Andrew McNeil Soccer Goalkeeper

Andrew "Andy" McNeil (born 19 January 1987 in Edinburgh, Scotland) is a Scottish professional association football goalkeeper who currently plays for Livingston. McNeil was previously with Hibernian, for whom he played in the 2007 Scottish League Cup Final win. He has also represented Scotland at three youth international levels. A former student at Leith Academy, McNeil drew early inspiration, and an inclination towards goalkeeping, from watching Jim Leighton play for his local side, Hibs. He opted to start his career in England, however, joining Southampton in August 2003 through their academy system, earning a professional contract in 2004. He was a member of Southampton's youth team that reached the 2005 FA Youth Cup Final, losing on aggregate to Ipswich Town. McNeil negotiated an early release from his contract when new Saints manager George Burley signed a rival young goalkeeper, Bartosz Białkowski, in January 2006. Despite occasionally appearing on the substitute's bench, he did not make a competitive appearance during his time with Southampton. Two days after his departure from the St Mary's Stadium, McNeil returned to Edinburgh to sign for Hibernian.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 19th, 1987
Place of birth
Edinburgh, Scotland
Nationality
Scotland
Places lived
Edinburgh , United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories
pop. 495,360 (2011)

Teams played 1

Hibernian F.C. Football

From To Position
2006 2009 Goalkeeper

Hibernian Football Club (/hɨˈbɜrniən/ hə-BER-ni-ən) are a Scottish professional football club based in Leith, in the north of Edinburgh. They are one of two Scottish Premier League clubs in the city, the other being their Edinburgh derby rivals, Hearts. Hibernian were founded in 1875 by Irish immigrants, but support for the club is now based on geography rather than ethnicity or religion. The Irish heritage of Hibernian is still reflected, however, in its name, colours and badge. The name of the club is usually shortened to Hibs. The team are also called The Hibees (pronounced /ˈhaɪbiːz/ HY-beez) and The Cabbage, a shortening of the rhyming slang for Hibs of "Cabbage and Ribs", by fans of the club, who are themselves also known as Hibbies. Home matches are played at the Easter Road stadium, which the club have played at since 1893, when the club also joined the Scottish Football League. Hibernian have played in the Scottish Premier League since 1999, one year after the breakaway league was founded. Hibernian have won the Scottish league championship four times, most recently in 1952.

General club info

Club founded August, 1875
Leagues
Scottish Championship
Scottish Premier League
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Football League First Division
Stadiums
Easter Road
1893 -
Team colors

Managers

Manager From To
Alan Stubbs 2014
Terry Butcher 2013-11 2014-06-10
Jimmy Nicholl 2013 2013-11
Pat Fenlon 2011-11-25 2013
John Hughes 2009-06-08 2010-10-04
Willie MacFarlane 1969-09 1970-12

Official website

www.hibernianfc.co.uk

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

2005 - 2009 - Forward
2004 - 2009 - Midfielder
2007 - 2008 - Forward
2007 - 2009 - Midfielder
2009 - 2012 - Goalkeeper
2008 - 2011 - Midfielder
2004 - 2009 - Forward
2004 - 2006 - Defender

Player statistics

From To Appearances Goals scored
2006-01-31 2009-05-31 31

Wikipedia

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