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Shaun MacDonald
Personal information
Full name Shaun Benjamin MacDonald[1]
Date of birth 17 June 1988 (1988-06-17) (age 21)
Place of birth Swansea, Wales
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Yeovil Town
Number 25
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005– Swansea City 24 (0)
2009 Yeovil Town (loan) 4 (2)
2009 Yeovil Town (loan) 12 (2)
2010– Yeovil Town (loan) 13 (1)
National team
2005–2006 Wales U19 5 (1)
2006– Wales U21 22 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:57, 27 February 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:17, 06 March 2010 (UTC)

Shaun Benjamin MacDonald (born 17 June, 1988 in Swansea) is a Wales Under-21 international footballer who currently plays for Football League One side Yeovil Town, on loan from Swansea City.

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Club career

MacDonald began his career at his hometown side Swansea City, making his way up through the youth ranks before being making his first-team debut on 31 August, 2005 in a 3-1 defeat to Reading in the League Cup.[2] He went on to make a total of 13 appearances in all competitions during his first season, including playing four times in the Football League Trophy as Swansea went on to win the trophy.[3]

He scored his first goals for the club during the 2008-09 season against Brentford in the Carling Cup on 12 June, 2008 but,[4] after making just six appearances during the season, he was allowed to join League One side Yeovil Town on a one-month loan deal on 27 January, 2009.[5] On his debut for the side, McDonald scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town,[6] going on to make a total of four appearances before returning to Swansea.

After making just three appearances during the start of the 2009–10 season, MacDonald returned to Yeovil Town on a three month loan deal on 21 September.[7] MacDonald impressed for Yeovil in his three month loan spell starting all 12 of Yeovil's league games and grabbing 2 goals.

Once he returned back to Swansea, negotiation began with Yeovil regarding a loan deal back at Yeovil until the end of the 2009-10 season. The loan deal was agreeed on the 31 December 2009 and was just subject to Football League clearance.[8]

International career

MacDonald is a Wales Under-21 international and has also represented his country at under-19 level. In June 2009 he was called into the full national squad for the World Cup qualifier in Azerbaijan in Baku.

After playing his 22nd game at under-21 level he surpassed the Welsh appearance record previously set by, James Thomas.

Career statistics

As of 26 January 2010.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Swansea City 2005-06 7 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 13 0
2006-07 8 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 12 0
2007-08 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
2008-09 5 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 9 2
2009-10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Subtotal 24 0 3 0 4 2 9 0 40 2
Yeovil Town (loan) 2008-09 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Yeovil Town (loan) 2009-10 12 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 2
Yeovil Town (loan) 2009-10 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Total 53 5 4 0 4 2 9 0 70 7

Honours

Swansea City
2005-06

References

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