Lewis McCann

Lewis McCann (born 7 June 2001) is a professional footballer who plays as forward for Dunfermline Athletic. Born in Scotland, he has represented Northern Ireland at youth international level.

Lewis McCann
Personal information
Full name Lewis McCann
Date of birth (2001-06-07) 7 June 2001 (age 20)
Place of birth Edinburgh,[1] Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)[1]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Dunfermline Athletic
Number 14
Youth career
2006–2015 Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale
2015–2016 Heart of Midlothian
2016–2018 Fife Elite Football Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Dunfermline Athletic 31 (0)
National team
2018– Northern Ireland U19 2 (0)
2019– Northern Ireland U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:43, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:20, 31 May 2021 (UTC)

Early and personal lifeEdit

McCann and his brothers, Alistair (also a footballer), Ross (Scotland rugby 7s player), were born in Scotland to a Northern Irish father and an English mother.[2]

CareerEdit

ClubEdit

Born in Edinburgh, McCann played youth football with Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale, Heart of Midlothian and Fife Elite Football Academy, before signing his first professional contract with Dunfermline Athletic in May 2018.[3] His first appearance for the side came in July 2018 as a second-half substitute in a Scottish League Cup game against Peterhead.[4]

InternationalEdit

McCann said of his international eligibility, “Northern Ireland were the first country that came to me. I don’t really have a preference what country I play for. My dad’s from Northern Ireland, my mum’s from London and I was born here in Scotland."[2]

McCann has represented Northern Ireland at under-19 level.[5][6]

Personal lifeEdit

McCann attended Royal High School in Edinburgh.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 30 April 2021
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
Dunfermline Athletic 2018–19[8] Scottish Championship 6 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 8 0
2019–20[9] 14 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 19 0
2020–21[10] 11 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 16 0
Career total 31 0 2 0 9 0 1 0 43 0
  1. ^ Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "U20's Squad - Lewis McCann". Dunfermline Athletic FC. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Meet the McCanns: Ross, Ali, Lewis (and Scott) uphold family tradition". April 20, 2020.
  3. ^ "Reserve squad takes shape". Dunfermline Athletic FC. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Dunfermline 3 – 0 Peterhead". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  5. ^ "McCann to represent fatherland". Dunfermline Athletic FC. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  6. ^ "UEFA profile - Lewis McCann". UEFA. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  7. ^ "DAFC sign up Lewis McCann". Dunfermline Athletic FC. 27 August 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Games played by Lewis McCann in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Games played by Lewis McCann in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Games played by Lewis McCann in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 May 2021.

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