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James McClean

James McClean

Clubs: Institute FC, Derry City FC, Sunderland AFC, Wigan Athletic FC

One of the revelations of the 2011/12 Premier League season in England, dazzling young Sunderland AFC winger James McClean will travel to UEFA EURO 2012 as an exciting wildcard for the Republic of Ireland. Although born across the border in Northern Ireland, he made his senior debut for Giovanni Trapattoni's team in February 2012.

• A native of Londonderry, or Derry, his first taste of senior football was with local club Institute FC in the Irish League, but he opted to join League of Ireland club Derry City FC and made his debut at the age of 19 in 2008.

• Became a regular for Derry in 2009 and remained with the club following their enforced relegation from the Premier Division at the end of that season, helping them win immediate promotion in 2010, scoring eight goals in 30 First Division appearances.

• Outstanding displays in the 2011 Premier Division earned him a move to England, and although he was signed by Steve Bruce, it was not until the manager's mid-season replacement by Martin O'Neill, a fellow Ulsterman, that he made his Premier League debut.

• Appeared regularly for the Wearsiders after Christmas, scoring and creating several goals and receiving rave reviews from the English media.

• Although he had played junior representative football for Northern Ireland, he chose to pursue his senior career with the Republic and was given a warm reception at the Dublin Arena when he came on as a late substitute in the February 2012 friendly against the Czech Republic for his debut.

• Travelled to UEFA EURO 2012 and made a solitary appearance against Spain as the Irish lost all three group games. 

•  Made 36 league appearances for Sunderland, scoring twice, in the 2012/13 season as the team ended one place above the relegation zone. Transferred to relegated Wigan in the summer, enjoying a first taste of European club football in the UEFA Europa League with the FA Cup winners.

UEFA honours

Last updated: 29/07/14 10.24CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/11/2015 08:34 CET
11.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland7-0GibraltarGibraltar9020
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundGermanyGermany1-1Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
14.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundScotlandScotland1-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland4-1USAUSA2610
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-1PolandPoland2200
07.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland0-0EnglandEngland4400
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-1ScotlandScotland2200
10.08.2015English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom0-3Man. CityMan. City9000
15.08.2015English Premier LeagueWatfordWatford0-0West BromWest Brom2100
23.08.2015English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-3ChelseaChelsea6000
25.08.2015English League CupSecond roundWest BromWest Brom0-0
Port ValePort Vale12000
29.08.2015English Premier LeagueStokeStoke0-1West BromWest Brom6300
07.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-0GeorgiaGeorgia1500
12.09.2015English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom0-0SouthamptonSouthampton2900
19.09.2015English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa0-1West BromWest Brom9000
23.09.2015English League CupThird roundNorwichNorwich3-0West BromWest Brom1400
28.09.2015English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-3EvertonEverton9000
03.10.2015English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace2-0West BromWest Brom9000
11.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPolandPoland2-1Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland7300
17.10.2015English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom1-0SunderlandSunderland9000
24.10.2015English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-1West BromWest Brom9001
31.10.2015English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-3LeicesterLeicester9000
07.11.2015English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United2-0West BromWest Brom9000
13.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina1-1Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland3000
16.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2-0Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina3500
21.11.2015English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-1ArsenalArsenal9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: James McClean
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 22/04/1989 (26)
  • Country: Republic of Ireland
  • Squad number: 14
  • Club: West Brom ( ENG)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Group stage)
    19/09/13: Zulte Waregem 0-0 Wigan
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    05/09/08: Germany 3-0 Northern Ireland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Republic of Ireland102
Northern Ireland U-2140

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 17/11/2015 01:07 CET