George McCartney

Date of birth29 April 1981
Place of birthBelfast
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight79 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender/Left back

George's contract at Sunderland was extended to June 2007 in May 2004.

He joined West Ham United in August 2006 with a three-year contract and a player exchange deal involving Clive Clarke.

His West Ham contract was extended to June 2013 in July 2008.

George returned to Sunderland in September 2008 with a five-year contract.

After a loan spell, he re-joined West Ham United in July 2012 with a two-year contract.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Sunderland FA Cup
1
2000-01 Sunderland Premier League 1
1
2000-01 Sunderland Worthington Cup 2
1
2001-02 Sunderland FA Cup 1
2001-02 Sunderland Premier League 12
6
3
2001-02 Sunderland Worthington Cup 1
2002-03 Sunderland FA Cup 1
2
1
2002-03 Sunderland Premier League 16
8
5
2002-03 Sunderland Worthington Cup 2
1
1
2003-04 Sunderland Carling Cup 1
2003-04 Sunderland FA Cup 6
2
2003-04 Sunderland League Division 1 40
1
4
2003-04 Sunderland League Division 1 Play-Offs 2
2004-05 Sunderland FA Cup 2
2004-05 Sunderland League Championship 35
1
4
2005-06 Sunderland Premier League 13
4
2006-07 West Ham United Carling Cup 1
2006-07 West Ham United FA Cup 2
2006-07 West Ham United Premier League 16
6
4
2007-08 West Ham United Carling Cup 4
1
2007-08 West Ham United FA Cup 2
2007-08 West Ham United Premier League 38
1
4
2008-09 Sunderland FA Cup 1
1
2008-09 Sunderland Premier League 16
4
2008-09 West Ham United Carling Cup 1
2008-09 West Ham United Premier League
1
2009-10 Sunderland Carling Cup 2
2009-10 Sunderland FA Cup 1
1
2009-10 Sunderland Premier League 20
5
3
2010-11 Leeds United League Championship 32
7
2011-12 West Ham United Carling Cup 1
2011-12 West Ham United FA Cup 1
1
2011-12 West Ham United League Championship 36
2
1
6
2011-12 West Ham United League Championship Play-Offs
3
2012-13 West Ham United Capital One Cup 1
2012-13 West Ham United Premier League 9
3
2
2013-14 West Ham United Capital One Cup 4
2013-14 West Ham United Premier League 20
2
4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Sep 2000 Sunderland v Luton Town W 3-0 Worthington Cup 2nd round 1st leg
26 Sep 2000 Luton Town v Sunderland W 1-2 Worthington Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
31 Oct 2000 Bristol Rovers v Sunderland W 1-2 Worthington Cup 3rd round
17 Feb 2001 Sunderland v West Ham United L 0-1 FA Cup 5th round
24 Feb 2001 Leicester City v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
16 Apr 2001 Coventry City v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
22 Aug 2001 Fulham v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
08 Sep 2001 Sunderland v Blackburn Rovers W 1-0 Premier League
12 Sep 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland L 4-2 Worthington Cup 2nd round
16 Sep 2001 Aston Villa v Sunderland D 0-0 Premier League
19 Sep 2001 Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-2 Premier League
03 Nov 2001 Leicester City v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
18 Nov 2001 Sunderland v Leeds United W 2-0 Premier League
25 Nov 2001 Liverpool v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
09 Dec 2001 Sunderland v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
29 Dec 2001 Ipswich Town v Sunderland L 5-0 Premier League
05 Jan 2002 Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
02 Feb 2002 Manchester United v Sunderland L 4-1 Premier League
02 Mar 2002 Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland L 2-1 Premier League
05 Mar 2002 Sunderland v Bolton Wanderers W 1-0 Premier League
16 Mar 2002 Chelsea v Sunderland L 4-0 Premier League
23 Mar 2002 Sunderland v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
07 Apr 2002 Leeds United v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
13 Apr 2002 Sunderland v Liverpool L 0-1 Premier League
20 Apr 2002 West Ham United v Sunderland L 3-0 Premier League
27 Apr 2002 Charlton Athletic v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
01 Oct 2002 Cambridge United v Sunderland W 0-7 Worthington Cup 2nd round
