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Gareth McAuley


ABOUT
ABOUT

Gareth Gerald McAuley is a Northern Irish footballer who plays for West Bromwich Albion as a defender. McAuley began his career at Linfield and spent some time in early 2000 on loan at Ballyclare Comrades. In the summer of 2004, McAuley decided the time had come to look for a move into full-time football in the EnglishFootball League. hE joined Lincoln City on a two-year deal with Coleraine receiving £10,000 for his services. McAuley signed for Leicester City on 5 June 2006, after reaching the end of his contract at Lincoln, signing a three-year deal. He scored his first senior goal for Leicester on 17 January in a 4–3 defeat to Fulham in the FA Cup. McAuley signed for Ipswich Town on 18 June 2008 and was named captain for the 08/09 season. On 6 November 2010, McAuley played his 100th game for Ipswich Town, in which he scored the winner in a 2–1 win against Sheffield United. On 23 May 2011, West Bromwich Albion officially announced McAuley would be signing a three year contract beginning 1 July; he scored his first goal for the team in a 3-2 win away at Newcastle in December 2011. He received his first cap against Germany as his team lost 4–1 in a friendly match on 4 June 2005
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