Paddy McCourt

Date of birth16 December 1983
Place of birthDerry
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight70 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder/Forward

Paddy McCourt became the second full international in Rochdale's history only 14 minutes after Lee McEvilly had become the first.

Lee had come on after 63 minutes of Northern Ireland's friendly with Spain on 17 April 2002, and Paddy - who has also represented his country at Under-21 level - followed him on to the Windsor Park pitch shortly afterwards.

He was made available for transfer by Rochdale in September 2004.

Paddy joined Barnsley in August 2013 with a one-year contract.

He joined Brighton & Hove Albion in August 2014 with a one-year contract.

Paddy joined Luton Town in July 2015 with a two-year contract that was cancelled in May 2016.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Rochdale 11 Feb 2002 18 Jan 2005
Norwich City 08 Sep 2003 12 Sep 2003 T
Crewe Alexandra 22 Sep 2003 26 Sep 2003 T
Motherwell 13 Dec 2004 17 Dec 2004 T
Shamrock Rovers 18 Jan 2005 01 Aug 2005
Derry City 01 Aug 2005 19 Jun 2008
Celtic 19 Jun 2008 30 Jun 2013
Barnsley 22 Aug 2013 30 Jun 2014
Brighton and Hove Albion 19 Aug 2014 30 Jun 2015
Notts County 21 Feb 2015 31 May 2015 L
Luton Town 01 Jul 2015 24 May 2016
Glenavon 19 Jul 2016

