Name: Mark McAllister
Born: 26 April 1988, Dungannon
Height: 5.09 ft
Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Under-23, 4 Under-21 Caps (2007-2008), Under-19.
Club Honours: (with Dungannon) Irish Cup Runner-Up 2006/07; (with Linfield) IFA Premiership Champion 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12; Irish Cup Winner 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 2013/14; (with Portadown) Irish Cup Runner-Up 2014/15.
Teams........... --Seasons-- Signed --Fee-- --League-- FACup FLCup Europe Other
Dungannon Swifts 05/06-08/09 ........ Youth .?? (?)/30* .......... 2(0)/1
Celtic ..................... May-07 ..Trial ..0 (0)/ 0
Linfield ....... 08/09-13/14 Jan-09 £35,000 154(50)/54* .......... 7(-)/0
Portadown ...... 14/15- date
* All domestic games.
A product of the highly successful Dungannon Swifts youth system, Mark McAllister came to the fore during the Swifts' run to the 2007 Irish Cup final in a season in which he scored 15 goals but missed from the spot in a penalty shoot-out defeat by Linfield. At the end of that season, only just 19 years-old, he undertook a successful trial with Celtic, but turned down an offer of a contract citing too much competition for places. Instead he sought a move to another mainland club with the likes of Cardiff, Norwich and Leeds all showing an interest. The expected move never materialised, but he did earn Northern Ireland Under-21 and Under-23 caps over the next few seasons and he scored the Swifts' first "major" European goal as Lithuanian side Sudava were defeated 1-0 at Windsor Park in the UEFA Cup in July 2007. When McAllister did eventually leave Stangmore Park in January 2009, it was for a part-time deal with Linfield for a fee believed to be around £35,000. He made his Blues debut in an Irish Cup win over PSNI and scored his first goal in a 1-0 league win back at Dungannon Swifts that same month. Although McAllister has collected the biggest honours since moving to Windsor Park, he has often found himself on the bench due to strong competition for places. In May 2011 he scored a late winner in the Irish Cup final win over Crusaders and scored a brace the following year as the cup was retained against the same opposition.
Linfield Career Details
Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
24-05-2007 Scotland A L 0-4 FR. sub
21-08-2007 Finland. H W 2-1 FR. sub
17-10-2007 Israel.. H L 1-3 ECQ sub
05-09-2008 Germany. A L 0-3 ECQ
Summary: 1(3)/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 3.