Gareth McAuley

Gareth McAuley is a Northern Ireland international defender who plays for . Born on 5th December 1979, the tall, powerful central-half began his career in his homeland, including time with Danske Bank Premiership sides Linfield, Crusaders and Coleraine, before starting his career in English football in League Two with Lincoln City in 2004. During two years with the Imps, he helped the club reach the 2005/6 play-off semi-finals before joining then Championship side Leicester City in July 2006. After two years at the King Power Stadium, he moved to Championship rivals Ipswich Town and named captain for the 2008/9 season. After three years in Suffolk, McAuley signed for West Brom on free transfer in July 2011 at the age of 32 – where he proved an instant hit, and a valuable contributor of goals from set-pieces, in his first experience of Premier League football. McAuley has over 65 caps for Northern Ireland, and played every minute of his country’s four matches at Euro 2016 – including a goal against Ukraine.

 Position:
Central Defender
  Country:
Northern Ireland
  Age:
40
 Position:
Central Defender
  Country:
Northern Ireland
  Age:
40

Gareth McAuley is a Northern Ireland international defender who plays for . Born on 5th December 1979, the tall, powerful central-half began his career in his homeland, including time with Danske Bank Premiership sides Linfield, Crusaders and Coleraine, before starting his career in English football in League Two with Lincoln City in 2004. During two years with the Imps, he helped the club reach the 2005/6 play-off semi-finals before joining then Championship side Leicester City in July 2006. After two years at the King Power Stadium, he moved to Championship rivals Ipswich Town and named captain for the 2008/9 season. After three years in Suffolk, McAuley signed for West Brom on free transfer in July 2011 at the age of 32 – where he proved an instant hit, and a valuable contributor of goals from set-pieces, in his first experience of Premier League football. McAuley has over 65 caps for Northern Ireland, and played every minute of his country’s four matches at Euro 2016 – including a goal against Ukraine.