Jackie McNamara

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Jackie McNamara
Personal information
Date of birth October 24, 1973 (age 33)
Place of birth    Glasgow, Scotland
Nickname Jackie Mac
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Wolves
Number 7
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1991-1995
1995-2005
2005-
Dunfermline Athletic
Celtic
Wolves
059 0(0)
255 (10)
021 0(0)   
National team2
1996-present Scotland 033 0(0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 13:27, 25 February 2007 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 18 October, 2006.
* Appearances (Goals)

John ("Jackie") McNamara, Jr. (born 24 October 1973 in Glasgow) is a professional footballer, who currently plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers and the Scottish national team.

McNamara started his career at Dunfermline Athletic F.C. as an attacking right wing-back. He moved to Celtic F.C. in 1995 for £600,000.

After an impressive start, which culminated in him being named Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year in 1996, the arrival of Martin O'Neill saw him relegated to a bit-part, reserve role.

McNamara became a consistent player for Celtic during the later part of O'Neill's tenure, being awarded the Football Writers Player of the Year in 2004. The following year McNamara was named captain when current captain Paul Lambert was injured and missed much of the season. A testimonial match against the Republic of Ireland ended 1-0 to Ireland, with Robbie Keane scoring late. New manager Gordon Strachan said that he valued McNamara's presence at the club.

However McNamara did not feel the contract offered was sufficient, and it was in acrimonious circumstances that he left to join Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer of 2005 on a free transfer under the Bosman ruling.

After a promising start to his Wolves career, McNamara sustained a cruciate knee ligament injury in the home match with Leicester City in September 2005. He came back in the penultimate game of the 2005/6 season at home to Brighton and Hove Albion.

McNamara played for Scotland in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and has filled a variety of defensive roles in his international career.

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Preceded by
Charlie Miller
Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year
1996
Succeeded by
Robbie Winters
Preceded by
Paolo Di Canio
Scottish PFA Players' Player of the Year
1998
Succeeded by
Henrik Larsson
Preceded by
Barry Ferguson
Scottish Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year
2004
Succeeded by
John Hartson


Flag of Scotland Scotland squad - 1998 FIFA World Cup Flag of Scotland

1 Leighton | 2 McNamara | 3 Boyd | 4 Calderwood | 5 Hendry | 6 T. McKinlay | 7 Gallacher | 8 Burley | 9 Durie | 10 Jackson | 11 Collins | 12 Sullivan | 13 Donnelly | 14 Lambert | 15 Gemmill | 16 Weir | 17 B. McKinlay | 18 Elliott | 19 Whyte | 20 Booth | 21 Gould | 22 Dailly | Coach: Brown

Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - Current Squad

1 Oakes | 3 N. Collins | 4 Olofinjana | 5 Breen | 6 Craddock | 7 McNamara | 8 Henry | 9 Cort | 10 Bothroyd | 11 Clapham | 12 Edwards | 14 Potter | 15 Rósa | 16 M. Davies | 17 Ward | 18 C. Davies | 20 Murray | 22 Gobern | 24 Gyepes | 25 Jones | 26 Little | 27 Mulgrew | 28 Ricketts | 29 O'Connor | 30 Ikeme | 32 McIndoe | 33 Riley | 34 Gleeson | 36 L. Collins | 37 Kightly | 39 Keogh | 40 Budtz | Manager: McCarthy

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