Tony McMahon

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Tony McMahon
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Personal information
Full name Anthony McMahon
Date of birth (1986-03-24) 24 March 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Bishop Auckland, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Right-back / Right midfielder / Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Bradford City
Number 29
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2012 Middlesbrough 119 (3)
2007 Blackpool (loan) 2 (0)
2008 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 15 (1)
2012–2014 Sheffield United 61 (2)
2014 Blackpool (loan) 2 (0)
2014–2015 Blackpool 48 (1)
2015 Bradford City (loan) 8 (1)
2015- Bradford City 2 (0)
National team
2001–2002 England U16 6 (0)
2002–2003 England U17 5 (0)
2005 England U19 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:12, 18 August 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:03, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Anthony "Tony" McMahon (born 24 March 1986) is an English footballer who plays as a right back for Bradford City.

Born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, McMahon started his playing career with Middlesbrough, with whom he spent eight seasons before his move to Sheffield United in 2012. Having had loan spells with Blackpool and Sheffield Wednesday, McMahon was capped at international youth level, playing in the 2003 Under-17 and 2005 Under-19 European Football Championships.

Club career[edit]

Middlesbrough[edit]

After signing professional terms upon turning seventeen,[1] McMahon captained the youth team to the 2003–04 FA Youth Cup title, along with fellow academy graduates Andrew Taylor, David Wheater and Adam Johnson.[2]

At age eighteen, he made his Premier League debut against Manchester United on 3 October 2004, playing alongside former manager Gareth Southgate and went on to make 13 appearances.[3] Eighteen days later, he made his European debut in the UEFA Cup group stage match away win at Aigaleo. His good showing earned plaudits from the likes of Alan Hansen.[3] This resulted the club started talks with a contract negotiation with McMahon in mid-January[4] and signed a contract on 4 February 2005, keeping him until 2008.[5] At the end of the 2004-05 season, McMahon was later named for the club's young player of the year.[6] However, his progress was hampered by a series of injuries, including a serious knee injury and a broken leg sustained between March 2005 and late 2006.[7]

McMahon spent part of the 2007–08 season on loan to Blackpool for a month.[8] McMahon made his Blackpool debut on the same he joined the club, playing 90 minutes, in a 1-0 win over Scunthorpe United.for Blackpool, in their 1–0 victory over Scunthorpe United at Bloomfield Road on 10 November 2007.[9] After making two appearance for the club, McMahon made his returned to his parent club, due to suffering a hamstring injury.[10] He returned to the Middlesbrough first team in May 2008 as a substitute in the 8–1 victory over Manchester City.[11] At the end of the 2007–08 season, McMahon then signed a one-year contract extension in the summer of 2008.[12]

After a month signing a contract, McMahon moved to Sheffield Wednesday on a month's loan in August.[13] McMahon was selected in the Championship Team of the Week following his performance against Watford on 13 September 2008.[14] This was followed by agreement to extend the loan deal at Sheffield Wednesday until 15 November.[15] McMahon scored his first career goal during his time at Sheffield Wednesday, against Norwich City on 29 November; his last appearance for the team.[16]

In December, McMahon was recalled by Middlesbrough[17] and made his first appearance of the season in the 1–1 draw at home to Arsenal, playing regularly for the remainder of the season. At the end of April, he signed a new three-year deal.[18]

McMahon started the 2009–10 season as first choice at the expense of Justin Hoyte,[19] but lost his place as 'Boro struggled to adapt to life in the Championship. He regained his place under new manager Gordon Strachan after a spell on the bench and scored his first goal for the club after a long range free kick in a 2–0 win over Scunthorpe United on 1 February 2011,[20] followed up scoring his second goal of the season three weeks later on 26 February 2011, in a 3-2 win over Millwall.[21]

In the 2011-12 season, McMahon received a red card on Middlesbrough's 1–0 win against Leeds United after receiving a second yellow card for a foul on Jonny Howson.[22] After serving one match, McMahon then scored his first Middlesbrough goal of the 2011-12 season, in a 2-2 draw against Leicester City on 1 February 2012.[23] With thirty-nine appearance and scoring once in all competitions, McMahon was released by Middlesbrough, ending his eight years association with the club. During his time at Middlesbrough, McMahon made 135 appearance and scoring three times in all competitions.[24]

Sheffield United[edit]

Having been released by Middlesbrough, McMahon signed a two–year deal with Sheffield United at the end of July 2012.[25]