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Rochdale FA Cup
2
2001-02 Rochdale LDV Vans Trophy
2
2001-02 Rochdale League Division 3 10
13
4
1
2001-02 Rochdale League Division 3 Play-Offs
1
2002-03 Rochdale FA Cup
2
1
1
2002-03 Rochdale LDV Vans Trophy
1
2002-03 Rochdale League Cup
1
2002-03 Rochdale League Division 3 12
14
3
3
2003-04 Rochdale FA Cup 2
2003-04 Rochdale LDV Vans Trophy
1
2003-04 Rochdale League Cup
1
2003-04 Rochdale League Division 3 6
18
2
2
2004-05 Rochdale LDV Vans Trophy 1
2004-05 Rochdale League Cup
1
2004-05 Rochdale League Two 3
3
2009-10 Celtic UEFA Champions League
1
2011-12 Celtic UEFA Europa League 1
1
2012-13 Celtic UEFA Champions League
2
2013-14 Barnsley League Championship 15
8
2
3
2014-15 Brighton and Hove Albion League Championship
10
1
2014-15 Brighton and Hove Albion League Cup 2
1
2014-15 Notts County League One 11
1
1
4
2015-16 Luton Town FA Cup 1
2015-16 Luton Town League Two 15
9
1
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
16 Oct 2001 Rochdale v Southport W 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
30 Oct 2001 Rochdale v Port Vale L 1-2 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
03 Nov 2001 Rochdale v Torquay United W 2-0 League Division 3
10 Nov 2001 Bristol Rovers v Rochdale W 0-2 League Division 3
27 Nov 2001 Rochdale v Tamworth W 1-0 FA Cup 1st round replay
08 Dec 2001 Blackpool v Rochdale L 2-0 FA Cup 2nd round
15 Dec 2001 Rochdale v Southend United L 0-1 League Division 3
26 Dec 2001 Kidderminster Harriers v Rochdale L 4-1 League Division 3
29 Dec 2001 Exeter City v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
12 Jan 2002 Macclesfield Town v Rochdale W 0-1 League Division 3
19 Jan 2002 Rochdale v Oxford United D 1-1 League Division 3
02 Feb 2002 Mansfield Town v Rochdale L 3-1 League Division 3
05 Feb 2002 Rochdale v York City W 5-4 League Division 3
09 Feb 2002 Rochdale v Luton Town W 1-0 League Division 3
16 Feb 2002 Rushden and Diamonds v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
23 Feb 2002 Scunthorpe United v Rochdale L 2-1 League Division 3
02 Mar 2002 Rochdale v Shrewsbury Town W 1-0 League Division 3
05 Mar 2002 Halifax Town v Rochdale W 1-2 League Division 3
09 Mar 2002 Southend United v Rochdale D 0-0 League Division 3
16 Mar 2002 Rochdale v Hartlepool United D 0-0 League Division 3
23 Mar 2002 Cheltenham Town v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
30 Mar 2002 Rochdale v Leyton Orient W 3-0 League Division 3
01 Apr 2002 Torquay United v Rochdale L 3-0 League Division 3
06 Apr 2002 Rochdale v Darlington W 3-1 League Division 3
09 Apr 2002 Rochdale v Hull City W 3-2 League Division 3
13 Apr 2002 Lincoln City v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
20 Apr 2002 Rochdale v Bristol Rovers W 2-1 League Division 3
30 Apr 2002 Rochdale v Rushden and Diamonds L 1-2
Agg: 3-4
League Division 3 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
10 Aug 2002 Rochdale v Leyton Orient W 1-0 League Division 3
11 Sep 2002 Sheffield Wednesday v Rochdale L 1-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
14 Sep 2002 Rochdale v Shrewsbury Town D 1-1 League Division 3
17 Sep 2002 Rochdale v Cambridge United W 4-3 League Division 3
21 Sep 2002 Kidderminster Harriers v Rochdale D 0-0 League Division 3
28 Sep 2002 Rochdale v Macclesfield Town W 3-1 League Division 3
19 Oct 2002 Rochdale v Scunthorpe United L 1-2 League Division 3
22 Oct 2002 Rochdale v Bury L 0-1 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
26 Oct 2002 Boston United v Rochdale L 3-1 League Division 3
29 Oct 2002 Rochdale v Exeter City D 3-3 League Division 3
30 Nov 2002 Torquay United v Rochdale D 2-2 League Division 3
14 Dec 2002 Rochdale v Hartlepool United W 4-0 League Division 3
17 Dec 2002 Rochdale v Bristol Rovers W 3-2 FA Cup 2nd round replay
21 Dec 2002 Bury v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
26 Dec 2002 Rochdale v Wrexham D 2-2 League Division 3
16 Feb 2003 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Rochdale L 3-1 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 2003 Rochdale v Carlisle United L 0-1 League Division 3
25 Feb 2003 Leyton Orient v Rochdale W 0-1 League Division 3
01 Mar 2003 Shrewsbury Town v Rochdale L 3-1 League Division 3
04 Mar 2003 Cambridge United v Rochdale D 2-2 League Division 3
11 Mar 2003 Rochdale v AFC Bournemouth D 1-1 League Division 3
15 Mar 2003 Rochdale v Boston United W 1-0 League Division 3
18 Mar 2003 Scunthorpe United v Rochdale L 3-1 League Division 3
22 Mar 2003 Exeter City v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
24 Mar 2003 Rushden and Diamonds v Rochdale D 3-3 League Division 3
05 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Torquay United L 0-2 League Division 3
08 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Bristol Rovers D 1-1 League Division 3
12 Apr 2003 York City v Rochdale D 2-2 League Division 3
15 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Kidderminster Harriers L 0-1 League Division 3
18 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Bury L 1-2 League Division 3
09 Aug 2003 Rochdale v Yeovil Town L 1-3 League Division 3
16 Aug 2003 Bristol Rovers v Rochdale D 0-0 League Division 3
19 Aug 2003 Stoke City v Rochdale L 2-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
23 Aug 2003 Rochdale v Cambridge United D 2-2 League Division 3
06 Sep 2003 York City v Rochdale W 1-2 League Division 3
13 Sep 2003 Carlisle United v Rochdale L 3-2 League Division 3
20 Sep 2003 Rochdale v Hull City L 0-2 League Division 3
11 Oct 2003 Rochdale v Northampton Town D 1-1 League Division 3
14 Oct 2003 Carlisle United v Rochdale L 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
25 Oct 2003 Rochdale v Swansea City L 0-1 League Division 3
01 Nov 2003 Leyton Orient v Rochdale L 2-1 League Division 3
08 Nov 2003 Bury v Rochdale W 1-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
15 Nov 2003 Rochdale v Kidderminster Harriers L 0-1 League Division 3
22 Nov 2003 Southend United v Rochdale L 4-0 League Division 3
06 Dec 2003 Rochdale v Luton Town L 0-2 FA Cup 2nd round
13 Dec 2003 Bury v Rochdale W 1-2 League Division 3
20 Dec 2003 Rochdale v Boston United W 1-0 League Division 3
28 Dec 2003 Rochdale v York City L 1-2 League Division 3
10 Jan 2004 Yeovil Town v Rochdale L 1-0 League Division 3
17 Jan 2004 Rochdale v Bristol Rovers D 2-2 League Division 3
24 Jan 2004 Cambridge United v Rochdale D 0-0 League Division 3
31 Jan 2004 Darlington v Rochdale L 1-0 League Division 3
07 Feb 2004 Rochdale v Mansfield Town W 3-0 League Division 3
14 Feb 2004 Northampton Town v Rochdale L 3-1 League Division 3
13 Mar 2004 Rochdale v Bury D 0-0 League Division 3
17 Apr 2004 Rochdale v Leyton Orient W 3-0 League Division 3
01 May 2004 Rochdale v Southend United D 1-1 League Division 3
08 May 2004 Oxford United v Rochdale L 2-0 League Division 3
07 Aug 2004 Scunthorpe United v Rochdale L 3-1 League Two
10 Aug 2004 Rochdale v Swansea City L 0-2 League Two
14 Aug 2004 Rochdale v Southend United W 2-0 League Two
21 Aug 2004 Wycombe Wanderers v Rochdale W 0-3 League Two
23 Aug 2004 Rochdale v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-4 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
28 Aug 2004 Rochdale v Bury L 0-3 League Two
28 Sep 2004 Rochdale v Scarborough W 4-1 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
30 Oct 2004 Rochdale v Macclesfield Town W 3-0 League Two


