Stuart McCall

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Stuart McCall
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McCall (2007)
Surname Andrew Stuart Murray McCall
birthday June 10, 1964
place of birth LeedsEngland
size 170 cm
position Central midfield
Years station
Bradford City
Years station Games (goals) 1
1982-1988 Bradford City 238 (37)
1988-1991 Everton FC 103 0(6)
1991-1998 Glasgow Rangers 194 (14)
1998-2002 Bradford City 157 0(8)
2002-2005 Sheffield United 71 0(2)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1990-1998 Scotland 40 0(1)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
2000 Bradford City (interim)
2007-2010 Bradford City
2010-2014 Motherwell FC
2015 Glasgow Rangers
2016-2018 Bradford City
2018-2019 Scunthorpe United
2020– Bradford City
1 Only league games are given.

Andrew Stuart Murray McCall (born June 10, 1964 in Leeds ) is a former Scottish football player and current coach.

Player career

McCall was trained at the Bradford City Youth Academy and made his debut on August 28, 1982 against Reading FC , where he played for City legend Ces Podd . He was part of the team that won first place in the third division in the 1984/85 season . However, this was overshadowed by a major fire disaster that also seriously injured McCall's father. McCall publicly criticized Bradford's mistake in not having secured the stands better when more spectators were interested in the games due to the good position in the table.

When in the 1987/88 season the promotion was missed by a point in the last game, it was inevitable that the two talented young players McCall and John Hendrie left the club. McCall joined Everton FC in June 1988 for £ 850,000 . He got off to a bad start at Goodison Park , but was able to show his skills in the 1989 FA Cup final . After being substituted on, he forced two goals for extra time. This feat faded in the face of the game by Liverpool's Ian Rush , who also scored twice and secured the victory for Liverpool FC .

In the 1991/92 season McCall moved to the Glasgow Rangers , where he came to fame. In the summer of 1998 he moved back to Bradford and led the team as captain for promotion to the Premier League . The relegation in the following season is also largely thanks to McCall, whose tireless commitment in midfield was an important component in the fight against relegation.

In 2001 Bradford got down again and McCall's contract, which expired at the end of the next season, was not renewed by then manager Nicky Law . McCall's farewell game against his "great love" Glasgow Rangers attracted over 21,000 spectators to the Valley Parade Stadium. That summer, McCall moved to Sheffield United , where, despite his biblical age of 39 for a professional footballer, he held an important place in the first team and led Sheffield's reserve team to win the league as coach.

Coaching career

In 2005 he retired from his active career and became the assistant coach of Neil Warnock at Sheffield United . On May 22, 2007 he took over the coaching position at Bradford City , where he was released in early February 2010. At the end of December 2010 he took over the coaching position at the Scottish first division club FC Motherwell . In late January 2013, he joined Gordon Strachan's coaching staff for the Scottish national football team , but continued to coach Motherwell FC.

International appearances

McCall received invitations from the English and Scottish U21 teams on the same day in 1984 and, after much hesitation, decided on the English selection. However, he could only be found there on the substitute bench. He changed his mind after a while and played for Scotland for the first time in March 1988 - ironically against England .

The 1990 World Cup in Italy , where he scored a goal against Sweden, can be seen as the highlight of McCall's career . He also played for Scotland at Euro 96 , but not at the 1998 World Cup . In total, he ran 40 times for Scotland and scored one goal.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. McCall joins Scotland National Team backroom staff , January 24, 2013, accessed January 25, 2013