Brendan McGill


Player Profile

Place of Birth: Swords

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Midfield

Height: Not Available

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Feb 2011 Oct 2012 Shelbourne
Jul 2009 Nov 2010 Drogheda United
Aug 2008 Nov 2008 Bohemians


Start DateEnd DateTeam

In August 1998, aged 17, Brendan signed for Peter Reid at Sunderland where he made one senior appearance in a League Cup tie against Luton Town. He spent three years at the club before going on loan to Carlisle United in September 2001, signing a permanent deal in August 2002.

In five years at Carlisle Brendan made 160 league appearances and score 19 league goals before signing for Scottish side Gretna in May 2006. He spent two years with Gretna, making 9 league appearances and scoring twice in 2006/07 as the club won promotion to the SPL. He also played in their 5-1 defeat to Derry City in the UEFA Cup. In 2007/08 Brendan made 30 league appearances in the SPL and scored three goals.

At the end of the Scottish season, Brendan returned to Ireland and signed for Bohemians in the summer transfer window of 2008. He made his league debut for Bohs in a 2-0 win against Galway United at Terryland Park on 22nd August and scored his first goal two weeks later in a 1-0 win over Sligo Rovers. He ended the 2008 season having made 6 league appearances, scoring twice.

At the end of the '08 season Brendan went back to England where he lined out for Barrow FC until the end of their 08/09 season, returning to ireland to sign for Drogheda United on 8 July 2009. He made his first appearance in a 1-0 away win over Derry City two days later and over the next season and a half he made a total of 34 league appearances for the Drogs, scoring three times.

In 2011 he signed for Alan Mathews at Shelbourne and made 25 league appearances as The Reds finally won promotion from the First Division. He also played in the FAI Cup final as Shelbourne lost on penalties to Sligo Rovers. The following year Brendan made a further 10 league appearances for Shels but he left the club at the end of the 2012 season.


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