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Marc McNulty (born 14 September 1992) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Sunderland, on loan from Reading.

Marc McNulty
Personal information
Full name Marc McNulty
Date of birth (1992-09-14) 14 September 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Sunderland
(on loan from Reading)
Number 10
Youth career
1998–2003 Hutchison Vale
2003–2006 Celtic
2006–2009 Hibernian
2009–2010 Livingston
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Livingston 113 (46)
2014–2017 Sheffield United 56 (14)
2015–2016Portsmouth (loan) 34 (12)
2016–2017Bradford City (loan) 16 (1)
2017–2018 Coventry City 52 (28)
2018– Reading 15 (1)
2019Hibernian (loan) 17 (8)
2019–Sunderland (loan) 3 (0)
National team
2019– Scotland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:36, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:36, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

He began his career with Livingston, moving to England aged 21 to play for Sheffield United. Following loan spells at Portsmouth and Bradford City, in 2017 he signed permanently for Coventry City, transferring to Reading after one season. Reading have since loaned McNulty to Hibernian and Sunderland. During his loan with Hibernian, McNulty earned selection for the Scotland national team.

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CareerEdit

LivingstonEdit

McNulty attended Portobello High School and played for the youth teams of Hutchison Vale, Celtic and Hibernian.[1] After being released by Hibernian, he felt he "wasn't going to make it in football" and "it was over".[2] He signed for second-tier Livingston aged 16,[3] but the club were immediately demoted to the bottom level of Scottish league football for financial reasons, albeit this drop to a lower level gave him opportunities in senior football earlier than would otherwise have been expected.[1] He made a goalscoring debut at on 31 October 2009 after coming on as a late substitute in a 3–0 away win over Montrose,[4] and made nine appearances in his debut season in the first team[5] (Livingston were promoted as champions), while a prolific goalscoring record at under-19 level earned him a new three-year contract in February 2010.[6] The following season in the Second Division, he made only five league appearances in an campaign interrupted by injury, although the club were promoted again.[7]

2011–12 saw McNulty emerge as Livingston's top goalscorer as they returned to the First Division, netting 16 goals in all competitions.[8][9] His form saw him attract the attention of clubs south of the border such as Sheffield United[10] and Derby County.[11] He extended his stay with Livingston on 25 July 2013 by signing a new two-year contract.[12] His final campaign with the Lions was his most productive, with 17 league goals from 35 appearances.[13]

Sheffield UnitedEdit

On 19 May 2014, McNulty joined Sheffield United on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee which would become effective on 1 July 2014.[14] The transfer fee was believed to be between £95,000[15] and £125,000.[16] McNulty scored his first competitive goal for the Blades in a 2–1 League Cup first round win over Mansfield Town on 13 August 2014. In November 2014, he was ruled out after sustaining a facial injury after an altercation in a night club in Edinburgh, with United manager Nigel Clough claiming that McNulty was the "innocent party".[17] On 16 December 2014, McNulty scored the only goal in a 1–0 home victory over Southampton to send United to the semi-finals of the League Cup.[18][19]

Portsmouth (loan)Edit

On 6 November 2015, McNulty joined Portsmouth on a short-term loan deal.[20] On 7 November he made his debut in the first round FA Cup game against Macclesfield Town, with Portsmouth winning 2–1. On 24 November 2015, he scored a hat-trick in a 6–0 win against York City.[21] On 4 January 2016, his loan at Portsmouth was extended until the end of the season after scoring six goals in 11 appearances.[22]

Bradford City (loan)Edit

On 31 August 2016, McNulty Joined Bradford City on a season-long loan deal.[23] He was recalled by Sheffield United on 2 January 2017.[24]

Coventry CityEdit

On 18 May 2017, McNulty agreed to join League Two side Coventry City on a two-year deal.[25] He scored his first goal for the club in his second appearance in a 2–0 win against Grimsby Town.[26] On 12 May 2018, in the home leg of the promotion play-off semi-finals against Notts County, McNulty scored his 100th career goal – a controversial penalty – to make the scoreline 1–1 going into the away leg at Meadow Lane, where he scored again in Coventry's 4–1 win, sending them to the final on 28 May. McNulty was named man-of-the-match in the final, a 3–1 win over Exeter City which saw the Sky Blues promoted to back to League One.[27][28]

ReadingEdit

On 6 July 2018, Reading announced the signing of McNulty to a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[29] He made only six starts for the Royals during the first half of the 2018–19 season, and was loaned to Hibernian on 31 January 2019,[30] returning to the club a decade after being released by them as a teenager.[1] He scored his first goal for Hibs on 9 February, in a 3–1 win against Raith Rovers.[31]

McNulty moved on loan to Sunderland for the 2019–20 season.[32] He scored his first goal for Sunderland in an EFL Cup tie against Accrington Stanley on 13 August 2019.[33]

