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Derek McGill’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro Footballer
Is Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 
From United Kingdom 
Type Sports 
Gender male
Birth 14 October 1975, Lanark
Age: 44 years

Derek McGill (born 14 October 1975) is a Scottish former footballer who played as a Forward. He enjoyed a five-year professional career in Scotland with Falkirk, Hamilton Academical, Raith Rovers, and Queen’s Park; and also briefly played for English club Port Vale.

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Playing career

McGill started his career with Falkirk in 1993, but after three years he moved on to Hamilton Academical. Four goals for the Second Division club justified a move into the Scottish Premier Division with Raith Rovers in 1996. He made eight appearances in the 1996–97 season. The club were relegated and the next season McGill was used more frequently in the First Division. He bagged a brace on his return to Douglas Park, as Academicals had achieved promotion the previous season.

In September 1998, McGill completed his Scottish Football League set by dropping into the Third Division with Queen’s Park. The next month he moved south to England, signing for Port Vale in the First Division on a free transfer. He made three substitute appearances away from Vale Park before returning to the Scottish First Division in December 1998 with old club Hamilton. However he was released before the year was out.

Statistics

Club Season Division League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Raith Rovers 1996–97 Premier Division 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1997–98 First Division 17 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 4
Total 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 4
Queen’s Park 1998–99 Third Division 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Port Vale 1998–99 First Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Hamilton Academical 1998–99 First Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Notes
  • Statistics pre-Raith Rovers are unavailable.
  • “Games played by Derek McGill in 1996/1997”. Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  • “Games played by Derek McGill in 1997/1998”. Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  • ^ “Games played by Derek McGill in 1998/1999”. Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 September 2011.