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Jon Gallagher (born 23 February 1996) is an Irish footballer who currently plays for Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership on loan from Atlanta United FC.

Jon Gallagher
Personal information
Full name Jon Gallagher
Date of birth (1996-02-23) 23 February 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Dundalk, Ireland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward, Winger, Full back
Club information
Current team
Aberdeen
(on loan from Atlanta United)
Number 21
Youth career
2008–2010 Beachside SC
2010–2012 Home United
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 84 (39)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Atlanta United 0 (0)
2018–2019Atlanta United 2 (loan) 38 (7)
2019–Aberdeen (loan) 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:49, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

CareerEdit

Youth and collegeEdit

Born in Dundalk in Ireland, growing up Gallagher also spent time in the United States, Jamaica, Singapore and England. While moving around, Gallagher played with Beachside SC in Connecticut, Home United in Singapore and England Schoolboys in England. He also spent time on trial with the likes of Juventus, Marseille, Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers.[1]

Gallagher played four years of college soccer at the University of Notre Dame between 2014 and 2017. In his senior year, Gallagher was named USC Second Team All-American, USC First Team All-South Region, First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference, and Atlantic Coast Conference All-Tournament Team.[2] Overall, Gallagher scored 39 goals and tallied 15 assists in 84 appearances for the Fighting Irish.

ProfessionalEdit

Ahead of the 2018 Major League Soccer season, it was announced that Gallagher had signed a contract with Major League Soccer, making him eligible for the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.[3] On 19 January 2018, Gallagher was selected 14th overall in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft by Atlanta United.[4]

Gallagher made his professional debut on 24 March 2018, scoring two goals for Atlanta's United Soccer League affiliate side in a 3–1 win over New York Red Bulls II.[5]

Gallagher was loaned to Aberdeen from Atlanta United on 22 June 2019. The loan is for the remainder of the 2019 MLS season.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MLS Player Combine: Jon Gallagher's Irish roots helped shape soccer career | Pro Soccer USA". www.prosoccerusa.com.
  2. ^ "Jon Gallagher Bio :: Notre Dame Men's Soccer :: UND.COM :: The Official Site of ND Athletics".
  3. ^ "2018 MLS SuperDraft: Ranking the top 23 pre-combine prospects".
  4. ^ "Atlanta United selects Jon Gallagher, Oliver Shannon, Gordon Wild in MLS SuperDraft | Atlanta United FC".
  5. ^ "Atlanta United 2 vs New York Red Bulls II". www.uslsoccer.com.
  6. ^ "Atlanta United loans Jon Gallagher to Aberdeen FC". Atlanta United FC. Atlanta United Communications. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Jon Gallagher: Atlanta United right-back joins Aberdeen on loan". BBC Sport. 22 June 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.

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