Thomas McBride (footballer)

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Thomas McBride
Personal information
Full name Thomas McBride
Date of birth (1992-05-30) 30 May 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Derry, Northern Ireland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Crewe United
Youth career
Maiden City Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Northampton Town 0 (0)
2010–2011 Derry City 25 (3)
2011–2012 Institute 11 (4)
2012–2013 Finn Harps 28 (6)
2013–2014 Newbuildings United 15 (7)
2014–2015 Institute 7 (1)
2015–2015 Newbuildings United 0 (0)
2015–2016 Crewe United ? (?)
2016 Dergview ? (?)
2016– Trojans ? (?)
National team
Republic of Ireland U-19 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Thomas McBride is a footballer from Derry, Northern Ireland who plays for NI Intermediate League club Trojans.

He previously played with Derry City, had 2 stints at Institute and was a youth player for Northampton Town. McBride was also selected for the Northern Ireland Under-18 Schoolboys in 2010.[1] However, he went on to represent the Republic of Ireland at under 19 level.[2]

Playing career[edit]


McBride was scouted and signed as a youth to Northampton Town F.C. but after a short spell at the club with no first team appearances, he left by mutual consent, and returned to Northern Ireland.

Derry City[edit]

McBride signed for local team Derry City on trial in 2010 and after several friendlies was signed up on a one-year contract. He regularly featured on the subs bench at the start of the new First Division season but soon won a place in the starting team. He also won Northern Irish u18 player of the year after netting 3 goals within 3 appearances[citation needed]. Following Derry's promotion to the Premier Division and the addition of Ruaidhri Higgins to the midfield McBride lost his place in the team and was dropped to the bench. It was announced in August 2011 that he had left the club after requesting that his contract be terminated as to complete a move to Institute.


Immediately after leaving Derry he signed for neighbouring club Institute. He left the club after his contract expired in order to sign for League of Ireland side Finn Harps.

Finn Harps[edit]

He signed for Finn Harps in February 2012. He left in May 2013, again by mutual consent.

Newbuildings United[edit]

McBride signed for Northern Ireland Intermediate League club Newbuildings United.

Return to Institute[edit]

He rejoined the Drumahoe club in June 2014, for the start of his second stint with them, also marking his return to senior football (in the NIFL Premiership). His debut was a 2-2 away draw with Dungannon Swifts on the first day of the 2014-15 NIFL Premiership season. His first competitive goal since rejoining the club came in late August, in a 2-0 home league cup win over Dollingstown. His only league goal of the season came in a 1-1 draw with Glentoran at the Riverside Stadium.

Newbuildings United Return[edit]

He re-signed for former club Newbuildings United in January 2015 after leaving Institute.


  1. ^ "U18 SCHOOLS SQUAD NAMED". 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  2. ^ McCaffrey names starting team for U19 friendly Retrieved 23.01.12

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