28 Oct 2002 Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
06 Nov 2002 Arsenal v Sunderland W 2-3 Worthington Cup 3rd round
10 Nov 2002 Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 Premier League
17 Nov 2002 Liverpool v Sunderland D 0-0 Premier League
23 Nov 2002 Sunderland v Birmingham City L 0-1 Premier League
30 Nov 2002 Chelsea v Sunderland L 3-0 Premier League
03 Dec 2002 Sheffield United v Sunderland L 2-0 Worthington Cup 4th round
09 Dec 2002 Sunderland v Manchester City L 0-3 Premier League
15 Dec 2002 Sunderland v Liverpool W 2-1 Premier League
21 Dec 2002 West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
26 Dec 2002 Sunderland v Leeds United L 1-2 Premier League
28 Dec 2002 Southampton v Sunderland L 2-1 Premier League
01 Jan 2003 Manchester United v Sunderland L 2-1 Premier League
04 Jan 2003 Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 2003 Sunderland v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
14 Jan 2003 Sunderland v Bolton Wanderers W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
18 Jan 2003 Everton v Sunderland L 2-1 Premier League
28 Jan 2003 Sunderland v Southampton L 0-1 Premier League
01 Feb 2003 Sunderland v Charlton Athletic L 1-3 Premier League
05 Feb 2003 Sunderland v Blackburn Rovers D 2-2 FA Cup 4th round replay
08 Feb 2003 Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland L 4-1 Premier League
01 Mar 2003 Fulham v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
15 Mar 2003 Sunderland v Bolton Wanderers L 0-2 Premier League
22 Mar 2003 West Ham United v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
05 Apr 2003 Sunderland v Chelsea L 1-2 Premier League
12 Apr 2003 Birmingham City v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
19 Apr 2003 Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion L 1-2 Premier League
21 Apr 2003 Manchester City v Sunderland L 3-0 Premier League
11 May 2003 Sunderland v Arsenal L 0-4 Premier League
09 Aug 2003 Nottingham Forest v Sunderland L 2-0 League Division 1
16 Aug 2003 Sunderland v Millwall L 0-1 League Division 1
23 Aug 2003 Preston North End v Sunderland W 0-2 League Division 1
25 Aug 2003 Sunderland v Watford W 2-0 League Division 1
30 Aug 2003 Bradford City v Sunderland W 0-4 League Division 1
13 Sep 2003 Sunderland v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Division 1
16 Sep 2003 Stoke City v Sunderland L 3-1 League Division 1
20 Sep 2003 Derby County v Sunderland D 1-1 League Division 1
23 Sep 2003 Sunderland v Huddersfield Town L 2-4 Carling Cup 2nd round
27 Sep 2003 Sunderland v Reading W 2-0 League Division 1
30 Sep 2003 Sunderland v Ipswich Town W 3-2 League Division 1
04 Oct 2003 Sheffield United v Sunderland W 0-1 League Division 1
14 Oct 2003 Sunderland v Cardiff City D 0-0 League Division 1
18 Oct 2003 Sunderland v Walsall W 1-0 League Division 1
21 Oct 2003 Sunderland v Rotherham United D 0-0 League Division 1
25 Oct 2003 Norwich City v Sunderland L 1-0 League Division 1
01 Nov 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland D 0-0 League Division 1
04 Nov 2003 Gillingham v Sunderland W 1-3 League Division 1
08 Nov 2003 Sunderland v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division 1
22 Nov 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Sunderland L 3-0 League Division 1
29 Nov 2003 Sunderland v Burnley D 1-1 League Division 1
02 Dec 2003 Sunderland v Wigan Athletic D 1-1 League Division 1
08 Dec 2003 Coventry City v Sunderland D 1-1 League Division 1
13 Dec 2003 West Ham United v Sunderland L 3-2 League Division 1
20 Dec 2003 Sunderland v Wimbledon W 2-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 2003 Sunderland v Bradford City W 3-0 League Division 1
28 Dec 2003 Rotherham United v Sunderland W 0-2 League Division 1
03 Jan 2004 Sunderland v Hartlepool United W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2004 Sunderland v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League Division 1
17 Jan 2004 Millwall v Sunderland L 2-1 League Division 1
24 Jan 2004 Ipswich Town v Sunderland W 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
07 Feb 2004 Watford v Sunderland D 2-2 League Division 1