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Northern Ireland International Friendly
1
2001-02 Northern Ireland Under-21 1
2002-03 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
1
2002-03 Northern Ireland Under-21
2
2004-05 Northern Ireland Under-21 1
2005-06 Northern Ireland Under-21 1
2008-09 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup
1
2009-10 Northern Ireland International Friendly
1
2010-11 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
2010-11 Northern Ireland Nations Cup 1
2010-11 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship
2
2011-12 Northern Ireland International Friendly
1
2011-12 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
2
1
2012-13 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup
2
2012-13 Northern Ireland International Friendly
1
2013-14 Northern Ireland International Friendly
1
2014-15 Northern Ireland International Friendly
2
2014-15 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship
1
2015-16 Northern Ireland International Friendly
1


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
12 Feb 2002 Northern Ireland v Germany L 0-1 U21
17 Apr 2002 Northern Ireland v Spain L 0-5 International Friendly
06 Sep 2002 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 U21
11 Oct 2002 Spain v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
15 Oct 2002 Northern Ireland v Ukraine D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
11 Feb 2003 Northern Ireland v Finland W 3-1 U21
28 Mar 2003 Armenia v Northern Ireland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
18 Aug 2004 Northern Ireland v Switzerland D 0-0 U21
16 Aug 2005 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 U21
11 Feb 2009 San Marino v Northern Ireland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
14 Nov 2009 Northern Ireland v Serbia L 0-1 International Friendly
17 Nov 2010 Northern Ireland v Morocco D 1-1 International Friendly
09 Feb 2011 Northern Ireland v Scotland L 0-3 Nations Cup
25 Mar 2011 Serbia v Northern Ireland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group C
29 Mar 2011 Northern Ireland v Slovenia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group C
10 Aug 2011 Northern Ireland v Faroe Islands W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group C
07 Oct 2011 Northern Ireland v Estonia L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group C
29 Feb 2012 Northern Ireland v Norway L 0-3 International Friendly
14 Nov 2012 Northern Ireland v Azerbaijan D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group F
06 Feb 2013 Malta v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2013 Northern Ireland v Israel L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group F
05 Mar 2014 Cyprus v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 2014 Northern Ireland v Faroe Islands W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group F
25 Mar 2015 Scotland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 International Friendly
31 May 2015 Northern Ireland v Qatar D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Nov 2015 Northern Ireland v Latvia W 1-0 International Friendly


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