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James McFadden
JamesMcFadden 2009 pre-season cropped.jpg
McFadden in 2009 pre-season
Personal information
Full name James McFadden
Date of birth 14 April 1983 (1983-04-14) (age 26)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Winger, Forward
Club information
Current club Birmingham City
Number 16
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Motherwell 63 (26)
2003–2008 Everton 109 (11)
2008– Birmingham City 69 (11)
National team
2002– Scotland 45 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:05, 14 March 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:52, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

James McFadden[1] (born 14 April 1983) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Birmingham City. His goal for Scotland in the Euro 2008 qualification match on 12 September 2007 against France in the Parc des Princes is regarded as one of Scotland's most famous goals, alongside two of his other historic goals, where he scored the winner to beat the Netherlands in a play-off tie, and an Archie Gemmill replica against Macedonia.[2][3]

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Club career

Motherwell

Born in Springburn, Glasgow, McFadden joined the Motherwell youth system at a young age, making his first-team debut when he was 17 years old. He came to greater prominence during the 2002–03 SPL season, scoring 19 goals from 34 starts and winning the Scottish Young Player of the Year Award. This was in a season when Motherwell finished bottom of the Premier League and should have been relegated but were given a reprieve due to Scottish First Division champions Falkirk not meeting stadium criteria.[4] McFadden received some criticism for his lack of discipline, picking up fifteen yellow cards and one red during the campaign. His final game for Motherwell that season saw him score a hat-trick in a 6–2 defeat of Livingston at Fir Park.[5]

Everton

Motherwell's financial circumstances ensured that any interest from larger clubs would not be refused, and Everton won the battle for McFadden's signature in 2003. Toffees boss David Moyes paid £1.25 million to ensnare his target. McFadden scored his debut goal for Everton during their 5–2 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on 1 January 2005, more than a year after joining the club. One week later he scored his second goal in a third-round FA Cup tie against Plymouth Argyle.

During the 2005–06 season, McFadden was in and out of the Everton team as they struggled to re-capture their form of the previous season. On 11 March 2006 he scored with a 35-yard volley to help Everton to a 3–1 victory over Fulham. This scoring run of form continued the next week against Aston Villa, a half-volley from just outside the area helping the Toffees to a 4–1 victory. He went on to end the season with a total of seven goals.

McFadden made an indifferent start to the 2006–07 season following the arrival of record signing Andrew Johnson, managing only two goals in the first half of the campaign. On 24 January 2007, McFadden injured his fifth metatarsal during training for Everton.[6] After nearly three months on the sidelines, he made a scoring return to action for Everton as a second-half substitute against Charlton Athletic on 15 April 2007. He scored a spectacular volley in injury time to secure a 2–1 win for the Toffees, a goal later voted "goal of the season" by the readers of SkySports.com.[7]

On 4 October 2007 McFadden scored a critical equalizing goal in Everton's triumph over Metalist Kharkiv in the UEFA Cup. In December 2007, McFadden was subject of a failed loan bid by boyhood heroes Celtic and had been linked with a January move to the club. He slotted a goal against Middlesbrough on 2 January 2008 and pointed to his black armband and then to the sky to commemorate the death of former Motherwell captain Phil O'Donnell. McFadden also revealed a t-shirt in memory of O'Donnell.

Birmingham City

On 18 January 2008 McFadden joined Birmingham City, signing a three-and-a-half-year contract with an option for additional two years, for an initial fee of £5 million, potentially rising to £6m depending on appearances.[8][9] His first goal came in his fourth game for the club, a penalty kick against West Ham United at Upton Park, after he had been fouled by Lucas Neill.[10] In his next match, at home to Arsenal, he scored from a 20-yard free kick before adding the equalising goal from the penalty spot in the last minute of stoppage time.[11]

His second season with Birmingham was hampered by a serious knee injury which stopped him playing as regularly as he had in his first season.[citation needed]

McFadden scored Birmingham's first goal of the 2009–10 Premier League season, a 92nd-minute penalty, to give the club a 1–0 home win against Portsmouth.[12] He then scored against Sunderland on the 24th of October for his second goal of the season in a 2-1 victory