14 Feb 2004 Sunderland v Birmingham City D 1-1 FA Cup 5th round
21 Feb 2004 Cardiff City v Sunderland L 4-0 League Division 1
25 Feb 2004 Birmingham City v Sunderland W 0-2 FA Cup 5th round replay
03 Mar 2004 Walsall v Sunderland W 1-3 League Division 1
07 Mar 2004 Sunderland v Sheffield United W 1-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
10 Mar 2004 Sunderland v Preston North End D 3-3 League Division 1
13 Mar 2004 Sunderland v West Ham United W 2-0 League Division 1
16 Mar 2004 Sunderland v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 1
20 Mar 2004 Reading v Sunderland W 0-2 League Division 1
23 Mar 2004 Sunderland v Gillingham W 2-1 League Division 1
27 Mar 2004 Sunderland v Derby County W 2-1 League Division 1
04 Apr 2004 Millwall v Sunderland L 1-0 FA Cup Semi-final
06 Apr 2004 Wimbledon v Sunderland W 1-2 League Division 1
18 Apr 2004 Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion L 0-1 League Division 1
01 May 2004 Sunderland v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 1
04 May 2004 Sunderland v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division 1
14 May 2004 Crystal Palace v Sunderland D 0-0 League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
17 May 2004 Sunderland v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
07 Aug 2004 Coventry City v Sunderland L 2-0 League Championship
28 Aug 2004 Sunderland v Wigan Athletic D 1-1 League Championship
31 Aug 2004 Reading v Sunderland L 1-0 League Championship
11 Sep 2004 Gillingham v Sunderland W 0-4 League Championship
14 Sep 2004 Sunderland v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 League Championship
18 Sep 2004 Sunderland v Preston North End W 3-1 League Championship
24 Sep 2004 Leeds United v Sunderland W 0-1 League Championship
28 Sep 2004 Sheffield United v Sunderland L 1-0 League Championship
02 Oct 2004 Sunderland v Derby County D 0-0 League Championship
16 Oct 2004 Sunderland v Millwall W 1-0 League Championship
19 Oct 2004 Watford v Sunderland D 1-1 League Championship
21 Nov 2004 Sunderland v Ipswich Town W 2-0 League Championship
27 Nov 2004 Stoke City v Sunderland W 0-1 League Championship
04 Dec 2004 Sunderland v West Ham United L 0-2 League Championship
11 Dec 2004 Cardiff City v Sunderland W 0-2 League Championship
18 Dec 2004 Sunderland v Burnley W 2-1 League Championship
26 Dec 2004 Sunderland v Leeds United L 2-3 League Championship
28 Dec 2004 Nottingham Forest v Sunderland W 1-2 League Championship
01 Jan 2005 Preston North End v Sunderland L 3-2 League Championship
03 Jan 2005 Sunderland v Gillingham D 1-1 League Championship
08 Jan 2005 Sunderland v Crystal Palace W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 2005 Derby County v Sunderland W 0-2 League Championship
22 Jan 2005 Sunderland v Sheffield United W 1-0 League Championship
29 Jan 2005 Everton v Sunderland L 3-0 FA Cup 4th round
04 Feb 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sunderland D 1-1 League Championship
12 Feb 2005 Sunderland v Watford W 4-2 League Championship
19 Feb 2005 Brighton and Hove Albion v Sunderland L 2-1 League Championship
22 Feb 2005 Sunderland v Rotherham United W 4-1 League Championship
26 Feb 2005 Sunderland v Cardiff City W 2-1 League Championship
04 Mar 2005 Burnley v Sunderland W 0-2 League Championship
12 Mar 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Sunderland W 0-1 League Championship
15 Mar 2005 Sunderland v Plymouth Argyle W 5-1 League Championship
19 Mar 2005 Sunderland v Coventry City W 1-0 League Championship
05 Apr 2005 Wigan Athletic v Sunderland W 0-1 League Championship
09 Apr 2005 Sunderland v Reading L 1-2 League Championship
17 Apr 2005 Ipswich Town v Sunderland D 2-2 League Championship
29 Apr 2005 West Ham United v Sunderland W 1-2 League Championship
08 May 2005 Sunderland v Stoke City W 1-0 League Championship
04 Feb 2006 West Ham United v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
15 Feb 2006 Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
05 Mar 2006 Manchester City v Sunderland L 2-1 Premier League
11 Mar 2006 Sunderland v Wigan Athletic L 0-1 Premier League
