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James McCarthy

BornNovember 12, 1990

James McCarthy is a professional footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic as a midfielder. McCarthy made his debut for Hamilton against Queen of the South as a substitute on 30 September 2006, becoming the youngest player to play for Hamilton Academical in the 21st century. On 6 January 2007, at 16 years and 55 days old, McCarthy became the youngest player ever to score in Hamilton Academical's history when he scored in a Scottish Cup defeat against Livingston. He also won the SPFA Young Player of the Year award for the 2008–09 season. Hamilton moved to Wigan Athletic on 21 July 2009, on a five-year deal, believed to be worth just under £1.2 million. He scored his first goal for Wigan in the FA Cup third round victory against fellow Premier League teamHull City on 2 January 2010 and marked his first Premier League start with a goal in a 2–0 victory away to Wolverhampton Wanderers on 16 January 2010. In August 2011, McCarthy signed a new five-year contract at the club. McCarthy made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland Under-17s in January 2007 against Italy. He was quickly promoted to the Under-18s and played his first game at that level versus Germany in November 2007. McCarthy received his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland national squad in February 2010, for a friendly with Brazil played in London. McCarthy made his competitive debut for the Republic of Ireland on 26 March 2011 in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier against Macedonia.
5 reasons why the defensive midfielder is the most important player on the pitch
5 reasons why the defensive midfielder is the most important player on the pitch
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EPL 2016/17: Liverpool 3-1 Everton, 5 talking points
EPL 2016/17: Liverpool 3-1 Everton, 5 talking points
Liverpool dominated Everton in a comfortable 3-1 victory at Anfield, thereby completing the double against their city rivals.
EPL 2016/17: Team of the Week, Gameweek 24
EPL 2016/17: Team of the Week, Gameweek 24
A team of the Premier League's best from gameweek 24.
EPL 2016/17: Everton 0-1 Liverpool - Player Ratings
EPL 2016/17: Everton 0-1 Liverpool - Player Ratings
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Everton 3-0 Manchester United - 5 Talking Points
Everton 3-0 Manchester United - 5 Talking Points
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Chelsea and Everton charged with failing to control players by The FA
Chelsea and Everton charged with failing to control players by The FA
The incident in the 86th minute saw an altercation with Branislav Ivanovic and James McCarthy
Jose Mourinho walks out of interview following repeated questions over Ivanovic headbutt
Jose Mourinho walks out of interview following repeated questions over Ivanovic headbutt
Jose Mourinho was unimpressed by suggestions that Ivanovic tried to headbutt James McCarthy and walked out a post-match interview and threatened to do the same during press conference.
Everton vs Liverpool: Preview of Steven Gerrard's last Merseyside Derby
Everton vs Liverpool: Preview of Steven Gerrard's last Merseyside Derby
Preview of Steven Gerrard's last Merseyside derby at Goodison Park between Everton and Liverpool
Is James McCarthy Everton's most valuable player?
Is James McCarthy Everton's most valuable player?
James McCarthy - the driving force behind Everton
FIFA 14: Best Irish team
FIFA 14: Best Irish team
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Roy Keane urges James McCarthy to stay at Everton despite Manchester United
Roy Keane urges James McCarthy to stay at Everton despite Manchester United
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has urged midfielder James McCarthy to stay at Everton as Man United’s interest picks up. McCarthy, 23, signed for Everton last summer for £16 million as Roberto Martinez brought him to Goodison from Wigan Athletic, after winning the FA Cup. The Irishman has been a star in the Blues’ [...]The post
Roy Keane urges James McCarthy to snub Manchester United
Roy Keane urges James McCarthy to snub Manchester United
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Top 10 Premier League signings of the season
In the age of inflated prices, signing on fees and influential agents, making a successful signing is far from straight forward. England’s top tier ...
Rumour: Manchester United linked with a shock move for Everton midfielder
Rumour: Manchester United linked with a shock move for Everton midfielder
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Top 5 value for money EPL signings in 2013-14 so far
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Why Lukaku will dominate the EPL this season
Why Lukaku will dominate the EPL this season
San Siro to be shut for AC Milan's game against Udinese
San Siro to be shut for AC Milan's game against Udinese
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Scout report: Nick Powell’s continued rise to stardom
Stats: Everton vs Chelsea comparison
Stats: Everton vs Chelsea comparison
Transfer deadline day: Everton sign three players
Transfer deadline day: Everton sign three players
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