Kyle Magennis (born 26 August 1998) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership.[1] He has also represented Scotland at under-17 and under-21 level.

Kyle Magennis
Personal information
Date of birth (1998-08-26) 26 August 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
St Mirren
Number 7
Youth career
2004–2016 St Mirren
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– St Mirren 88 (8)
National team
2017 Scotland U20 4 (0)
2018– Scotland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 January 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 October 2018

CareerEdit

ClubEdit

Born in Glasgow, Magennis attended Paisley Grammar School.[2] Magennis joined St Mirren's youth academy at the age of five[1] and remained there throughout his youth career until making his debut for the senior team against Hibernian in October 2016, aged 18, in the Scottish Championship.[1][3] He continued to appear for the club throughout the season, scoring his first goal for the club in a narrow win over Queen of the South.[4] Having impressed manager Jack Ross with his performances, he was offered a new contract with St Mirren in December 2016 which extended his contract with the club until summer 2019.[5]

Now established as a first team player in the Saints squad, Magennis signed a new contract committing him to the club until the summer of 2020,[6] and after clinching the 2017–18 Scottish Championship title, he further extended his contract with St Mirren to 2021.[7][8] He was in the side which secured their status in the Scottish Premiership via the relegation playoff in May 2019.[9]

Magennis and Saints suffered a major blow in January 2020, when he injured his knee during a 1–0 defeat to Rangers, ending his season after having appeared in every match of the campaign until suffering the injury.[10]

InternationalEdit

Having played for the under-20s at the 2017 Toulon Tournament,[11] Magennis made his debut for the Scotland under-21 team in a 2–1 win against the Netherlands in September 2018.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 22 January 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
St Mirren 2016–17[13] Championship 25 3 4 0 0 0 3[a] 0 32 3
2017–18[14] 27 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 2
2018–19[15] Premiership 14 2 0 0 3 0 2[b] 0 19 2
2019–20[16] 22 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 27 1
Career total 88 8 7 0 7 0 5 0 107 8
  1. ^ Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. ^ Two appearances in the Scottish Premiership play-offs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kyle Magennis". St Mirren FC. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/local-sport/coaching-masterclass-paisley-grammars-prize-2569559
  3. ^ McLauchlin, Brian (29 October 2016). "Hibernian 2–0 St Mirren". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Queen of the South 2–3 St Mirren". Sky Sports. 6 December 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Kyle Magennis signs new contract". St Mirren FC. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Delight as Kyle Magennis signs till 2020". St Mirren FC. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  7. ^ "St Mirren extend Kyle Magennis contract as Brian Rice becomes assistant to Stubbs". BBC Sport. 23 June 2018. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Delight for Saints as Kyle Magennis agrees contract extension". St Mirren FC. 23 June 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  9. ^ "St Mirren 1–1 Dundee United". BBC Sport. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Kyle Magennis: St Mirren midfielder will miss rest of season". BBC Sport. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  11. ^ https://www.the-gazette.co.uk/sport/15391284.paisley-2021-stadium-to-host-european-under-21-championship-qualifier/
  12. ^ "Scotland seal Dutch double in dramatic style". Scottish FA. 11 September 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Games played by Kyle Magennis in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Games played by Kyle Magennis in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Games played by Kyle Magennis in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Games played by Kyle Magennis in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 August 2018.

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