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Craig MacGillivray (born 12 January 1993) is a Scottish[3][4] professional footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for League One club Portsmouth.[5]

Craig MacGillivray
Personal information
Full name Craig MacGillivray[1]
Date of birth (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Perthshire, Scotland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Portsmouth
Number 1
Youth career
2009–2011 Harrogate Railway Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Stalybridge Celtic 4 (0)
2012–2014 Harrogate Town 90 (0)
2012–2013Harrogate Railway Athletic (loan) 5 (0)
2014–2017 Walsall 12 (0)
2017–2018 Shrewsbury Town 8 (0)
2018– Portsmouth 50 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:35, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

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Playing careerEdit

Non League CareerEdit

MacGillivray began his career as a reserve team goalkeeper for Harrogate Railway Athletic,[6] eventually earning a move to Stalybridge Celtic in 2011.[7] After making four appearances for Stalybridge in an injury–hit season,[8] MacGillivray joined Harrogate Town in August 2012.[7] He rejoined Harrogate Railway Athletic on loan for a brief spell in 2012. Following his return from loan, MacGillivray emerged as Harrogate Town's first–choice goalkeeper and made 90 appearances for the club over two seasons in the Conference North.[8] He was linked with moves to a number of Football League clubs during this time.[9]

WalsallEdit

Despite agreeing a two–year deal with Harrogate in November 2012,[9] MacGillivray joined League One side Walsall on 13 June 2014 on an initial one-year deal after the two clubs agreed a compensation package.[10] He acted as a deputy to Richard O'Donnell for much of the 2014–15 season but MacGillivray eventually made his debut for the Saddlers on 25 April 2015, keeping a clean sheet in a 2–0 victory over Oldham Athletic.[11]

On 20 May 2015, MacGillivray signed a new one-year contract with the club.[12] He made eight appearances in total in 2015–16 as Walsall missed out on promotion via the play-offs and was offered a one-year deal at the end of the season.[13][14]

At the end of the 2016–17 season, Walsall and MacGillivray mutually agreed to end his contract after being unable to guarantee the stopper a regular starting place.[15]

Shrewsbury TownEdit

On 5 July 2017, MacGillivray joined fellow League One side Shrewsbury Town on a free transfer on a one-year deal.[16]

He was offered a new contract by Shrewsbury at the end of the 2017–18 season.[17]

PortsmouthEdit

On 4 June 2018, League One club Portsmouth announced that MacGillivray had signed on a two-year deal.[5] MacGillivray made his Portsmouth debut at Fratton Park in their opening league match on 4 August 2018, earning a clean sheet in a 1–0 win over Luton Town.[18] On 31 March 2019, MacGillivray started in goal for Portsmouth in the EFL Trophy final against Sunderland. MacGillivray made a save in the penalty shootout, saving a spot kick from Lee Cattermole.[19] Portsmouth went on to win the shootout 5–4 (2–2 after extra-time).

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 21 August 2019
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
Walsall 2014–15[20] League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2015–16[13] League One 5 0 2 0 0 0 1[a] 0 8 0
2016–17[21] League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 4[b] 0 9 0
Total 12 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 19 0
Shrewsbury Town 2017–18[22] League One 8 0 2 0 0 0 4[c] 0 14 0
Portsmouth 2018–19[23] League One 46 0 5 0 0 0 5[d] 0 56 0
2019–20 4 0 0 0 1 0 0[e] 0 5 0
Total 50 0 5 0 1 0 5 0 61 0
Career total 70 0 9 0 1 0 14 0 94 0
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance in EFL Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy
  4. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy and EFL Playoffs
  5. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy and EFL Playoffs

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Walsall

Shrewsbury Town

Portsmouth

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 62. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Craig MacGillivray". 11v11. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  3. ^ Mason, Lewis (15 November 2018). "Portsmouth keeper told to build on impressive start". The News. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  4. ^ Moon, Andrew (18 January 2019). "Portsmouth's Craig MacGillivray would be 'absolutely thrilled' by Scotland call-up". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b Weld, Neil (4 June 2018). "MacGillivray Signs For Pompey". Portsmouth F.C. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Craig MacGillivray". Harrogate Town A.F.C. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Craig MacGillivray". Harrogate Town A.F.C. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Craig MacGillivray Playing History". Harrogate Town A.F.C. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  9. ^ a b White, Ed (1 January 2014). "Weaver quashes Craig MacGillivray exit talk". Harrogate Advertiser. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Walsall: Craig MacGillivray signs from Harrogate Town". BBC Sport. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Walsall 2 Oldham 0 – as it happened". Express & Star. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Craig MacGillivray: Walsall keeper signs new one-year contract". BBC Sport. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Games played by Craig MacGillivray in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Romaine Sawyers: Midfielder among 12 Walsall players offered new deals". BBC Sport. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Walsall: Jon Whitney releases seven players from League One club". BBC Sport. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Craig MacGillivray: Shrewsbury Town complete move for ex-Walsall goalkeeper". BBC Sport. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  17. ^ "Shrewsbury Town: Joe Riley, Shaun Rowley and AJ Leitch-Smith to be released". BBC Sport. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Lowe gives Pompey lift-off". Portsmouth F.C. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Checkatrade Trophy final: Portsmouth 2–2 Sunderland (aet, 5–4 on pens)". BBC Sport. 31 March 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  20. ^ "Games played by Craig MacGillivray in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  21. ^ "Games played by Craig MacGillivray in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  22. ^ "Games played by Craig MacGillivray in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  23. ^ "Games played by Craig MacGillivray in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  24. ^ Chapman, Caroline (22 March 2015). "Bristol City 2–0 Walsall". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  25. ^ Scott, Ged (8 April 2018). "Lincoln City 1–0 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  26. ^ Williams, Adam (31 March 2019). "Portsmouth 2–2 Sunderland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 March 2019.

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