Shay McCartan

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Shay McCartan
Shay McCartan 12-04-2014 1.jpg
McCartan training with Accrington Stanley in 2014
Personal information
Full name Seamus Vincent McCartan[1]
Date of birth (1994-05-18) 18 May 1994 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Newry, Northern Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Bradford City
Number 14
Youth career
2009–2010 Glenavon
2010–2012 Burnley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Burnley 1 (0)
2013 Hyde (loan) 16 (1)
2013–2017 Accrington Stanley 110 (24)
2017– Bradford City 9 (2)
National team
2010–2011 Northern Ireland U17 5 (3)
2011–2012 Northern Ireland U19 3 (2)
2013–2016 Northern Ireland U21 9 (2)
2017– Northern Ireland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:18, 29 December 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2017

Seamus Vincent McCartan (born 18 May 1994) is a Northern Irish professional footballer who plays as a forward for League One side Bradford City. He also plays for the Northern Ireland U21 national team.

McCartan joined Burnley in May 2010 on a two-year scholarship, having previously played for Glenavon and Banbridge Town. He made his debut for the club in April 2012. He later went on to play for Accrington Stanley before joining Bradford City in June 2017.

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

McCartan started his career with his local side Banbridge Town, where he played for several years.[3] In 2009, he joined Glenavon, where he spent one season. He also represented County Down in the 2009 Milk Cup and was named as the side's player of the tournament.[4] In May 2010, McCartan signed for Burnley on a two-year apprenticeship, beating off competition from other clubs. Burnley paid a compensation fee to both Glenavon and Banbridge.[5] He was part of the squad that got to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1978, scoring a last minute goal against West Bromwich Albion in the process.[6]

Burnley[edit]

McCartan was first involved with the first team squad in September 2011, when he was an unused substitute in the 2–1 League Cup victory over Milton Keynes Dons.[7] His first Football League Championship involvement was in April 2012, when he was an unused substitute against Brighton & Hove Albion.[8] On 9 April 2012, McCartan made his professional debut in a 2–1 win over Doncaster Rovers, coming on as a substitute for Josh McQuoid in the final minute.[9]

Hyde (loan)[edit]

On 31 January 2013, he joined Football Conference side Hyde on an initial one-month loan.[10]

Accrington[edit]

Later in 2013 he joined Accrington Stanley.

Bradford[edit]

McCartan signed a 3 year deal with Bradford City on 29 June 2017 for an undisclosed six-figure fee.[11]

International career[edit]

McCartan made his debut for the Northern Ireland U17 side in October 2010, in the 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship qualifying round, a 0–0 draw with Montenegro.[12] He scored his first goal for Northern Ireland in a 6–0 qualifying win over Azerbaijan.[13] Northern Ireland qualified for the elite round of qualifying after finishing second in the group.[14] Their first group game was a 3–2 defeat to England, with McCartan bagging a brace.[15] His form for the under-17s saw him get called up to the under-19 squad. He made his debut in October 2011, scoring in the 3–1 win over Belarus, in qualification for the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.[16] On 26 April 2012, still aged just 17, McCartan was called up to the Northern Ireland U21 squad for the first time for their European Under 21 qualifying game against Macedonia. However, he remained an unused substitute.[17] On 12 July 2012, McCartan was called up for the under-19's as part of the Milk Cup squad, along with fellow Burnley player Luke Conlan.[18] On 21 July 2012 McCartan scored in a 5–3 defeat to Chile.[19]

McCartan made his senior debut for Northern Ireland in a friendly 1–0 win over New Zealand on 2 June 2017.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 26 December 2017.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Burnley 2011–12[21] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13[22] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Hyde (loan) 2012–13[23] Conference Premier 16 1 16 1
Accrington Stanley 2013–14[24] League Two 18 1 0 0 2 0 1[a] 0 21 1
2014–15[25] League Two 31 6 4 0 0 0 1[a] 0 36 6
2015–16[26] League Two 27 7 1 0 0 0 2[b] 0 30 7
2016–17[27] League Two 34 10 2 0 2 0 1[a] 0 39 10
Total 110 24 7 0 4 0 5 0 126 24
Bradford City 2017–18[28] League One 8 1 0 0 0 0 3[a] 0 11 1
Career total 135 26 7 0 4 0 8 0 154 26
  1. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in League Two play-offs

International[edit]

As of match played 2 June 2017[29]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Northern Ireland 2017 1 0
Total 1 0

Gaelic football[edit]

Also a Gaelic footballer, he won a MacRory Cup winners medal with St Colman's College, Newry in March 2010, coming on as a substitute in the final at Casement Park.[30] All-Ireland success in the Hogan Cup followed in April 2010, with McCartan scoring his school's only goal.[31] In May 2011, McCartan appeared for Down minors in the Ulster Minor Football Championship. He scored a hat-trick but ended up on the losing team.[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL: Club retained and released lists published". English Football League. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Shay McCartan". 11v11. Retrieved 19 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "JUNIORS SIGN BURNLEY DEAL". Banbridge Leader. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Locals shine as County Down's Juniors are cream of the counties at Milk Cup". Darming Life. 29 July 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Burnley sign teenage Northern Ireland striker". Lancashire Telegraph. 24 May 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Late Shay goal sees Burnley through in Youth Cup". ClaretsMad. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Burnley 2 – 1 MK Dons". BBC Sport. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "It's giving the fans a taste of what the future is going to be about". 6 April 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Clarets hit perfect 10 – but Howe laments home failings". 10 April 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "McCartan aims to earn his stripes". 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Bradford City sign Accrington frontman McCartan". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. 
  12. ^ "Northern Ireland v. Montenegro". Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  13. ^ "Azerbaijan v. Northern Ireland". Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  14. ^ "U17s QUALIFY FOR ELITE ROUND". Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  15. ^ "England v. Northern Ireland". Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  16. ^ "Belarus 1–3 Northern Ireland". Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  17. ^ "Northern McCartan Gets First Under-21 Call". Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  18. ^ "Clarets Pair Aim To Be Cream of the Crop". Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  19. ^ LTD, Digital Sports Group. "McCartan grabs Milk Cup goal in defeat – Clarets Mad". www.clarets-mad.co.uk. 
  20. ^ "International friendly: Northern Ireland 1–0 New Zealand". 2 June 2017 – via www.bbc.com. 
  21. ^ "Burnley 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  22. ^ "Burnley 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  23. ^ "Hyde 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  24. ^ "Accrington Stanley 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  25. ^ "Accrington Stanley 2014/2015 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  26. ^ "Accrington Stanley 2015/2016 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  27. ^ "Accrington Stanley 2016/2017 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Shay McCartan in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 December 2017. 
  29. ^ "McCartan, Shay". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 29 December 2017. 
  30. ^ "Colman's clinch MacRory Cup title". BBC News. 17 March 2010. 
  31. ^ "Colman's clinch Hogan Cup title". BBC News. 10 April 2010. 
  32. ^ "Ulster MFC: remarkable win for Armagh - Hoganstand.com". www.hoganstand.com. 

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