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Stephen McGinn
Stephen McGinn
Personal information
Full name Stephen McGinn
Date of birth December 2, 1988 (1988-12-02) (age 21)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Watford
Number 8
Youth career
St Mirren FCBC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 St. Mirren 74 (7)
2010– Watford 0 (0)
National team
2009– Scotland U21 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:26, 16 January 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Stephen McGinn (born 2 December 1988) is a Scottish professional association football player currently playing for English Football League Championship side Watford.

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Career

McGinn can play as either midfielder or striker. He started his career at St. Mirren youth academy. He then made his debut on 1 January 2007 against Inverness CT, he then made his first start for St. Mirren in 5-1 loss to Celtic on 20 January 2010, also scoring his first goal.

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St. Mirren

For the 2007-08 season, McGinn started on bench before making his first start of the season against Celtic at Parkhead on 8 December, he scored the opening goal in a 1-1 draw. His second goal of the season came as the only goal against Hearts. He made his first ever Scottish Cup appearance against Dumbarton on 12 January 2008, coming on in the 88 minute.

McGinn was named in the starting XI for the 2008-09 season, making a start against Celtic on the opening day. On 5 October 2008 McGinn scored a vital goal against Rangers, where St Mirren won 1-0, this was St. Mirren's first home league win over Rangers in 22 years.[1]

McGinn started the 2009-10 season on bench in the Scottish League Cup game but then went on to score on his first start of the season in a 2-1 loss to Hibernian on 15 August 2008.[2] McGinn continued his fine start to the season with a brace against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park, where The Buddies came from behind to win 2–1.

Watford

McGinn signed for English side Watford on 15 January 2010, for an undisclosed fee.[3]

Career Statistics

As of 14 January 2010

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
2006-07 St. Mirren Scottish Premier League 4 1 0 0 0 0 - 4 1
2007-08 25 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 28 2
2008-09 28 1 3 0 1 0 - 32 1
2009-10 18 3 1 0 3 1 - 22 4
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2009-10 Watford Football League Championship 0 0 - - - 0 0
Total Scotland 75 7 6 0 4 1 1 0 86 8
England 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Career Total 75 7 6 0 4 1 1 0 86 8

International Career

McGinn has also represented Scotland at U-21 level, marking his debut with a goal in the 5–2 win against Albania in April '09.

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