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David McGoldrick
Personal information
Full name David James McGoldrick
Date of birth 29 November 1987 (1987-11-29) (age 22)
Place of birth    Nottingham, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Nottingham Forest
Number 17
Youth career
Notts County
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Notts County
Notts County (loan)
Bournemouth (loan)
Port Vale (loan)
Nottingham Forest
04 0(0)
64 (12)
06 0(0)
12 0(6)
17 0(2)
18 0(3)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 27 December 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

David James McGoldrick (born 29 November 1987, Nottingham) is an English footballer, currently playing for Nottingham Forest. McGoldrick is a striker, but is also capable of playing in an attacking midfield role.


Playing career


Notts County

David was originally with Notts County’s youth squad and made four appearances in League Two for the club's first team at the end of the 2003–04 season.

He was snapped up by Southampton and joined their academy in the summer of 2004.


He was a member of Southampton's youth team that reached the final of the FA Youth Cup in 2005, losing on aggregate to Ipswich Town.

At the start of the 2005–06 season he made his Saints debut as a substitute in the 1–0 Carling cup defeat against Mansfield, and also returned to Notts County for a brief spell to gain more first team experience. Although he failed to score in that stay, this was a mere blip in what was otherwise a phenomenal season, which saw him score 44 goals for the Saints’ Reserves and Under-18 teams, including a hat-trick in the Under-18s play-off final in which Saints beat Aston Villa 3-2.

He also netted three goals over the two legs of the FA Youth Cup semi-final against Liverpool to earn a call-up to the first team, making his club league debut at home to Millwall.

On 16 February 2007, he joined Football League One team Bournemouth on a one-month loan and scored his first goal against Oldham Athletic in a 2–1 victory.[1] On 23 March the loan was extended until the end of the season, but on 23 April Southampton recalled McGoldrick as cover following several injuries to first team players.[2]

On 31 August 2007, he joined Port Vale on loan until January.[3]

After an impressive pre-season, which included two goals against Premier League side West Ham United,[4] McGoldrick scored his first league goal for the Saints in the 2–1 defeat to Cardiff City on 9 August 2008.[5] This was followed three days later by another two goals in the League Cup victory over Exeter City.[6] He spent the start of the season playing mainly on the right wing, but is now playing mostly as an attacking midfielder.

On 17 September 2008, he signed a new three–year contract with Southampton keeping him at the club until 2011. However, on 29 June 2009, he was signed by Nottingham Forest for a fee of £1,000,000.[7][8]

Nottingham Forest

McGoldrick made his Nottingham Forest debut against Reading at the Madejski Stadium on 8 August 2009. He scored his first goal for Forest away at Queens Park Rangers on 22 August 2009.


  • 2006 FA Premier Academy League Championship


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