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James McCarthy

James McCarthy
Squad No: 16
D.o.B: 12/11/1990
Birthplace: Glasgow
Height: 180cm
Weight: 72kg
Appearances: 56 (6)
Goals: 1

Everton secured the signing of the talented and highly-rated midfielder James McCarthy in a deadline-beating swoop in September 2013.

The central midfielder renewed his partnership with Blues boss Roberto Martinez following the Spaniard's switch from Wigan to Everton.

Despite his relatively young age, McCarthy had already racked up well over 100 Premier League appearances when he made the £13 move to Goodison Park.

He had also helped the Latics win the 2013 FA Cup when they recorded a shock 1-0 win over Manchester City, under Martinez.

Earlier in his career, McCarthy had been a teenage prodigy at Hamilton Academical in Scotland, making his debut aged 15. He quickly became a regular for the Accies and helped them to promotion to the Scottish Premier League in 2008.

Such were his efforts the following season, he won the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year award - with teams south of the border taking note.

McCarthy had already been on trial at Reading and Liverpool before Martinez made the then-18-year-old one of his first signings at the DW Stadium.

His comfort on the ball meant the midfielder quickly found a synergy with his manager's desired style of play and in his first season in England he also won his first senior Ireland cap.

Despite being born in and so eligible for Scotland, McCarthy had already pledged his allegiance to the Republic of Ireland because of his Irish grandparents.

After a succession of excellent Premier League displays as Wigan gamely avoided relegation, McCarthy was handed the chance to take his career to the next level at Everton after the Latics finally dropped to the Championship in 2013.

Career Stats - James McCarthy

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
2013 2014 31 (3) 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 36 (3) 1
2014 2015 15 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 5 (1) 0 20 (3) 0
Total 46 (4) 1 4 0 1 (1) 0 5 (1) 0 56 (6) 1
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 14/09/2013 26/02/2015 56 (6) 1


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