David McGurn
Personal information
Full name David Edward McGurn[1]
Date of birth (1980-09-14) 14 September 1980 (age 41)[1]
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Position(s) Goalkeeper[1]
Club information
Current team
Kelty Hearts (Goalkeeper Coach)
Youth career
Queen's Park
Hillwood Boys Club
2001–2002 Greenock Morton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 Greenock Morton 82 (0)
2008–2016 Raith Rovers 180 (0)
2015–2016Stranraer (loan) 15 (0)
2016–2019 Cowdenbeath 76 (0)
2019–2021 Raith Rovers 11 (0)
2021– Cowdenbeath 0 (0)
2021Falkirk (loan) 0 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 26 November 2021 (UTC)

David Edward McGurn (born 14 September 1980) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Scottish League Two club Cowdenbeath. McGurn previously played for Greenock Morton, Raith Rovers and Stranraer.

Career

McGurn was born in Glasgow.[1] He began his senior Greenock Morton career in 2003 when he was signed by John McCormack from Hillwood Boys Club. McGurn had previously played in the youth teams at Queen's Park, under John McCormack.[2] In his first season McGurn was second in line behind first-choice goalkeeper Craig Coyle. He spent all of the 2003–04 season on the substitutes bench.[citation needed]

He was the regular first-choice goalkeeper for Greenock Morton initially when Jim McInally replaced John McCormack as manager, when he also worked as the club's goalkeeping coach until David Wylie returned to the club. When Jim McInally took charge Craig Coyle was out injured and from there McGurn retained his place in the side until Jim McInally signed Paul Mathers.[citation needed]

He was released by Greenock Morton in May 2008 and signed for Scottish Second Division club Raith Rovers a few days later.[3] On 29 April 2015, McGurn sign a new contract to stay at Raith Rovers for the next two years at least.[4]

On 28 August 2015, McGurn agreed a season-long loan with Stranraer.[5]

On 21 June 2016, McGurn signed for Cowdenbeath.[6]

On 4 June 2019, McGurn signed for Raith Rovers, as a player-coach, on a part-time basis.[7]

Outside of football

McGurn works as a lecturer at Cardonald College in sports coaching and fitness.[2] He is also a Culture & Sport Glasgow activity coach, Glasgow football section coach and a qualified SFA goalkeeping coach.[8] He is married to wife Alana, with whom he has a daughter.[2]

Career statistics

As of match played 28 October 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Greenock Morton 2004–05[9] Scottish Second Division 23 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
2005–06[10] Scottish Second Division 29 0 2 0 1 0 6[a] 0 38 0
2006–07[11] Scottish Second Division 14 0 0 0 1 0 2[b] 0 17 0
2007–08[12] Scottish First Division 16 0 4 0 0 0 1[b] 0 21 0
Total 82 0 7 0 2 0 9 0 100 0
Raith Rovers 2008–09[13] Scottish Second Division 30 0 0 0 2 0 1[b] 0 33 0
2009–10[14] Scottish First Division 35 0 6 0 1 0 1[b] 0 43 0
2010–11[15] Scottish First Division 22 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 24 0
2011–12[16] Scottish First Division 34 0 1 0 2 0 1[b] 0 38 0
2012–13[17] Scottish First Division 27 0 1 0 3 0 2[b] 0 33 0
2013–14[18] Scottish Championship 10 0 0 0 2 0 1[b] 0 13 0
2014–15[19] Scottish Championship 22 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
Total 180 0 12 0 12 0 6 0 210 0
Stranraer (loan) 2015–16[20] Scottish League One 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Cowdenbeath 2016–17[21] Scottish League Two 21 0 1 0 4 0 1[b] 0 27 0
2017–18[22] Scottish League Two 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Total 23 0 2 0 6 0 1 0 32 0
Career total 300 0 22 0 20 0 16 0 358 0
  1. ^ Four appearances in Scottish Challenge Cup, two in Scottish First Division play-offs
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Appearance(s) in Scottish Challenge Cup

Honours

Greenock Morton

Raith Rovers

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "D. McGurn: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "All in a day's work for McGurn". Scottish Football League. 6 April 2012. Archived from the original on 24 May 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Five players arrive in Kirkcaldy". BBC Sport. 21 May 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2008.
  4. ^ "McGurn Signs Contract Extension". Raith Rovers F.C. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  5. ^ "McGurn Loan Deal Goes Through". Raith Rovers F.C. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Goalkeeping Legend Moves to Central Park: Testimonial Announced". Raith Rovers F.C. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  7. ^ "McGurn Signs Contract to Return to Raith Rovers". Raith Rovers F.C. 4 June 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  8. ^ "David McGurn - Lecturer and Goal Keeper". Cardonald College. 18 February 2012. Archived from the original on 24 December 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  9. ^ "Games played by David McGurn in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Games played by David McGurn in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Games played by David McGurn in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Games played by David McGurn in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Games played by David McGurn in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Games played by David McGurn in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Games played by David McGurn in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Games played by David McGurn in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  17. ^ "Games played by David McGurn in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Games played by David McGurn in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  19. ^ "Games played by David McGurn in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Games played by David McGurn in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  21. ^ "Games played by David McGurn in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  22. ^ "Games played by David McGurn in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 October 2017.