Glen McAuley

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Football biography

Glen McAuley (born 24 February 2000) is an Irish professional footballer who plays for League of Ireland Premier Division club Bohemians, having previously spent 5 months with St Patrick's Athletic, after spending 6 years with Liverpool.

Club career

Early career

Growing up in the Jobstown area of Tallaght in Dublin,[1] McAuley started off playing his youth football with Crumlin United, he then followed his Crumlin manager to St Joseph's Boys. He later played for Cherry Orchard before moving to Liverpool.[1]

Liverpool

On 29 April 2014, McAuley signed a pre-contract with Liverpool, allowing him sign a full contract when he turned 17.[2] McAuley moved to Liverpool aged 13, attending school at Rainhill High School, a public school which acts as the Academy Education Centre for Liverpool FC, meaning his fellow youth players attended school with him.[1]

McAuley came through the ranks with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Woodburn, Harry Wilson, Rhian Brewster, Ovie Ejaria, Sheyi Ojo, Rafael Camacho, Pedro Chirivella, Conor Masterson, Corey Whelan and Caoimhín Kelleher among others.[3]

In his first season with Steven Gerrard's under 18's in 2016–17 he scored an impressive 16 goals in 26 league games.[4] The following season he scored 9 league goals in 18 games and also made his first appearance with the reserve team, coming off the bench against West Ham United Reserves on 17 February 2018.[5]

On 7 June 2019, it was announced that McAuley, along with fellow Irishmen Conor Masterson and Corey Whelan, were released by Liverpool.[6]

St Patrick's Athletic

It was announced on 26 July 2019 that McAuley had signed an 18-month contract with Dublin club St Patrick's Athletic, given the number 21 shirt, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2020 season.[7] He made his debut in senior football on 2 August 2019, coming off the bench away to Cork City as his side won 1–0 thanks to a 91st minute winner from fellow debutant Ronan Hale.[8] McAuley came on from the bench in the 61st minute of the next game, an FAI Cup game against Bray Wanderers, scoring in the winner in the 74th minute of his home debut, for his first senior goal.[9] This earned McAuley his first senior start a week later at home to Sligo Rovers in the league. He scored the equaliser in the 51st minute as Pat's went on to win 2–1.[10] It was announced on the 6th November 2019 that McAuley had been released a year early by new Pat's manager Stephen O'Donnell having failed to impress him in his 7 games in charge.[11]

Bohemians

On the 3rd December 2019, Bohemians announced that they had signed McAuley from Dublin rivals St Patrick's Athletic.[12][13]

International career

McAuley has played at Republic of Ireland U17 and Republic of Ireland U19 level.

Career statistics

Professional appearances – correct as of 3 December 2019.[14]

Club Division Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Liverpool Premier League 2017–18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Template:Efn 0 0 0
2018–19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Template:Efn 0 0 0
St Patrick's Athletic League of Ireland Premier Division 2019 8 1 2 1 0 0 0Template:Efn 0 0Template:Efn 0 10 2
Bohemians 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Template:Efn 0 0Template:Efn 0 0 0
Career Total 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named NS1
  2. "Rodgers beats title rivals City and Chelsea to net young Irish ace McAuley". 29 April 2014. https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/soccer/rodgers-beats-title-rivals-city-and-chelsea-to-net-young-irish-ace-mcauley-266894.html. 
  3. "Squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". http://www.premierleague.com/news/465277. 
  4. "Republic of Ireland - G. McAuley - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". https://us.soccerway.com/players/glen-mcauley/421851/. 
  5. "Liverpool U23 vs. West Ham United U23 - 17 February 2018 - Soccerway". https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2018/02/17/england/premier-league-2-division-one/liverpool-u23/west-ham-united-u23/2547288/. 
  6. Byrne, Ruairi Scott. "Liverpool confirm the release of three Irish academy players". https://www.buzz.ie/football/three-irish-academy-players-released-liverpool-328570. 
  7. "Saints Sign McAuley". https://www.stpatsfc.com/news.php?id=8487. 
  8. https://www.sseairtricityleague.ie/match/cork-city-vs-st-patricks-athletic/id-025K46AAP4000000VUM100GLVVH56HPG
  9. https://www.sseairtricityleague.ie/match/st-patricks-athletic-vs-bray-wanderers/id-027QU88CE4000000VUM100GLVU79J4RS
  10. "Extratime.ie - Live Updates - 2019 League of Ireland Premier Division - St. Patrick's Athletic -v- Sligo Rovers". https://www.extratime.ie/matches/detail/35766/2/. 
  11. "Saints marching out". https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/league-of-ireland/saints-marching-out-38665688.html. 
  12. "Tweet". 3 December 2019. https://twitter.com/bfcdublin/status/1201889340839907329?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet. "Welcome to the club, Glen McAuley / The 19-year-old joins after a brief stint with St Patrick's Athletic last season. / The striker, who has been capped for Ireland all the way up to U19 level, spent the previous five years with Liverpoolpic.twitter.com/3QksLYpGu3" 
  13. Dunne, Alex (3 December 2019). "Bohs sign former Liverpool striker Glen McAuley from St. Pat's". https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer/soccer-news/bohemians-sign-former-liverpool-striker-21018025. 
  14. "Republic of Ireland – G.McAuley". Ie.soccerway.com. https://ie.soccerway.com/players/glen-mcauley/421851/. Retrieved 2019-09-19. 

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