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Brian McPhee (born 23 October 1970 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish retired footballer who last played for Wishaw Juniors. He had a long career as a striker in the Scottish Football League with several clubs.

Brian McPhee
Personal information
Full name Brian McPhee
Date of birth (1970-10-23) 23 October 1970 (age 48)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Rutherglen Amateurs
1993–1996 Queen's Park 84 (19)
1996–1998 Airdrieonians 36 (20)
1998–2001 Livingston 83 (26)
2001Clyde (loan) 4 (0)
2001–2005 Hamilton Academical 107 (36)
2005–2007 Airdrie United 55 (11)
2007Stranraer (loan) 7 (0)
2007–2008 Dumbarton 23 (4)
2008–2010 Bathgate Thistle
2010–2011 Cambuslang Rangers
2011–2013 Kirkhill AFC
2013–2014 Wishaw Juniors
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 April 2013

CareerEdit

McPhee joined Queen's Park in 1993 and turned professional with Airdrieonians in 1996.[1] During his time at Airdrie, McPhee narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier Division when the club lost in an end of season play-off to Hibernian in 1997.[2]

After growing dissatisfied with his regular use as a substitute by manager Alex MacDonald, McPhee rejected a new contract offer from Airdrie and after trials in Greece and Holland, signed for Livingston in July 1998.[2][3] Livingston won the Division One title in 2001 however after not featuring in the early matches of the following seasons Premier Division campaign, McPhee asked to be placed on the transfer list.[4]

He subsequently moved on a month's loan to Clyde before joining Hamilton Academical in November 2001.[5][6] In 2002 McPhee (who is of mixed race) was subjected to racist abuse from a supporter while playing for Hamilton against Albion Rovers.[7]

During his spell at Hamilton McPhee went part-time after commencing training with Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service in Glasgow. He was in attendance in the aftermath of the Stockline Plastics factory explosion in 2004.[8][9][10]

McPhee joined Airdrie United in 2005 and after further spells at Stranraer (on loan) and Dumbarton, he moved on to Junior football with Bathgate Thistle and Cambuslang Rangers.[11][12] After a spell playing local amateur football with Kirkhill AFC, McPhee joined Wishaw Juniors in April 2013.[13][14]

He retired in 2014 to concentrate on his career as a firefighter,and became involved in charity fundraising for impoverished people in Kenya after visiting the country.[15][16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gardner, John (21 May 1996). "Diamonds cut in Bri". Daily Record. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b Broadfoot, Darryl (14 June 1999). "McPhee may yet realise that childhood dream". The Herald. Archived from the original on 12 April 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  3. ^ Haggerty, Anthony (8 May 1999). "Phee-nomenal; Hit man Brian gets ready to party". Daily Record. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  4. ^ Orr, Ian (10 August 2001). "Frozen-out McPhee set to leave Livvy". Daily Record. Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  5. ^ "McPhee signs up for Clyde cup bid". Daily Mail. 28 August 2001. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Accies snap up McPhee". Daily Record. 23 November 2001. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Football fan guilty of race abuse at game". The Scotsman. 1 November 2002. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  8. ^ Winton, Richard (27 April 2007). "Brian McPhee is fighting fires of relegation at Airdrie United". The Herald. Archived from the original on 15 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  9. ^ Smith, Andrew (18 April 2004). "McPhee firing on all cylinders as Accies hotshots chase glory". Scotland on Sunday. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  10. ^ Greig, Martin (3 July 2007). "A matter of life or death How striker swopped pre-season training for fighting terrorism". The Herald. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  11. ^ MacKinnon, Eric (10 July 2008). "McPhee is jewel in crown of signings". West Lothian Courier. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  12. ^ Smith, Kenny (21 July 2010). "Lang sign veteran hitman McPhee". Rutherglen Reformer. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  13. ^ Smith, Kenny (22 February 2012). "Seniors get on the ball from Kirkhill Amateurs". Rutherglen Reformer. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  14. ^ Weston, Andrew (24 April 2013). "Wishaw Juniors snap up veteran Brian McPhee". Wishaw Press. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  15. ^ "Livingston FC hero on Kenyan mission". Daily Record. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  16. ^ "Every day, kids go to sleep at 2pm because their mums are prostitutes who leave them alone at night". Daily Record. 24 April 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2017.

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