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Josh Magennis

Name: Joshua Magennis
Born: 15 August 1990, Bangor
Height: 6.02 ft
Weight: 14.07 st
Position: Forward/Goalkeeper/Full-Back

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Full, 17 Under-21 caps / 4 goals, 6 Under-19 Caps / 1 goal, 2 Under-17 Caps.

Club Career:
Teams....... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- -League- FA Cup FL Cup Other
Bryansburn Rangers ............ Youth
Lisburn Youth.................. Youth
Distillery .................... Youth
Glentoran .................2005 Youth .0 (0)/ 0
Cardiff City 07/08-09/10 ..2007 Youth .1 (8)/ 0 ...... 0(1)/1
Grimsby Town 09/10 ..... Oct-09 .Loan .1 (1)/ 0
Aberdeen ....10/11-13/14 Jul-10 .Free 42(63)/10 4(6)/1 5(3)/1  
St Mirren ...13/14 ..... Jan-14 .Loan .7 (6)/ 0
Kilmarnock ..14/15-16/17 Jul-14 .Free 70 (2)/18 3(1)/0 6(1)/2 1(0)/0
Charlton Ath 16/17-17/18 Aug-16 £250k
Bolton Wdrs. 18/19
Hull City .. 19/20- date


Josh Magennis claimed Northern Ireland Under-17 caps as a goalkeeper and featured on the bench for Cardiff before being converted to a forward. He made a handful of outfield appearances for the Bluebirds, earning a place in the Northern Ireland squad that traveled to the USA and Chile in the summer of 2010.

On his return from international duty, Magennis was released by Cardiff. He joined Aberdeen, but endured a difficult first season at Pittodrie and it seemed likely that he would again be released until Craig Brown decided to give him a run in the team at full-back late in the 2011/12 season. He remained with Aberdeen until 2014, earning a reputation as something of a jack-of-all-trades. For Northern Ireland he continued as a regular squad member, coming off the bench to add a bit of muscle in whatever position was required.

A 2014 move to Kilmarnock saw Magennis enjoy a sustained run in attack for the first time in his career, though he struggled to find the net on a regular basis, dividing opinion among fans. For Northern Ireland's successful Euro 2016 qualification campaign Michael O'Neill installed him as first choice back-up to Kyle Lafferty and he became a regular feature as a second-half substitute, with his presence notably aiding Northern Ireland to a late win over the Faroe Islands and an even later equaliser against Hungary in September 2015. The following month, with Kyle Lafferty suspended for the key qualifying match against Greece, Magennis started his first competitive match. His looping header that put Northern Ireland 2-0 up early in the second-half was greeted by emotional celebrations, essentially sealing the team's place in France and answering the critics who had questioned Magennis' place in the team.

2015/16 saw Magennis enjoy his best season in front of goal as he scored thirteen times for a struggling Kilmarnock side that only avoided relegation from the Premiership with a play-off victory over Falkirk. He traveled to Euro 2016 with the emergence of Conor Washington and the club-form of Will Grigg putting his position as first-choice back-up under threat. Magennis need not have worried as his unique attributes continued to be recognised as useful by Michael O'Neill.

Early in the 2016/17 season Magennis was the subject of several bids from English League One side Charlton and eventually a £250,000 fee was agreed.

More to follow.

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Northern Ireland Cap Details:
26-05-2010 Turkey....... N L 0-2 FR. sub
30-05-2010 Chile........ A L 0-1 FR..sub
17-11-2010 Morocco...... H D 1-1 FR..sub
06-02-2013 Malta........ A D 0-0 FR..sub
26-03-2013 Israel....... H L 0-2 WCQ sub
30-05-2014 Uruguay...... A L 0-1 FR..sub
04-06-2014 Chile........ A L 0-2 FR..sub
11-10-2014 Faroe Islands H W 2-0 ECQ sub
14-10-2014 Greece....... A W 2-0 ECQ sub
26-03-2015 Scotland..... A L 0-1 FR
29-03-2015 Finland...... H W 2-1 ECQ sub
31-05-2015 Qatar........ N D 1-1 FR..sub
04-09-2015 Faroe Islands A W 3-1 ECQ sub
07-09-2015 Hungary...... H D 1-1 ECQ sub
08-10-2015 Greece....... H W 3-1 ECQ 1 goal
11-10-2015 Finland...... A D 1-1 ECQ sub
13-11-2015 Latvia....... H W 1-0 FR. sub
28-03-2016 Slovenia..... H W 1-0 FR. sub
04-06-2016 Slovakia..... A D 0-0 FR. sub
16-06-2016 Ukraine...... N W 2-0 ECF sub
21-06-2016 Germany...... N L 0-1 ECF sub
25-06-2016 Wales........ N L 0-1 ECQ sub
still active

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
11-08-2009 Portugal...... A L 1-2 FR
04-09-2009 Czech Republic A L 0-2 ECQ
08-09-2009 Iceland....... H L 2-6 ECQ sub 2 goals
13-10-2009 Iceland....... A L 1-2 ECQ
13-11-2009 Germany....... H D 1-1 ECQ sub
03-09-2010 San Marino.... H W 4-0 ECQ
07-09-2010 Germany....... A L 0-3 ECQ sub
09-02-2011 Wales......... A L 0-2 FR. sub
31-05-2011 Faroe Islands. A D 0-0 ECQ
10-08-2011 Faroe Islands. H W 4-0 ECQ 1 goal

still active

Pictures courtesy of Roy Cathcart.


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