Declan McDaid

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Declan McDaid
Personal information
Date of birth (1995-11-22) 22 November 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Dunoon, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dundee
Number 11
Youth career
2011–2012 Greenock Morton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Greenock Morton 1 (0)
2013–2017 Partick Thistle 23 (0)
2016Cowdenbeath (loan) 17 (1)
2017–2019 Ayr United 75 (10)
2019– Dundee 18 (3)
National team
2013 Scotland Schools U18 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:38, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 July 2018

Declan McDaid (born 22 November 1995) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Dundee. McDaid started his career as a youth player at Greenock Morton, before being promoted to the club's first team in April 2013. However, McDaid left the club a short time later and signed for (then) Scottish First Division side Partick Thistle in June 2013. After two successful seasons with Ayr United, he signed for Scottish Championship side Dundee in June 2019.

Club career[edit]

Greenock Morton[edit]

Whilst still in school, Morton received a £35,000 verbal offer from Celtic but rejected it to allow him to complete his schooling.[1]

Born in Greenock, McDaid made his debut for Greenock Morton's first-team on 6 April 2013, coming on as a late substitute in a 5–2 victory over Airdrie United.[2] He chose to reject an offer of a full-time contract with the club and left in 2013.[3]

Partick Thistle[edit]

McDaid joined newly promoted Scottish Premiership club Partick Thistle on 21 June 2013, initially to play for Thistle's under 20 squad.[4] Just 20 seconds after coming on as a substitute against St Mirren, McDaid assisted Christie Elliot for a goal in the seventy-fifth minute. Thistle eventually won the game 1–0. On 18 February 2015, McDaid signed a new contract, keeping him at Partick Thistle until the summer of 2017.[5] However, McDaid left Thistle on 31 January 2017, after the club agreed to terminate his contract.[6]

Cowdenbeath (loan)[edit]

In January 2016, McDaid moved to Scottish League One side Cowdenbeath on loan, with the purpose of gaining some first-team experience.[7] McDaid scored his first ever professional goal on 20 February 2016 scoring for Cowdenbeath in a 3–2 home defeat to Peterhead making it 1–1 at the time.[8]

Ayr United[edit]

After leaving Partick Thistle, McDaid signed a short-term deal with Scottish League One side Ayr United on 31 January 2017.[9] He scored his first goal for Ayr in a Scottish Cup round of 16 replay with Clyde in February 2017. With Ayr, McDaid would win League One in the 2017–18 season, and would follow that up with an impressive season in the Scottish Championship, finishing 4th place and qualifying for the Scottish Premiership playoffs, though were unsuccessful in their attempts at consecutive promotions.

Dundee[edit]

McDaid signed a two-year deal with Dundee in June 2019.[10] He opened his scoring account for the Dark Blues by scoring both goals in a 2–0 win over Arbroath,[11] and followed that up a couple weeks later with a long-range goal and Man of the Match performance against his former side Ayr United.[12]

International career[edit]

McDaid was first called into the Scotland Schools U18 squad in 2013 after his performances in the Morton reserve side which finished second in the SFL Reserve League.[13]

McDaid would start all four games in the Centenary Cup, and scored against England at McDiarmid Park.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 24 January 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Greenock Morton 2012–13[15] Scottish First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Partick Thistle 2014–15[16] Scottish Premiership 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2015–16[17] 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
2016–17[18] 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 0
Total 23 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 26 0
Cowdenbeath (loan) 2015–16[17] Scottish League One 17 1 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 19 1
Ayr United 2016–17[18] Scottish Championship 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
2017–18[19] Scottish League One 34 6 3 4 5 3 1[b] 0 43 13
2018–19[20] Scottish Championship 34 4 2 0 6 0 3[c] 0 45 4
Total 75 10 7 5 11 3 4 0 97 18
Dundee 2019–20[21] Scottish Championship 18 3 1 0 5 0 1[b] 0 25 3
Career total 134 14 8 5 19 3 7 0 168 22
  1. ^ Appearances in the League One play-offs
  2. ^ a b Appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  3. ^ One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup; Two appearances in the Scottish Premiership play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ton youngster at centre of transfer fight". Greenock Telegraph. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Morton 5–2 Airdrie Utd". BBC Sport. 6 April 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (18 May 2013). "Moore's bemused by youngster's Ton snub". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Two youngsters signed". Partick Thistle F.C. 21 June 2013. Archived from the original on 25 June 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  5. ^ Hosie, Tom (18 February 2015). "MCDAID SIGNS NEW CONTRACT". Partick Thistle F.C. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Decland McDaid leaves the club". Partick Thistle FC. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  7. ^ "McDaid joins Cowdenbeath on loan". ptfc.co.uk. 12 January 2016. Archived from the original on 15 January 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Cowdenbeath 2–3 Peterhead,". BBC Sport. 20 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Declan McDaid joins United". Ayr United FC. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Declan is a Dee". Dundee FC Official Website. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Dundee 2–0 Arbroath". BBC. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Ayr United 1–2 Dundee". BBC. 25 October 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  13. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (25 January 2013). "Scotland call-up for Ton youth". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  14. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (16 April 2013). "Dream strike against Auld Enemy". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  15. ^ "Games played by Declan McDaid in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Games played by Declan McDaid in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Declan McDaid in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Declan McDaid in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  19. ^ "Games played by Declan McDaid in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  20. ^ "Games played by Declan McDaid in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Games played by Declan McDaid in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 June 2019.

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