Conor McLaughlin

Conor Gerard McLaughlin (born 26 July 1991) is a Northern Irish international footballer who plays for Sunderland as a right back.

Conor McLaughlin
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McLaughlin with Northern Ireland national team in 2019
Personal information
Full name Conor Gerard McLaughlin[1]
Date of birth (1991-07-26) 26 July 1991 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position(s) Right back
Club information
Current team
Sunderland
Number 2
Youth career
0000–2007 Linfield
2007–2009 Preston North End
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Preston North End 24 (0)
2012Shrewsbury Town (loan) 4 (0)
2012–2017 Fleetwood Town 172 (7)
2017–2019 Millwall 32 (1)
2019– Sunderland 15 (0)
National team
Northern Ireland U16 9 (0)
Northern Ireland U17 9 (0)
Northern Ireland U19 14 (1)
2010–2012 Northern Ireland U21 7 (0)
2011– Northern Ireland 36 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:04, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:10, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Preston North EndEdit

Born in Belfast, McLaughlin turned professional with Preston North End in January 2010.[3] He made his début for Preston on 12 November 2010, in a 0–2 loss against Hull City.[4] In December 2010, McLaughlin signed a contract extension, keeping him with Preston until 2013.[5] He signed a two-month loan deal with Shrewsbury Town in March 2011.[6]

He was transfer-listed by the club in May 2012.[7]

Fleetwood TownEdit

McLaughlin joined Fleetwood Town on 20 July 2012.[8][9] He signed a new three-year contract with the club in June 2014.[10] He scored his first goal – for any club – in the Football League in February 2015.[11]

MillwallEdit

McLaughlin signed for Millwall in July 2017.[12] He scored his first goal for Millwall in a 2–2 draw with Queens Park Rangers on 12 September 2017.[13]

SunderlandEdit

After leaving Millwall he moved to Sunderland on a free transfer on 1 July 2019.[14]

International careerEdit

McLaughlin has represented Northern Ireland at youth international level.[15][16][17]

He received his first call-up for the senior national team in October 2011,[18] making his senior début later that month, in a 0–3 defeat against Italy on 11 October 2011.[19][20]

McLaughlin started Northern Ireland's first game of Euro 2016 against Poland.[21]

Personal lifeEdit

Conor McLaughlin is the elder brother of Ryan McLaughlin; both have been capped by Northern Ireland.[22]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 8 February 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Preston North End 2009–10[23] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[24] Championship 7 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
2011–12[24] League One 17 0 2 0 0 0 1[a] 0 20 0
Total 24 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 28 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2011–12[24] League Two 4 0 4 0
Fleetwood Town 2012–13[25] League Two 19 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 21 0
2013–14[26] League Two 35 0 3 0 0 0 9[b] 1 47 1
2014–15[27] League One 39 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 41 1
2015–16[28] League One 37 2 1 0 1 0 3[a] 0 42 2
2016–17[29] League One 42 4 4 0 1 0 2[c] 0 49 4
Total 172 7 10 0 4 0 14 1 200 8
Millwall 2017–18[13] Championship 24 1 2 0 0 0 26 1
2018–19[30] Championship 8 0 0 0 3 0 11 0
Total 32 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 37 1
Sunderland 2019–20[31] League One 15 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 21 0
Career total 247 8 16 0 11 0 16 1 290 9
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Six appearances in the Football League Trophy and three in the League Two play-offs
  3. ^ Appearances in the League One play-offs

InternationalEdit

As of match played 5 September 2019[32]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Northern Ireland 2011 1 0
2014 6 0
2015 7 0
2016 9 1
2017 8 0
2018 3 0
2019 2 0
Total 36 1

International goalsEdit

As of match played 9 November 2017. Northern Ireland score listed first, score column indicates score after each McLaughlin goal.
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 November 2016 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland 22   Azerbaijan 3–0 4–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 62. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Conor McLaughlin". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Preston hand Conor McLaughlin professional contract". BBC Sport. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Preston 0 – 2 Hull". BBC Sport. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Conor McLaughlin signs Preston contract extension". BBC Sport. 21 December 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Shrewsbury Town sign Preston defender Conor McLaughlin". BBC Sport. 2 March 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Graham Westley wields the axe at Preston North End". BBC Sport. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  8. ^ "McLaughlin Joins Fleetwood". Preston North End F.C. 20 July 2012. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  9. ^ "Fleetwood sign Conor McLaughlin from Preston North End". BBC Sport. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Conor McLaughlin: Fleetwood full-back signs three-year contract". BBC Sport. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  11. ^ Rob Stocks (11 February 2015). "Fleetwood's Oakwell victory 'massive'". Fleetwood Today. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Conor McLaughlin: Millwall sign Fleetwood & Northern Ireland right-back". BBC Sport. 5 July 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Games played by Conor McLaughlin in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Conor McLaughlin: Sunderland sign Northern Ireland defender". BBC Sport. 1 July 2019.
  15. ^ Jcd (6 February 2011). "Conor McLaughlin".
  16. ^ "Irish FA profile". Archived from the original on 7 August 2010.
  17. ^ "Preston North End F.C. profile". Archived from the original on 30 November 2010.
  18. ^ "NI Squad Update". Irish FA. 3 October 2011. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
  19. ^ "McLaughlin Makes Senior Bow". Preston North End F.C. 12 October 2011. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  20. ^ "Conor McLaughlin". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  21. ^ "Poland 1–0 Northern Ireland". BBC Sport. 12 June 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  22. ^ "Northern Ireland: Ryan McLaughlin replaces George Saville for Central American tour". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  23. ^ "Games played by Conor McLaughlin in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  24. ^ a b c "Games played by Conor McLaughlin in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  25. ^ "Games played by Conor McLaughlin in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  26. ^ "Games played by Conor McLaughlin in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  27. ^ "Games played by Conor McLaughlin in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  28. ^ "Games played by Conor McLaughlin in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  29. ^ "Games played by Conor McLaughlin in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  30. ^ "Games played by Conor McLaughlin in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  31. ^ "Games played by Conor McLaughlin in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  32. ^ "McLaughlin, Conor". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 29 December 2017.