18 Mar 2006 Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
25 Mar 2006 Sunderland v Blackburn Rovers L 0-1 Premier League
01 Apr 2006 Everton v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
14 Apr 2006 Manchester United v Sunderland D 0-0 Premier League
17 Apr 2006 Sunderland v Newcastle United L 1-4 Premier League
22 Apr 2006 Portsmouth v Sunderland L 2-1 Premier League
01 May 2006 Sunderland v Arsenal L 0-3 Premier League
04 May 2006 Sunderland v Fulham W 2-1 Premier League
07 May 2006 Aston Villa v Sunderland L 2-1 Premier League
13 Sep 2008 Wigan Athletic v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
20 Sep 2008 Sunderland v Middlesbrough W 2-0 Premier League
27 Sep 2008 Aston Villa v Sunderland L 2-1 Premier League
04 Oct 2008 Sunderland v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
18 Oct 2008 Fulham v Sunderland D 0-0 Premier League
25 Oct 2008 Sunderland v Newcastle United W 2-1 Premier League
29 Oct 2008 Stoke City v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
01 Nov 2008 Chelsea v Sunderland L 5-0 Premier League
24 Jan 2009 Sunderland v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
27 Jan 2009 Sunderland v Fulham W 1-0 Premier League
01 Feb 2009 Newcastle United v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
04 Feb 2009 Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland L 2-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
07 Feb 2009 Sunderland v Stoke City W 2-0 Premier League
21 Feb 2009 Arsenal v Sunderland D 0-0 Premier League
03 Mar 2009 Liverpool v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
07 Mar 2009 Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
14 Mar 2009 Sunderland v Wigan Athletic L 1-2 Premier League
22 Mar 2009 Manchester City v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
15 Aug 2009 Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland W 0-1 Premier League
18 Aug 2009 Sunderland v Chelsea L 1-3 Premier League
22 Aug 2009 Sunderland v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 Premier League
24 Aug 2009 Norwich City v Sunderland W 1-4 Carling Cup 2nd round
29 Aug 2009 Stoke City v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
19 Sep 2009 Burnley v Sunderland L 3-1 Premier League
27 Sep 2009 Sunderland v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 5-2 Premier League
03 Oct 2009 Manchester United v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
17 Oct 2009 Sunderland v Liverpool W 1-0 Premier League
24 Oct 2009 Birmingham City v Sunderland L 2-1 Premier League
27 Oct 2009 Sunderland v Aston Villa D 0-0 Carling Cup 4th round
31 Oct 2009 Sunderland v West Ham United D 2-2 Premier League
07 Nov 2009 Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
21 Nov 2009 Sunderland v Arsenal W 1-0 Premier League
28 Nov 2009 Wigan Athletic v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
12 Dec 2009 Sunderland v Portsmouth D 1-1 Premier League
15 Dec 2009 Sunderland v Aston Villa L 0-2 Premier League
19 Dec 2009 Manchester City v Sunderland L 4-3 Premier League
26 Dec 2009 Sunderland v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
28 Dec 2009 Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
02 Jan 2010 Sunderland v Barrow W 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 2010 Chelsea v Sunderland L 7-2 Premier League
27 Jan 2010 Everton v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
01 Feb 2010 Sunderland v Stoke City D 0-0 Premier League
06 Feb 2010 Sunderland v Wigan Athletic D 1-1 Premier League
09 Feb 2010 Portsmouth v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
20 Feb 2010 Arsenal v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
28 Feb 2010 Sunderland v Fulham D 0-0 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Sunderland 28 May 1998 08 Aug 2006
West Ham United 08 Aug 2006 01 Sep 2008
Sunderland 01 Sep 2008 01 Jul 2012
Leeds United 23 Sep 2010 31 Dec 2010 L
Leeds United 14 Jan 2011 31 May 2011 L
West Ham United 10 Aug 2011 31 May 2012 L
West Ham United 01 Jul 2012 30 Jun 2014

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-18 2
1999-00 Northern Ireland Under-18 2
1
2000-01 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-21 4
