Shaun MacDonald

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Shaun MacDonald
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Personal information
Full name Shaun Benjamin MacDonald[1]
Date of birth (1988-06-17) 17 June 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Swansea, Wales
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bournemouth
Number 16
Youth career
Swansea City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Swansea City 24 (0)
2009–2011 Yeovil Town (loan) 61 (9)
2011– Bournemouth 83 (1)
National team
2005–2006 Wales U19 5 (1)
2006–2010 Wales U21 25 (2)
2010– Wales 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:59, 29 December 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:00, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Shaun Benjamin MacDonald (born 17 June 1988) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays for English club Bournemouth. A product of the Swansea City youth team, he has two caps for Wales and is the current record caps holder for the Wales Under 21 team with 25 caps.

Club career[edit]

MacDonald was born in Swansea, and began his career with his home side Swansea City, making his way up through the youth ranks before being making his first-team debut on 31 August 2005 in a 3–1 defeat to Reading in the League Cup.[2] He went on to make a total of 13 appearances in all competitions during his first season, including playing four times in the Football League Trophy as Swansea went on to win the trophy.[3]

He scored his first goals for the club during the 2008–09 season against Brentford in the League Cup on 12 June 2008 but,[4] after making just six appearances during the season, he was allowed to join League One side Yeovil Town on a one-month loan deal on 27 January 2009.[5] On his debut for the side, MacDonald scored the only goal of the game in a 1–0 win over Huddersfield Town,[6] going on to make a total of four appearances before returning to Swansea.

After making just three appearances during the start of the 2009–10 season, MacDonald returned to Yeovil Town on a three-month loan deal on 21 September.[7] MacDonald impressed for Yeovil in his three-month loan spell starting all 12 of Yeovil's league games and grabbing 2 goals.

Once he returned to Swansea, negotiation began with Yeovil regarding a loan deal back at Yeovil until the end of the 2009–10 season. The loan deal was agreed on 31 December 2009.[8]

In late August 2010, MacDonald returned to Yeovil on loan for the fourth time in less than two years until January 2011.

He joined Yeovil on loan for the fifth time on 17 March 2011, until the end of the 2010–11 season.[9] He scored a first half hat-trick on 26 March 2011 in a 5–1 win over Leyton Orient.

MacDonald signed for Bournemouth on 25 August 2011, for a fee believed to be in the region of £125,000.[10] He scored his first goal for Bournemouth in a 4-1 Football League Trophy win over Hereford United on 30 August 2011.[11] His first league goal for the club came on 21 April 2012 against Colchester United.[12] He made five league appearances during Bournemouth's 2014/15 season after which they were promoted to the Premier League.[13] MacDonald made his Premier League debut as a substitute against Manchester City on 17 October 2015.[14]

International career[edit]

MacDonald has represented his country at under-19 and Under-21 levels. In June 2009 he was called into the full national squad for the World Cup qualifier in Azerbaijan in Baku. After playing his 22nd game at under-21 level he surpassed the Welsh appearance record previously set by James Thomas.

MacDonald made his full international debut on 12 October 2010 against Switzerland in Basel and earned his second cap against Israel in a 2016 European Championships qualifying match in 2015.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 February 2016.[15]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Swansea City 2005–06[16] League One 7 0 0 0 1 0 5[a] 0 13 0
2006–07[17] League One 8 0 2 0 0 0 2[a] 0 12 0
2006–07[18] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 3 0
2008–09[19] Championship 5 0 1 0 3 2 9 2
2009–10[20] Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2010–11[21] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 24 0 3 0 4 2 9 0 40 2
Yeovil Town (loan) 2008–09[19] League One 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
2009–10[20] League One 31 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 3
2010–11[21] League One 26 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 28 4
Total 61 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 64 9
Bournemouth 2011–12[22] League One 25 1 0 0 0 0 1[a] 1 26 2
2012–13[23] League One 28 0 2 0 0 0 1[a] 2 31 4
2013–14[24] Championship 23 0 0 0 2 0 25 0
2014–15[25] Championship 5 0 2 1 3 0 10 1
2015–16[26] Premier League 2 0 2 0 3 1 7 1
Total 83 1 6 1 8 1 2 3 99 6
Career total 168 10 12 1 12 3 11 3 203 17


International[edit]

As of match played 3 September 2015.[27]
Wales national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 1 0
2015 2 0
Total 3 0
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearances in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Swansea City
Bournemouth

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 2. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Reading 3–1 Swansea (aet)". BBC Sport. 31 August 2005. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  3. ^ "Carlisle 1–2 Swansea". BBC Sport. 2 April 2006. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  4. ^ "Swansea 2–0 Brentford". BBC Sport. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  5. ^ "Yeovil Town make double signing". BBC Sport. 27 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  6. ^ "Yeovil 1–0 Huddersfield". BBC Sport. 27 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  7. ^ "Welcome back Mac". ytfc.co.uk. 21 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  8. ^ "Return of the Macs". ytfc.co.uk. 31 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "Swan Shaun MacDonald joins Yeovil in a fifth loan spell". BBC Sport. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "MacDonald Commits Future To Cherries". AFCB.co.uk. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Cherries 4 Bulls 1". afcb.co.uk. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Bournemouth 1-1 Colchester". BBC. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Shaun MacDonald in 2014/2015". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  14. ^ "Man City 5-1 Bournemouth". BBC. 17 October 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Shaun MacDonald". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Shaun MacDonald in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Shaun MacDonald in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Shaun MacDonald in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Shaun MacDonald in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Shaun MacDonald in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Shaun MacDonald in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Shaun MacDonald in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Shaun MacDonald in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Shaun MacDonald in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Shaun MacDonald in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Shaun MacDonald in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  27. ^ "Shaun MacDonald". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 

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