InternationalEdit

McNulty received his first call-up to the Scotland squad in March 2019.[34] He made his debut for Scotland coming on as a substitute for James Forrest in a 3–0 defeat to Kazakhstan in a Euro 2020 qualifier.[35]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 20:41, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
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
Livingston 2009–10[5] Scottish Third Division 9 1 9 1
2010–11[7] Scottish Second Division 5 1 1 0 1[a] 0 7 1
2011–12[9] Scottish First Division 30 11 2 4 2 1 3[a] 0 37 16
2012–13[36] Scottish First Division 26 7 1 0 3 4 1[a] 0 31 11
2013–14[13] Scottish Championship 35 17 1 0 2 1 1[a] 1 39 19
Livingston 105 37 4 4 8 6 6 1 122 48
Sheffield United 2014–15[37] League One 31 9 4 2 6 2 2[b] 0 43 13
2015–16[38] League One 5 1 2 0 1[c] 0 8 1
2016–17[39] League One 4 0 1 0 5 0
Sheffield United 40 10 4 2 9 2 3 0 56 14
Portsmouth (loan) 2015–16[38] League Two 27 10 5 1 2[d] 1 34 12
Bradford City (loan) 2016–17[39] League One 15 1 1[c] 0 16 1
Coventry City 2017–18[40] League Two 42 23 5 1 0 0 4[e] 4 51 28
Reading 2018–19[41] Championship 13 1 2 0 15 1
Hibernian (loan) 2018–19[41] Scottish Premiership 15 7 2 1 17 8
Sunderland (loan) 2019–20[42] League One 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 1
Career total 259 89 20 9 20 9 16 6 314 113
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. ^ One appearance in the Football League Trophy and one in the League One play-offs
  3. ^ a b Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  4. ^ Appearances in the League Two play-offs
  5. ^ Two Appearances in both the play-offs and the EFL Trophy

InternationalEdit

As of 16:36, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Scotland 2019 2 0
Total 2 0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Anderson, Barry (11 December 2013). "Livi star Marc McNulty still hurting from Hibs axe". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Publishing. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Ex-Livingston striker Mark McNulty puts career blows in the past after sealing dream move to Sheffield United". Daily Record. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Marc McNulty Livingston Profile". Livingston F.C. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Montrose 0–3 Livingston match report". BBC Sport. 31 October 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Games played by Marc McNulty in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Marc McNulty signs extended deal". Livingston F.C. 17 February 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Games played by Marc McNulty in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  8. ^ "For the Record 2011/12". Livingston F.C. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Games played by Marc McNulty in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Matlock Town 1–2 Derby County XI". dcfc.co.uk. 15 August 2012.
  11. ^ "New McNulty deal signed and sealed". Livingston F.C. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  12. ^ a b "Games played by Marc McNulty in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Marc McNulty & Jamal Campbell-Ryce join Sheffield United". BBC Sport. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  14. ^ "McNulty adds to Scottish contingent at Bramall Lane". Herald Scotland. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  15. ^ "McNulty is on his way to Sheffield". Daily Record. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  16. ^ "Sheffield United: Blades make another move for ex-Owl Chris O'Grady as Steve Davies deal breaks down". Worksop Guardian. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  17. ^ "Sheffield United sink Southampton thanks to Marc McNulty's goal". The Guardian. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  18. ^ "Sheffield United 1–0 Southampton". BBC Sport. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  19. ^ "Marc McNulty: Portsmouth sign Sheffield United striker on loan". BBC Sport. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  20. ^ "Portsmouth 6–0 York City". BBC Sport. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  21. ^ "Marc McNulty extends Portsmouth loan until end of season". BBC Sport. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  22. ^ "Marc McNulty: Bradford City sign forward from Sheffield United on season-long loan". BBC Sport. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  23. ^ http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/sport/sportbcfc/14997822.Sheffield_United_recall_McNulty_from_Bantams/
  24. ^ "Marc McNulty: Coventry City to sign Sheffield United striker on two-year deal". BBC Sport. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  25. ^ "Grimsby Town 0–2 Coventry City". BBC Sport. 12 August 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  26. ^ Ireland, Shane (29 May 2018). "Marc McNulty issues plea to City fans after play-off triumph". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  27. ^ a b Law, James (28 May 2018). "Coventry City 3–1 Exeter City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  28. ^ "Signed! Marc McNulty is a Royal!". readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  29. ^ "Hibernian sign Marc McNulty on loan as fellow striker Jamie Maclaren returns to Australia". BBC Sport. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  30. ^ Campbell, Andy (9 February 2019). "Hibernian 3–1 Raith Rovers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  31. ^ "Marc McNulty: Reading loan striker to Sunderland". BBC Sport. 24 July 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  32. ^ "Accrington Stanley 1-3 Sunderland". BBC. 13 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  33. ^ "Marc McNulty and Liam Palmer win Scotland call-ups". BBC Sport. 12 March 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  34. ^ "Reaction as McLeish's Scotland are routed 3-0 in Kazakhstan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  35. ^ "Games played by Marc McNulty in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  36. ^ "Games played by Marc McNulty in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  37. ^ a b "Games played by Marc McNulty in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  38. ^ a b "Games played by Marc McNulty in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  39. ^ "Games played by Marc McNulty in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  40. ^ a b "Games played by Marc McNulty in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  41. ^ "Marc McNulty | Football Stats | No Club | Season 2019/2020 | 2009- | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 13 August 2019.

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