 he signed a contract with recently relegated Bristol Rovers. On signing McGleish, their manager Paul Buckle said, "Scott has scored goals wherever he has played. I think he is a fantastic signing for us."[9] He told the Bristol Evening Post: "Scott certainly affects games and I don't think there will be any defence in the country that will be able to take their eyes off him for one minute. If they do, it will be at their peril."[10]

McGleish stated that Buckle was the main reason he signed for Rovers, adding, "Paul could have stayed at Torquay and tried to take them further, but coming here was his ambition and I want to be part of it."[10]

On 6 August 2011, the opening day of the 2011–12 season, McGleish scored Rovers' first goal and set up another on his debut for the club in their 3–2 win at AFC Wimbledon.[11]

McGleish re-joined Barnet on a short-term loan deal on 1 March 2012.[12]

On 17 May 2012, McGleish was released by Bristol Rovers.

In November 2012, McGleish joined Chesham United on a free transfer from Whitehawk.[13]

Enfield Town[edit]

McGleish was released from Whitehawk on 1 January 2013, and promptly joined Isthmian League Premier Division side Enfield Town.[14] He made his debut for the club in a 3–2 defeat against Bury Town, in which he scored. He scored nine more goals in his next eight games, including braces against Carshalton Athletic and Metropolitan Police, and a hat-trick against Cray Wanderers.

Wealdstone[edit]

In March 2013 McGleish accepted an offer to join rivals Wealdstone to help bolster their push for promotion to the Conference South.[15] He made his debut in a 4–2 win over Margate, scoring the fourth in what was an impressive display for the Stones. He played in the Isthmian League Premier Division play-off semi-final against Concord Rangers, hitting the bar late on while Wealdstone were 1–0 up. They went on to lose the game 2–1 in extra time. McGleish signed on for the 2013–14 season at Wealdstone and was a pivotal part of the team which won the Isthmian League Premier Division title and thus achieve promotion to the Conference South. He finished the season the club's top scorer with 23 goals.

Cheshunt[edit]

In 2017, McGleish joined Cheshunt. He made his debut in a 3–1 home defeat to Dorking Wanderers in the FA Cup at the age of 43, making him the oldest player in Cheshunt's history.

Return to Chesham United[edit]

Having made only one appearance for Cheshunt, McGleish rejoined Chesham United in September 2017; he made his second début in a 2–0 win over Dunstable Town on 12 September, scoring the second goal.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

  • Correct after match played 2 May 2018[17][18]
Club performance League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
1993–94 Edgware Town Isthmian League Division Two 36 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 32
1994–95 Charlton Athletic Division One 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1994–95 Leyton Orient (loan) Division Two 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 2
1995–96 Peterborough United Division Two 12 0 1 0 1 0 4 2 17 2
1995–96 Colchester United (loan) Division Three 15 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 17 6
1996–97 Peterborough United Division Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1996–97 Cambridge United (loan) Division Three 10 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 7
1996–97 Leyton Orient Division Three 26 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 7
1997–98 Leyton Orient Division Three 8 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 11 1
1997–98 Barnet Division Three 40 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 41 13
1998–99 Barnet Division Three 36 8 1 0 2 1 1 1 40 10
1999–2000 Barnet Division Three 44 10 1 0 2 2 2 0 49 12
2000–01 Barnet Division Three 19 5 0 0 1 1 1 1 21 7
2000–01 Colchester United Division Two 21 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 5
2001–02 Colchester United Division Two 46 15 2 1 2 0 2 0 52 16
2002–03 Colchester United Division Two 43 8 1 0 1 0 1 1 46 9
2003–04 Colchester United Division Two 34 10 7 1 1 0 6 6 48 17
2004–05 Northampton Town League Two 45 13 3 2 2 1 3 1 53 17
2005–06 Northampton Town League Two 42 17 4 4 2 1 2 2 50 24
2006–07 Northampton Town League One 25 12 3 1 0 0 0 0 28 13
2006–07 Wycombe Wanderers League Two 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 5
2007–08 Wycombe Wanderers League Two 46 26 1 0 1 0 2 0 50 26
2008–09 Wycombe Wanderers League Two 15 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 17 3
2008–09 Northampton Town (loan) League One 9 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 11 2
2008–09 Leyton Orient (loan) League One 16 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 5
2009–10 Leyton Orient League One 42 12 2 0 1 0 0 0 45 12
2010–11 Leyton Orient League One 39 12 8 6 2 0 0 0 49 18
2011–12 Bristol Rovers League Two 27 7 2 2 2 0 1 0 32 9
2011–12 Barnet (loan) League Two 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2012–13 Whitehawk Isthmian League Premier Division[19] 6 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 8 4
2012–13 Chesham United Southern League Premier Division 7 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 8 3
2012–13 Enfield Town Isthmian League Premier Division 13 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 12
2012–13 Wealdstone[20] Isthmian League Premier Division 11 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 3
2013–14 Wealdstone[21] Isthmian League Premier Division 37 23 3 3 0 0 6 2 46 28
2014–15 Wealdstone Conference South 37 8 0 0 0 0 7 2 44 10
2015–16 Wealdstone National League South 9 1 2 0 0 0 4 1 15 2
2016–17 Wealdstone National League South 7 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 15 3
2017–18 Cheshunt Isthmian League Division One North 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2017–18 Chesham United Southern League Premier Division 11 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 15 2
Career total 870 292 48 24 25 7 59 23 1,002 346

Non-playing career[edit]

He currently serves on the management committee of the Professional Footballers' Association.[22]

In 2011, while at Leyton Orient, he made a high-profile appearance in a television advert for the Nintendo DS in the UK.[23]

He is currently coaching at Borehamwood Youth FC

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Northampton Town[24]

Wealdstone

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c "Scott McGleish". www.ntfc.co.uk. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Wycombe Wanderers – News – Latest News – Latest News – McGLEISH NEXT IN". world.wycombewanderers.co.uk. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "Leeds 1–1 Northampton". BBC. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Scunthorpe 4–4 Northampton". BBC. 13 December 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Leyton Orient 8 Droylsden 2 (aet)". BBC. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Striker Scott McGleish leads Leyton Orient departures". BBC Sport. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "GMF Exclusive with a released goalscoring machine". www.givemefootball.com. 21 June 2011. Archived from the original on 9 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Bristol Rovers sign Lance Cronin and Scott McGleish". BBC Sport. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Paul Buckle's the big reason why I'm here, says Bristol Rovers newcomer Scott McGleish". Bristol Evening Post. 2 July 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 2–3 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Great Scott McGleish rejoins the Bees". Barnet F.C. 1 March 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "November Transfers (part one)". Pitchero. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "McGleish leaves Chesham". Bucks Free Press. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "McGleish leaves Town for Stones". Pitchero Non League. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  16. ^ marketing, Phase Four. "Chesham United Football Club Official Website – Chesham United FC". www.cheshamunited.co.uk. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 
  17. ^ "Dannie Bulman – Football Stats – Crawley Town – Age 39 – Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 
  18. ^ "England – S. McGleish – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 
  19. ^ http://www.aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk/players/scott-mcgleish
  20. ^ "First Team 2012–13". 5 May 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 
  21. ^ "First Team 2013–14". 4 May 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 
  22. ^ "My sons have ordered me to get Fabregas's shirt at the final whistle". www.independent.co.uk. London. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  23. ^ "Orient star McGleish: My son supports Arsenal… and so do I". Daily Mirror. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  24. ^ "Tier Four (League Two) Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk. 

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