He made his debut in United's first game of the season; a loss on penalties to Burton Albion in the League Cup.[26] Playing regularly in defence as the Blades chased promotion, his first goals for United came in December 2012, when he scored two 30-yard free kicks to help secure a 2–0 win over Crawley Town at the Broadfield Stadium, taking United to the top of the League One table.[27] Week later on 5 January 2013, McMahon scored "with a first-half free kick from 20 yards" in the third round of FA Cup, in a 3-0 win over Oxford United.[28] McMahon's first season at United ended in play-off failure as United lost 2–1 to Yeovil Town in the play-offs semi-finals.[29] McMahon, however, missed out on the end of the season and the play-offs with an Achilles injury, he was told that he didn't require surgery after seeing a specialist in London but it caused him to miss out on most of pre-season.[30] Despite this, McMahon was named as the Goal of the Season for his goal against Crawley Rown at the Blades end of season dinner[31]

Blackpool[edit]

Despite regaining fitness and playing regularly in United's first team during the 2013–14 season, McMahon was loaned to Blackpool in January 2014,[32] and made his second debut for the club in a 1–1 draw with Doncaster Rovers the following day.[33] On 30 January 2014, McMahon turned his loan spell with Blackpool permanent after Blackpool decided to take up the rest of his contract.[34] At the end of the 2013-14 season, McMahon made eighteen appearance for Blackpool.

Ahead of the 2014-15 season, McMahon signed a contract with the club, keeping him until 2015, becoming José Riga's first signing.[35] and was given the captain armband for the first two pre-season friendly matches against Penrith and Burnley.[36] McMahon captained on his Blackpool debut in the opening game of the season, in a 2–0 loss against Nottingham Forest.[37] McMahon scored his first Blackpool goal, in a 4-2 loss against Huddersfield Town on 18 October 2014.[38] But then, McMahon was sent-off in the 41st minutes for "petulant swing of a leg at Hugo Rodallega", in a 2-2 draw against Fulham on 5 November 2014.[39] Under his captaincy, McMahon helped the club with only twenty points in thirty-two appearance for the club before being released by Blackpool in May 2015.[40]

Bradford City[edit]

Having missed the last three games at Blackpool,[41] McMahon signed on loan for Bradford City until the end of the season on 27 March 2015,[42] His departure placed question mark by the club's assistant manager Alan Thompson.[43] McMahon made his Bradford City debut the next day, coming on as a substitute for Christopher Routis in the 85th minutes, in a 2-0 win over Oldham Athletic.[44] McMahon scored his first Bradford City goal a week later on 3 April 2015, in a 3-0 win over Doncaster Rovers.[45] McMahon ended his time at Bradford City, making eight appearance and scoring once.

McMahon signed permanently for Bradford City on 3 July after his contract at Blackpool expired.[46] McMahon's first game after signing for the club on a permanent basis came in the opening game of the season against Swindon Town, where he played in the defensive midfielder and then set up a goal for Josh Morris to score the only goal in the game, as Bradford City lost 4-1.[47]

International career[edit]

McMahon has been capped for England when he was first called by the U16 in July 2001,[48] which saw him make six appearance. McMahon made his England U16 debut against Scotland U16.[49]

McMahon was moved from a different level when he was called up by England U17 to be in a tournament for the Nordic International Tournament.[50] McMahon went on to make five appearance for the England U17.

After two years without being represented England in any levels, McMahon was called up by England U19 for the friendly match in January 2005[51] and made his England U19 debut on 9 February 2005, in a 1-1 draw against Belgium U19.[52] He was first choice right back for the U19's alongside Wheater, Taylor and James Morrison at the 2005 European Championships,[53] where they lost to France in the final.[54]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 18 August 2015.[55][56]
Club League Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Middlesbrough Premier League 2004–05 13 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 19 0
2005–06 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2006–07 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2007–08 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Blackpool (loan) Championship 2007–08 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Middlesbrough Premier League 2008–09 13 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Sheffield Wednesday (loan) Championship 2008–09 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Middlesbrough Championship 2009–10 21 0 1 0 1 0 23 0
2010–11 34 2 1 0 0 0 35 2
2011–12 34 1 2 0 3 0 39 1
Middlesbrough total 119 3 8 0 6 0 4 0 137 3
Sheffield United League One 2012–13 38 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 42 3
2013–14 23 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 26 0
Blackpool (loan) Championship 2013–14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Blackpool Championship 2013–14 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2014–15 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 1
Bradford City (loan) League One 2014–15 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Sheffield United total 61 2 5 1 1 0 1 0 68 3
Bradford City League One 2015–16 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 257 8 13 1 8 0 5 0 283 9

Personal life[edit]

McMahon said he grew idolising Paul Gascoigne and was born in a town of Bishop Auckland, England.[57]

Honours[edit]

Middlesbrough

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