Paul Quinn (footballer, born 1985)

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Paul Quinn
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Quinn playing for Cardiff City
Personal information
Full name Paul Charles Quinn[1]
Date of birth (1985-07-21) 21 July 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Wishaw, Scotland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2009 Motherwell 161 (3)
2009–2012 Cardiff City 46 (1)
2012–2014 Doncaster Rovers 73 (2)
2014–2015 Ross County 29 (3)
2015–2016 Aberdeen 13 (1)
2016–2017 Ross County 33 (0)
2017–2018 Dundee United 16 (0)
National team
2004–2006 Scotland U21[2] 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:46, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

Paul Charles Quinn (born 21 July 1985) is a Scottish footballer. His usual position is right back, but he can also play at centre back or on the right wing. Quinn started his career at Motherwell and has also played for Cardiff City, Doncaster Rovers, Ross County (two spells), Aberdeen and Dundee United.

Career[edit]

Motherwell[edit]

Born in Wishaw, Quinn came through the youth ranks at Motherwell and signed a professional contract with the club on 12 May 2002. In the 2002–03 season, he made his first professional appearance for the club, replacing Brian Dempsie as a substitute during the SPL game against Celtic on 1 December 2002,[3] he did not feature regularly but in following seasons he proved his worth and also his versatility, by starting 27 and 26 games in all competitions during the 2003–04 and 2004–05 seasons respectively, filling a number of different positions in the Motherwell defence. Quinn scored his first goal for Motherwell during the Scottish Premier League match against Kilmarnock on 21 February 2004,[4] he did not score another goal for the club for over three years, when he scored during a league match against Aberdeen on 15 September 2007.

He was restricted to just 21 games during the 2005–06 season, but in the following seasons, he established himself as a first team player and at the beginning of the 2007–08 season he was a first choice in the Motherwell defence, displacing Martyn Corrigan at right back; such has been the quality of his performances and the general improvement in his game under Mark McGhee that Corrigan was limited to one starting performance during the first half of the 2007–08 season and left to seek first-team football at Kilmarnock.

On 11 January 2008, it was announced that Quinn would assume the role of club captain, due to the sudden death of Phil O'Donnell the previous month. At the age of 22, Quinn became one of the youngest captains in the Motherwell's history. Although vice-captain Stephen Craigan was widely expected to be promoted to the position of club captain, he continued in his existing role.

Cardiff City[edit]

On 4 June 2009 he signed for Football League Championship side Cardiff City on a three-year contract for a fee of around £300,000,[5] describing the transfer as his "ideal move",[6] he made his debut for the club in a 4–0 win over Scunthorpe United, the first competitive match at the Cardiff City Stadium. On 17 August 2010, it was revealed that Motherwell were still owed around £175,000 of the transfer fee and that no further payments had been made toward the fee since January 2010.[7] However, the following week Cardiff reached an agreement with Motherwell and £100,000 of the remaining fee was paid.[8] Quinn scored his first Cardiff goal on 2 April 2011, in a 4–1 win over Derby County.[9]

Quinn was named captain for the League Cup game against Oxford United.[10] and again for Huddersfield Town. He got his first league appearance off the season against Southampton, on 28 September, following a knock to Kevin McNaughton in the game. After only four starts during the season, Quinn was released at the end of his contract.[11]

Doncaster Rovers[edit]

Following his release, Quinn joined Doncaster Rovers on trial playing in a goalless draw against Sheffield Wednesday.[12] On 9 August, Quinn signed a one-year deal at Keepmoat Stadium.[13]

Quinn then went on to make 43 league and cup appearances for Doncaster Rovers, helping them become League 1 Champions when he cleared the missed penalty at the Brentford game on the final day of the season, his long pass out of the box finding Billy Paynter just inside his own half who went up to the other end and passed to James Coppinger to score the winner. On 27 July 2013 he signed a new deal lasting till June 2015.[14] However, on 22 August 2014, his contract with the club was ended by mutual consent[15]

Ross County[edit]

Quinn returned to Scottish football in October 2014, when he signed for Ross County,[16] he made his debut as a substitute in Ross County's 5–0 loss against Celtic on 18 October 2014.[17]

Aberdeen[edit]