Career statistics

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Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland League Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup Europe Total
2000-01 Motherwell Premier League 6 0 1 0 - - 7 0
2001-02 24 10 1 0 - - 25 10
2002-03 30 13 4 5 1 1 - 35 19
2003-04 3 3 - - - 3 3
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2003-04 Everton Premier League 23 0 1 0 3 0 - 27 0
2004-05 23 1 3 2 3 0 - 29 3
2005-06 32 6 4 1 1 0 4 0 41 7
2006-07 19 2 - 2 1 - 21 3
2007-08 12 2 1 0 3 2 5 1 21 5
2007-08 Birmingham City 13 4 - - - 13 4
2008-09 Championship 30 4 0 0 0 0 - 30 4
2009-10 Premier League 25 3 3 0 1 0 - 29 3
Total Scotland 63 26 6 5 1 1 - 70 32
England 177 22 12 3 13 3 9 1 211 29
Career Total 240 48 18 8 14 4 9 1 281 61

International career

McFadden gained his first Scotland cap at the age of nineteen, on a Far East tour against South Africa, at the end of which a night out drinking caused him to miss his flight home.[14] Despite his domestic performances he became a regular in Berti Vogts' Scotland set-up, scoring his first goal against the Faroe Islands during a 3–1 win in a Euro 2004 qualifying match at Hampden Park on 6 September 2003.

He is also remembered for his goal against the Netherlands in November 2003 that gave Scotland a famous 1–0 victory. However, in September 2007 McFadden scored an even more significant goal in a 1–0 win over France in Paris during Scotland's dramatic but ultimately narrowly unsuccessful qualifying campaign for the 2008 European Championships,[15] and was on target again in the following game, a 3–1 win over Ukraine at Hampden Park in October. He was unable to score in the last match of the campaign against Italy in November 2007 at Hampden, which Scotland lost 2–1. He has become a cult hero for his country due to his consistent goal scoring exploits.[citation needed]. The winning goal in the September 2008 match against Iceland in the 2010 World Cup Qualifying campaign was initially credited to McFadden,[16] but in the official match report was awarded to Barry Robson.[17] The SFA lobbied on the player's behalf, and in March 2009 FIFA re-credited the goal to McFadden.[18][19]

International goals

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 September 2003 Glasgow, Scotland  Faroe Islands 3–1 3–1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying
2. 15 November 2003 Glasgow, Scotland  Netherlands 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2004 Play-off
3. 31 March 2004 Glasgow, Scotland  Romania 1–2 1–2 Friendly match
4. 27 May 2004 Tallinn, Estonia  Estonia 1–0 1–0 Friendly match
5. 3 September 2004 Valencia, Spain  Spain 1–0[20][21] 1–1 Friendly match
6. 17 November 2004 Edinburgh, Scotland  Sweden 1–3 1–4 Friendly match
7. 4 June 2005 Glasgow, Scotland  Moldova 2–0 2–0 FIFA World Cup 2006 qualifying
8. 12 October 2005 Celje, Slovenia  Slovenia 2–0 3–0 FIFA World Cup 2006 qualifying
9. 11 May 2006 Kobe, Japan  Bulgaria 3–1 5–1 Kirin Cup
10. 2 September 2006 Glasgow, Scotland  Faroe Islands 2–0 6–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
11. 8 September 2007 Glasgow, Scotland  Lithuania 3–1 3–1 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
12. 12 September 2007 Paris, France  France 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
13. 13 October 2007 Glasgow, Scotland  Ukraine 3–1 3–1 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
14. 10 September 2008 Reykjavik, Iceland  Iceland 2–0 2–1 FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifying
15. 5 September 2009 Glasgow, Scotland  Macedonia 2–0 2–0 FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifying

