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Jonathan Peter McLaughlin (born 9 September 1987) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Sunderland.

Jon McLaughlin
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McLaughlin in 2018
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Peter McLaughlin[1]
Date of birth (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Sunderland
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Harrogate Railway Athletic
2007–2008 Harrogate Town 21 (0)
2008–2014 Bradford City 125 (0)
2014–2017 Burton Albion 133 (0)
2017–2018 Heart of Midlothian 33 (0)
2018– Sunderland 46 (0)
National team
2018– Scotland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:40, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 04:00, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

He previously played for Harrogate Railway Athletic, Harrogate Town, Bradford City (including appearing in the 2013 Football League Cup Final), Burton Albion, and Heart of Midlothian.

He made his international debut for Scotland in 2018.

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CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in Edinburgh,[1] McLaughlin played non-League football for both Harrogate Railway Athletic and Harrogate Town.[2][3]

Bradford CityEdit

He signed for Bradford City in May 2008.[4][5] He had trained with Bradford for a year prior to his signing and combined playing for the two Harrogate clubs with a sports coaching degree at Leeds Metropolitan University.[6] He made his league debut for Bradford City in the final match of the 2008–09 season, on 2 May 2009, against Chesterfield.[7] McLaughlin had been due to make his debut earlier in the season, but was prevented by doing so because of injury.[8] He signed a new one-year contract with Bradford City on 3 June 2009.[9]

McLaughlin signed a new three-year-contract in early June 2010.[10][11]

In the 2010–2011 season McLaughlin was in and out of the team, with Lenny Pidgeley also challenging for the goalkeeper spot. However, Pidgeley was released by Bradford at the end of the season.[12] At the start of the following season McLaughlin fell ill, and Matt Duke was brought in as first choice goalkeeper.[13][14] On 27 March 2012, he received a 3 match ban after being sent off against Crawley Town as he took part in a post-match brawl.[15] On 17 September 2012, McLaughlin was named in the Football League Team of the Week for League Two.[16] After appearing as a substitute in the 2013 League Cup Final, McLaughlin enjoyed an extended run in the first-team,[17] and played in the League Two play-off Final in May 2013.[18] Following the match, and Bradford City's subsequent promotion, McLaughlin was told by the club he had a future with them, after a clause in his contract to extend it by one year was utilised.[19]

Ahead of the 2013–14 season, recently departed goalkeeper Matt Duke said he believed McLaughlin would be the club's new first-choice goalkeeper,[20] though McLaughlin later stated that he felt he still had work to do to prove himself as the club's first-choice keeper.[21] In December 2013, McLaughlin stated that the club had had a "great start to the season", though he felt that recent performances had been poor.[22] Later that month, manager Phil Parkinson praised McLaughlin's performances.[23] As of April 2014, McLaughlin was one of only two players to have appearance in every league match for the club.[24]

McLaughlin left the club in July 2014 after failing to agree a new contract.[25][26] McLaughlin stated that he left the club "on a sour note."[27]

Burton AlbionEdit

McLaughlin signed a one-year contract with Burton Albion on 23 July 2014.[28] After winning promotion with Burton to League One, McLaughlin stated how excited he was at the prospect of meeting former club Bradford City in the league.[29] He was released by Burton Albion at the end of the 2016–17 season.[30]

Heart of MidlothianEdit

After a trial spell, McLaughlin signed a one-year contract with Scottish Premiership club Heart of Midlothian in August 2017.[31] He made his first appearance for Hearts on 9 September, in a goalless draw against Aberdeen at Murrayfield.[32] He left Hearts on 31 May 2018, at the expiry of his contract.[33]

SunderlandEdit

McLaughlin signed for EFL League One club Sunderland in June 2018.[34] In October 2018 he said he was comfortable with the pressure for playing for such a big team.[35]

International careerEdit

McLaughlin was called up to the Scotland national team squad for the first time in March 2018,[36] and again in May 2018.[37] He made his first full international appearance on 2 June 2018, in a 1–0 defeat against Mexico.[38] He was without a club contract at the time, as his debut came just a few days after he had left Hearts.[33]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 16 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Harrogate Town 2007–08[39] Conference North 21 0 21 0
Bradford City 2008–09[40] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10[41] League Two 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2010–11[42] League Two 25 0 0 0 2 0 1[a] 0 28 0
2011–12[43] League Two 23 0 3 0 0 0 2[a] 0 28 0
2012–13[44] League Two 23 0 2 0 2 0 6[b] 0 33 0
2013–14[45] League One 46 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 48 0
Total 125 0 6 0 5 0 9 0 145 0
Burton Albion 2014–15[46] League Two 45 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 48 0
2015–16[47] League One 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 0
2016–17[48] Championship 43 0 1 0 1 0 45 0
Total 133 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 138 0
Heart of Midlothian 2017–18[49] Scottish Premiership 33 0 3 0 36 0
Sunderland 2018–19[50] League One 46 0 3 0 1 0 4 0 54 0
Career total 358 0 13 0 10 0 13 0 394 0
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Three appearances in Football League Trophy, three in League Two play-offs

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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