2001-02 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
1
2001-02 Northern Ireland International 2
1
2001-02 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
2002-03 Northern Ireland International 3
2002-03 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
2003-04 Northern Ireland International 1
2003-04 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1
2004-05 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1
2004-05 Northern Ireland International 2
2007-08 Northern Ireland International 1
2007-08 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
2008-09 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 6
3
2009-10 Northern Ireland International 3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Feb 2000 Northern Ireland v Denmark W 3-1 U18
10 Feb 2000 Northern Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 U18
30 Apr 2000 Ukraine v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 1
11 May 2000 Northern Ireland v Ukraine D 2-2 UEFA U18 2nd round group 1
06 Oct 2000 Northern Ireland v Denmark L 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 3
23 Mar 2001 Northern Ireland v Czech Republic L 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 3
27 Mar 2001 Bulgaria v Northern Ireland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
01 Jun 2001 Northern Ireland v Bulgaria D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
31 Aug 2001 Denmark v Northern Ireland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
05 Sep 2001 Northern Ireland v Iceland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Oct 2001 Malta v Northern Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
13 Feb 2002 Poland v Northern Ireland L 4-1 International
27 Mar 2002 Liechtenstein v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International
17 Apr 2002 Northern Ireland v Spain L 0-5 International
21 Aug 2002 Northern Ireland v Cyprus D 0-0 International
12 Oct 2002 Spain v Northern Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Oct 2002 Northern Ireland v Ukraine D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Feb 2003 Northern Ireland v Finland L 0-1 International
02 Apr 2003 Northern Ireland v Greece L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Jun 2003 Italy v Northern Ireland L 2-0 International
11 Jun 2003 Northern Ireland v Spain D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
06 Sep 2003 Ukraine v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
10 Sep 2003 Northern Ireland v Armenia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Oct 2003 Greece v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
18 Feb 2004 Northern Ireland v Norway L 1-4 International
08 Sep 2004 Wales v Northern Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
13 Oct 2004 Northern Ireland v Austria D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
10 Feb 2005 Northern Ireland v Canada L 0-1 International
04 Jun 2005 Northern Ireland v Germany L 1-4 International
22 Aug 2007 Northern Ireland v Liechtenstein W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
08 Sep 2007 Latvia v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
12 Sep 2007 Iceland v Northern Ireland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Oct 2007 Sweden v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Feb 2008 Northern Ireland v Bulgaria L 0-1 International
06 Sep 2008 Slovakia v Northern Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
10 Sep 2008 Northern Ireland v Czech Republic D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
11 Oct 2008 Slovenia v Northern Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
15 Oct 2008 Northern Ireland v San Marino W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
11 Feb 2009 San Marino v Northern Ireland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
01 Apr 2009 Northern Ireland v Slovenia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
12 Aug 2009 Northern Ireland v Israel D 1-1 International
14 Nov 2009 Northern Ireland v Serbia L 0-1 International
03 Mar 2010 Albania v Northern Ireland L 1-0 International


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.