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James Charles Mackie (born 22 September 1985) is a professional footballer for Oxford United. He previously played as a striker for Queens Park Rangers. Born in Dorking, England, Mackie has played for Scotland, his eligibility gained from his grandfather who was born in Kilmarnock.

Jamie Mackie
Jamie Mackie 2014.jpg
Personal information
Full name James Charles Mackie[1]
Date of birth (1985-09-22) 22 September 1985 (age 33)[2]
Place of birth Dorking, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Striker/winger
Club information
Current team
Oxford United
Number 19
Youth career
Leatherhead
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Wimbledon 13 (0)
2004–2005 Milton Keynes Dons 3 (0)
2005–2008 Exeter City 87 (19)
2005Sutton United (loan) 5 (2)
2008–2010 Plymouth Argyle 98 (16)
2010–2013 Queens Park Rangers 85 (18)
2013–2015 Nottingham Forest 45 (4)
2014–2015Reading (loan) 32 (5)
2015–2018 Queens Park Rangers 54 (6)
2018– Oxford United 36 (5)
National team
2010–2012 Scotland 9 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:37, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 November 2012

He began his career at Wimbledon, progressing through the club's youth system making his first team debut in December 2003. A squad member when the club was renamed and moved to Milton Keynes, he made few appearances before joining Conference side Exeter City. He spent time on loan with Sutton United in 2005 and returned to establish himself as a first team regular, his performance during the 2007–08 season attracting interest from other clubs and he signed for Plymouth Argyle in the January transfer window, scoring twice on his debut in the Championship. He appeared regularly for the club over the next two years and finished as the club's top goalscorer in the 2009–10 season. He joined Queens Park Rangers in May 2010, signing a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee. In 2013, he joined Nottingham Forest before signing on loan for Reading in 2014 and then returning to QPR in 2015. In July 2018, at the age of 32, he signed a two-year contract with Oxford United of League One.

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Early lifeEdit

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Mackie began his career at non-league Leatherhead, joining Wimbledon as a trainee in 2003, before moving to Exeter City in August 2005. Following a brief spell on-loan at Sutton United in his first season,[4] Mackie went on to become an established first-team player scoring more than 20 goals in all competitions, from nearly 100 appearances, thus alerting other clubs of his potential.[citation needed]

Plymouth ArgyleEdit

After handing in a transfer request, Mackie signed for Plymouth Argyle, having fought off competition from Bristol City, Norwich City, Bristol Rovers and Cheltenham Town, for an initial fee of £145,000.[5] In his very first appearance for Plymouth Argyle on 12 February 2008, coming on as a substitute against Barnsley, Mackie scored within eleven seconds of his arrival on the pitch, thus breaking the record held by Tony Witter for the fastest goal scored for Plymouth Argyle on a debut.[6] He would go on to score a second in that game. He was featured 13 more times that season, mainly as a substitute, scoring his third goal for the club against Preston North End on 19 April 2008.[7]

Mackie established himself as a first-team player during the 2008–09 season, making 45 appearances in all competitions, with the highlight being a 25-yard strike against Reading at Home Park.[8] Having started life with the Pilgrims primarily as an impact substitute, Mackie subsequently became a regular name in the club's starting line-up. He played 44 times during the 2009–10 season, scoring a total of 8 goals, although this was not enough to keep Plymouth in the second tier of English football.[9]

Queens Park RangersEdit

2010–11 seasonEdit

In May 2010, Mackie signed a four–year contract with Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee.[10] Signed by Neil Warnock in what would be a Championship winning season, he was mainly employed in a right wing/midfield position in Warnock's new 4–2–3–1 formation. Mackie got off to a good start at QPR, scoring on his debut in a 4–0 win over Barnsley.[11] By mid September Mackie had put himself top of the Championship goalscorers list with 8 goals coming in his first 7 league games, scoring doubles against Ipswich Town and Leicester City.[12] He failed to score for 13 matches until scoring the first in a 4–0 win over Swansea City on Boxing Day 2010.[13] On 8 January, during an FA Cup tie against Blackburn Rovers, Mackie sustained a double tibia/fibula break during a collision with Rovers player Gael Givet. The injury kept the player out for 7 months until he returned to training in September 2011. Although on the sidelines for the second half of the season he had still participated enough to be awarded a Championship winners medal[citation needed] which had enabled the team to earn promotion to the Premier League for the first time in 15 years.

2011–12 seasonEdit

Mackie returned to QPR's first team with a substitute appearance in the October 2011 match at Fulham and then started his first Premier League match at home to Blackburn Rovers two weeks later.[14][15] Mackie scored his first Premier League goal in a 2–3 home defeat to Sunderland. His return to the side saw him feature regularly under Neil Warnock until he was replaced in January 2012 by Mark Hughes. Under Hughes, Mackie continued to occupy a wide-midfield berth and featured in the victory against Wigan Athletic and the subsequent draw with Aston Villa. Replaced by Adel Taarabt (who returned from the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations) for the game against Wolves which ended in defeat, he came off the bench in the 66th minute to replace Akos Buzsaky against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park with the score 3–0 to the home side. He scored twice to bring the score back to 3–2 and nearly grabbed an equaliser to push for a regular place in the side.[16] Mackie came off the bench for Joey Barton in the home game against Liverpool to inspire a comeback from 2–0 down, scoring the winner in a 3–2 victory at Loftus Road.[17] He also scored QPR's second goal in the final match of the 2011–12 Premier League season in a 3–2 loss to Manchester City, who were crowned Champions that day.[18]

