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Barrie McKay (born 30 December 1994) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Swansea City and the Scotland national team. McKay can play either as a striker or as a winger.

Barrie McKay
Barrie McKay 2015.jpg
McKay playing for Rangers in 2015
Personal information
Full name Barrie McKay
Date of birth (1994-12-30) 30 December 1994 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland [2]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 19
Youth career
2005–2011 Kilmarnock
2011–2012 Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2017 Rangers 103 (12)
2013–2014Greenock Morton (loan) 18 (3)
2014–2015Raith Rovers (loan) 23 (1)
2017–2018 Nottingham Forest 26 (5)
2018– Swansea City 30 (2)
National team
2012 Scotland U18[3] 2 (0)
2012–2013 Scotland U19[4] 6 (2)
2012–2016 Scotland U21[5] 4 (0)
2016– Scotland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:04, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:23, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

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Early lifeEdit

McKay was raised in Barrhead[6] and began his career as a youth player for Kilmarnock, where he spent seven years. He was released by Kilmarnock due to a hip problem which their medical staff feared would cause him long-term problems.[7] McKay was then signed by Rangers in the summer of 2011. He played regularly in their under-19 side at the age of 16 and ended the season as top goalscorer.[8][9][10][11]

Club careerEdit

RangersEdit

McKay made his first-team debut for Rangers on 13 May 2012, in a 4–0 win against St Johnstone.[12] On 11 August 2012, he scored Rangers first goal in the club's inaugural game in the Third Division,[13] a 2–2 draw against Peterhead.[14] On 28 August 2012, it was reported that Liverpool and Everton were interested in McKay.[15] On 11 September 2012, McKay pledged his future to Rangers for another five-years.[16] After a great start to the season, his form dropped and as a result he was dropped to the bench with Fraser Aird taking his place. After a few matches on the sidelines, he reclaimed his place in the starting eleven with a stunning performance from the bench against Alloa Athletic, in which he scored two goals in a 7–0 win. From that point on, McKay established himself as a key player in the team, putting in several excellent performances, including in a 3–0 win against Elgin City[17] and a 4–2 win against Montrose,[18] racking up a number of assists in the process.[19]

On 27 December 2013, he joined Greenock Morton on a one-month loan deal.[20] As there were no U20 League fixtures until January 2014, this was to give him some much needed game time, with McKay expected to be available for five fixtures in his time at Cappielow.[21] On 28 January 2014, his loan was extended until the end of the season.[22][23]

McKay signed for Scottish Championship club Raith Rovers on 1 September 2014, agreeing a loan move until 1 January 2015.[24] On 31 December 2014, it was announced by Raith Rovers that McKay's loan deal had been extended until the end of 2014–15 season.[25]

The arrival of new Rangers manager Mark Warburton in June 2015 saw McKay appear more frequently in the first team.[26] On 19 August 2015, he scored his first goal for Rangers since November 2012, in a 2–0 win over Ayr United in the Scottish Challenge Cup.[27] On 15 February 2016, McKay extended his Rangers contract until May 2018.[28] On 17 April 2016, he scored a long-range goal to put Rangers 2–1 up against Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final. After the match finished 2–2, Rangers went on to win on penalties and progress to the final, with McKay scoring in the penalty shootout.[29] He was named in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year from the Scottish Championship for his performances in the 2015–16 season.[30]

Nottingham ForestEdit

McKay signed a four-year contract with Nottingham Forest on 5 July 2017 for a reported fee of £500,000, linking up with Warburton once again.[31] He was assigned squad number 10.[32] On his début on 4 August 2017, he scored the only goal of the game against Millwall.[33]

Swansea CityEdit

On 31 July 2018, McKay signed a three-year contract with Swansea City, having moved from Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee.[34]

International careerEdit

McKay was a youth international, representing the Scotland national team at under-18,[3] under-19[4] and under-21[5] levels.

McKay received his first call-up to the senior Scotland squad in May 2016, along with Rangers teammate Lee Wallace, for friendlies against Italy and France[35] and made his Scotland debut as an 84th-minute substitute during a 3–0 defeat to the latter on 4 June 2016.[36]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the younger brother of fellow footballer Daniel McKay,[37] and has two other brothers.[38]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 12 June 2018 [39]
Apeearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rangers 2011–12[40] Scottish Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13[41] Scottish Third Division 31 1 3 2 4 0 3[a] 1 41 4
2013–14[42] Scottish League One 2 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 1 4 1
2014–15[43] Scottish Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16[44] Scottish Championship 34 6 6 2 3 0 5[a] 1 48 9
2016–17[45] Scottish Premiership 35 5 4 0 7 1 46 6
Total 103 12 13 4 15 1 9 3 140 20
Greenock Morton (loan) 2013–14[42] Scottish Championship 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 3
Raith Rovers (loan) 2014–15[43] Scottish Championship 23 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 25 2
Nottingham Forest 2017–18[46] Championship 26 5 1 0 1 0 28 5
Career total 170 21 16 5 16 1 9 3 211 30
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in Scottish Challenge Cup

InternationalEdit

As of match played 4 June 2016[47]
Scotland national team
Year Apps Goals
2016 1 0
Total 1 0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ a b "Barrie McKay Under-21". scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Barrhead sporting highlights of 2012 [August]". Barrhead News. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
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