In June 2015, Quinn signed a two-year deal with Aberdeen after becoming a free agent,[18] he made his debut for Aberdeen on 2 July 2015, against FK Shkëndija in the first qualifying round of the Europa League.[19] Quinn scored his first league goal for Aberdeen in the 86th minute of a 2–1 victory against Celtic at Pittodrie, sending Aberdeen to the top of the table.[20]

Ross County (second spell)[edit]

On 26 January 2016, Quinn returned to Ross County, signing an 18-month contract,[21] he scored on his debut as Ross County beat Celtic 3–1 to reach the final of the Scottish League Cup.[22] He played in the final, as Ross County won 2–1 against Hibernian.[23]

Ahead of the 2016–17 season, Quinn was handed the captaincy at Ross County, after the previous captain Andrew Davies had asked to leave the club.[24] At the end of his contract, Quinn was released by Ross County.[25]

Dundee United[edit]

Quinn signed a short-term contract with Scottish Championship club Dundee United in August 2017.[26] In January 2018, he extended his contract until the end of the 2017–18 season.[27][28] Quinn was released by United in May 2018, following the end of his contract.[29]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 30 December 2018 [30]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Motherwell 2002–03[31] Scottish Premier League 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2003–04[32] 26 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
2004–05[33] 23 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 26 0
2005–06[34] 18 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 21 0
2006–07[35] 26 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 29 0
2007–08[36] 31 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 35 3
2008–09[37] 33 1 3 0 1 0 2[a] 0 39 1
Total 161 3 8 0 12 1 2 0 183 4
Cardiff City 2009–10[38] Championship 22 0 2 0 2 0 1[b] 0 27 0
2010–11[39] 23 1 1 0 2 0 1[b] 0 27 1
2011–12[40] 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Total 46 1 4 0 7 0 2 0 59 1
Doncaster Rovers 2012–13[41] League One 38 0 1 0 3 0 1[c] 0 43 0
2013–14[42] Championship 35 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 37 2
Total 73 2 2 0 4 0 1 0 80 2
Ross County 2014–15[43] Scottish Premiership 29 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 30 3
Aberdeen 2015–16[44] Scottish Premiership 13 1 0 0 0 0 5[a] 0 18 1
Ross County 2015–16[44] Scottish Premiership 14 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 18 2
2016–17[45] 19 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 22 1
Total 33 0 3 2 4 1 0 0 40 3
Dundee United 2017–18[46] Championship 16 0 1 0 0 0 2[d] 0 19 0
Career total 371 10 19 2 27 2 12 0 428 14
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Europa League
  2. ^ a b Appearances in the Championship play-offs
  3. ^ Appearance in the Football League Trophy
  4. ^ Appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup

Honours[edit]

Doncaster Rovers
Ross County

Personal life[edit]

On 27 April 2008, Quinn was rushed to hospital with a broken jaw after an unprovoked attack outside the notorious Baker Street establishment in Wishaw.

In June 2008, Quinn and his girlfriend were robbed at gunpoint whilst holidaying in Florida, United States; the couple had been returning to their hotel when the incident took place.[47]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Motherwell 1–0 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 21 February 2004. Retrieved 21 February 2004.
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  9. ^ "Cardiff 4 – 1 Derby". BBC Sport. 2 April 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  10. ^ "Oxford Utd 1 – 3 Cardiff". BBC Sport. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
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  12. ^ "Doncaster Rovers 0 Sheffield Wednesday 0". Doncaster Rovers F.C. Official Site. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
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  17. ^ "Ross County 0-5 Celtic: Hoops return to winning ways in emphatic style". STV Sport. 18 October 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
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  19. ^ Spence, Jim (2 July 2015). "Shkendija 1-1 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  20. ^ Moffat, Colin (12 September 2015). "Aberdeen 2-1 Celtic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  21. ^ Dowden, Martin (26 January 2016). "Paul Quinn: Ross County re-sign defender after Aberdeen exit". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  22. ^ Durent, Jamie (31 January 2016). "Three-goal Ross County see off Celtic to book League Cup Final spot". Highland News. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  23. ^ a b Wilson, Richard (13 March 2016). "Scottish League Cup Final: Hibernian 1 Ross County 2". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
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  26. ^ "Paul Quinn: Dundee United sign defender on short-term deal". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 August 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
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