References

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry, ed (2005). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2005/2006. Queen Anne Press. p. 260. ISBN 978-1-85291-662-1. 
  2. ^ "Gemmill: McFadden's wonder strike tops my glory goal". Daily Mail. 2007-09-13. Archived from the original on 2009-07-20. http://www.webcitation.org/5iPTXtpTQ. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  3. ^ "McFadden goal to be commemorated". BBC News. 2007-10-10. Archived from the original on 2009-07-20. http://www.webcitation.org/5iPTeU5sP. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  4. ^ Forsyth, Roddy (2003-06-28). "Falkirk seek inquiry into 'fair trade'". The Daily Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2003/06/28/sfnfal28.xml. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  5. ^ Campbell, Alan (2003-05-25). "Making a mockery of Vogts' casting". Sunday Herald. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4156/is_20030525/ai_n12582679. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  6. ^ "McFadden to miss out for Scotland". BBC Sport. 2007-02-28. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/internationals/6405065.stm. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  7. ^ "Goal of the season: your view". Sky Sports. http://home.skysports.com/list.aspx?hlid=470912&CPID=8&clid=&lid=1490&title=Goal+of+the+season:+Your+View. 
  8. ^ "McFadden joins Birmingham". Sky Sports. 2008-01-18. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12875_3057448,00.html. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  9. ^ "Blues get McFadden!". Birmingham City F.C.. 2008-01-18. http://www.blues.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/NewsDetail/0,,10412~1218152,00.html. Retrieved 2008-09-11. 
  10. ^ "West Ham 1-1 Birmingham". BBC Sport. 2008-02-09. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/7223969.stm. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  11. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (2008-02-23). "Birmingham 2-2 Arsenal". BBC Sport. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/7248309.stm. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  12. ^ Shea, Julian (2009-08-19). "Birmingham 1–0 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/8202379.stm. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  13. ^ James McFadden | Birmingham City | Squad | Player Profiles | Player Profiles
  14. ^ "McFadden says sorry". BBC Sport. 2002-05-26. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/2006992.stm. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  15. ^ McGuigan, Thomas (2007-09-12). "France 0-1 Scotland". BBC Sport. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/internationals/6986781.stm. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  16. ^ AFP (2008-09-10). "Ten-man Scots win in Iceland". FIFA. http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=877026.html. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  17. ^ "Match report: Iceland 1 Scotland 2". FIFA. http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/europe/matches/round=250471/match=300041221/report.html. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  18. ^ Waddell, Gordon (15 March 2009). "Scotland ace James McFadden is awarded goal claimed by Barry Robson". Sunday Mail. http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/opinion/columnists/gordon-waddell/2009/03/15/scotland-ace-james-mcfadden-is-awarded-goal-claimed-by-barry-robson-78057-21199362/. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  19. ^ "Match report: Iceland 1 Scotland 2". FIFA. http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/europe/matches/round=250471/match=300041221/report.html. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  20. ^ The match was abandoned after floodlight failure and heavy rain in the second half, but the SFA still recognise McFadden's goal.
  21. ^ "Match Details". Scottish FA. http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/match_details.cfm?matchid=41455. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 

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Simple English

James McFadden
File:JamesMcFadden 2009 pre-season
Personal information
Full name James McFadden
Date of birth 14 April 1983 (1983-04-14) (age 27)
Place of birth    Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Birmingham City
Number 16
Senior clubs
Years Club
2000-2003
2003-2007
2008-
Motherwell
Everton
Birmingham City
National team
2002-2009 Scotland

James McFadden (born 14 April 1983) is a Scottish football player. He plays for Birmingham City and Scotland national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
ScotlandLeague Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup EuropeTotal
2000/01MotherwellPremier League601000-70
2001/0224101000-2510
2002/0330134511-3519
2003/04330000-33
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2003/04EvertonPremier League2301030-270
2004/052313230-293
2005/06326411040417
2006/071920021-213
2007/08122103251215
2007/08Birmingham CityPremier League1240000-124
2008/09League Championship3040000-304
2009/10Premier League
CountryScotland 63266511-7032
England 15119931239118126
Total 214451581349125158

International career statistics

[2]

Scotland national team
YearAppsGoals
200220
200372
2004104
200552
200672
200763
200850
200931
Total4514

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