2012–13 seasonEdit

On 16 May 2012, Mackie penned a one-year contract extension, committing himself to the club until 2015. He scored his first goal of the season in a 3–1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.[19]

Nottingham ForestEdit

On 25 July 2013, Mackie signed a three-year contract with Nottingham Forest for a reported fee of around £1 million.[citation needed] He scored his first Forest goal against Bolton Wanderers on 17 August 2013, where Forest won 3–0 at The City Ground.[20]

Loan to ReadingEdit

On 8 August 2014, Mackie signed for Reading on loan for the 2014–15 season.[21] He scored his first Reading goal, in the 29th minute, on 4 November 2014 in a 3–0 home win against Rotherham United. Two second-half goals were added by Simon Cox.[22] On 16 March 2015, he scored the third goal in a 3–0 home win against Bradford City in the FA Cup to put Reading into their first FA Cup semi-final for 88 years.[23]

Queens Park RangersEdit

On 16 June 2015 Mackie returned for a second spell at Queens Park Rangers signing a two-year deal after being released by Nottingham Forest.[24]

Mackie's return to Loftus Road was plagued with injury issues, restricting him to fewer than 20 league starts in each of his three seasons. At the end of the 2017–18 season Mackie's contract had expired and it was agreed he would leave QPR at the end of the campaign. He played his final game for QPR when he came off of the bench in a 3–1 victory over Birmingham City on 28 April 2018.

Oxford UnitedEdit

On 18 July 2018, Oxford United of League One announced that Mackie had signed a two-year contract.[25] He was given the number 19 shirt[26] and made his debut in the opening match of the season, a 4–0 defeat away at Barnsley.[27] After a few weeks on the sidelines due to a hip injury,[28] Mackie scored his first goal in the 4th minute of a bottom-of-the-table fixture against Plymouth Argyle on 13 October, which ended in a 2–0 victory for Oxford.[29]

International careerEdit

On 24 August 2010, Mackie stated that he wanted to play internationally for Scotland. Mackie qualifies to play for Scotland as his grandfather was born in Kilmarnock.[30] The following day, Scotland coach Craig Levein indicated he may call Mackie up for the October UEFA Euro 2012 Euro 2012 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Spain.[31] On 30 September 2010, it was announced that Mackie had been called up to play for Scotland after helping QPR to a very promising start to the season.[32] He started the match against the Czech Republic at the Synot Tip Arena, but the match ended in a 1–0 win for the Czech Republic.[33] He scored his first international goal in a friendly match against the Faroe Islands on 16 November 2010.[34] On 1 November 2011, Mackie was called up to the squad to face Cyprus on 11 November.[35] Mackie started the game, and scored in the 56th minute.[36]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 20 November 2018[37][38]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wimbledon 2003–04[39] Division One 13 0 3 0 0 0 16 0
Milton Keynes Dons 2004–05[40] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 0
Exeter City 2005–06[41][42] Conference Premier 23 3 0 0 3[b] 1 26 4
2006–07[43] Conference Premier 40 5 1 0 4[c] 0 45 5
2007–08[44] Conference Premier 24 11 2 1 1[d] 0 27 12
Total 87 19 3 1 8 1 98 21
Sutton United (loan) 2005–06[45] Conference South 5 2 0 0 0 0 5 2
Plymouth Argyle 2007–08[44] Championship 13 3 0 0 0 0 13 3
2008–09[46] Championship 43 5 1 0 1 0 45 5
2009–10[47] Championship 42 8 1 0 1 0 44 8
Total 98 16 2 0 2 0 102 16
Queens Park Rangers 2010–11[48] Championship 25 9 1 0 1 0 27 9
2011–12[49] Premier League 31 7 3 0 0 0 34 7
2012–13[50] Premier League 29 2 3 0 1 0 33 2
2015–16[51] Championship 17 1 1 0 0 0 18 1
2016–17 Championship 18 1 1 0 0 0 19 1
2017–18 Championship 19 4 1 0 0 0 20 4
Total 139 24 10 0 2 0 151 24
Nottingham Forest 2013–14[52] Championship 45 4 3 1 1 0 49 5
Reading (loan) 2014–15[53] Championship 32 5 5 1 2 0 39 6
Oxford United 2018–19[27] League One 15 1 2 1 1 0 18 2
Career total 437 71 28 4 8 0 9 1 482 76
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, two appearances one goal in FA Trophy
  3. ^ One appearance in FA Trophy, three in Football Conference play-offs
  4. ^ Appearance(s) in FA Trophy

International appearancesEdit

As of 5 September 2015 [54]
National team Year
Apps Goals
Scotland 2010 3 1
2011 1 1
2012 5 0
Total 9 2

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 16 November 2010 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen   Faroe Islands 3–0 3–0[34] Friendly
2. 11 November 2011 Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca   Cyprus 2–0 2–1[36] Friendly

HonoursEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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