Rory McArdle

Date of birth01 May 1987
Place of birthMexborough, England
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight72 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

After a loan spell, Rory McArdle joined Rochdale in January 2007 with a contract to June 2009.

He joined Bradford City in June 2012 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2017 in May 2014.

Rory joined Scunthorpe United in July 2017 with a three-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Sheffield Wednesday 15 Jul 2005 08 Jan 2007
Rochdale 25 Jul 2005 29 Mar 2006 L
Rochdale 07 Nov 2006 07 Jan 2007 L
Rochdale 08 Jan 2007 30 Jun 2010
Aberdeen 01 Jul 2010 31 May 2012
Bradford City 06 Jun 2012 30 Jun 2017
Scunthorpe United 01 Jul 2017

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2005-06 Rochdale FA Cup 1
2005-06 Rochdale League Two 16
3
1
2
2006-07 Rochdale FA Cup 1
2006-07 Rochdale League Two 25
2
2006-07 Sheffield Wednesday League Championship
1
2007-08 Rochdale FA Cup 1
1
2007-08 Rochdale League Cup 2
1
2007-08 Rochdale League Two 42
1
2
5
2007-08 Rochdale League Two Play-Offs 3
1
1
2008-09 Rochdale FA Cup 3
1
2008-09 Rochdale Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
2008-09 Rochdale League Cup 1
2008-09 Rochdale League Two 41
2
7
2008-09 Rochdale League Two Play-Offs 2
1
2009-10 Rochdale FA Cup 2
2009-10 Rochdale League Two 17
3
2
2012-13 Bradford City FA Cup 3
1
2012-13 Bradford City Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2012-13 Bradford City League Cup 8
1
2012-13 Bradford City League Two 38
2
2
3
2012-13 Bradford City League Two Play-Offs 3
1
2013-14 Bradford City FA Cup 1
1
2013-14 Bradford City Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
1
2013-14 Bradford City League One 41
3
7
2014-15 Bradford City FA Cup 7
1
3
2014-15 Bradford City Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2014-15 Bradford City League Cup 3
1
2014-15 Bradford City League One 43
3
2
2
2015-16 Bradford City FA Cup 5
1
2015-16 Bradford City Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2015-16 Bradford City League Cup 1
1
2015-16 Bradford City League One 35
3
3
2015-16 Bradford City League One Play-Offs 2
1
2016-17 Bradford City FA Cup 1
2016-17 Bradford City Football League Trophy 5
2016-17 Bradford City League One 22
2
1
2016-17 Bradford City League One Play-Offs 3
1
2017-18 Scunthorpe United FA Cup 2
1
2017-18 Scunthorpe United League Cup 2
2017-18 Scunthorpe United League One 36
1
5
2017-18 Scunthorpe United League One Play-Offs 2
1


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
17 Sep 2005 Rochdale v Mansfield Town W 2-0 League Two
27 Sep 2005 Rochdale v Oxford United L 0-1 League Two
29 Oct 2005 Rochdale v Lincoln City L 1-2 League Two
05 Nov 2005 Rochdale v Brentford L 0-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
12 Nov 2005 Bristol Rovers v Rochdale W 1-2 League Two
19 Nov 2005 Rochdale v Chester City D 2-2 League Two
26 Nov 2005 Rochdale v Shrewsbury Town W 4-3 League Two
06 Dec 2005 Grimsby Town v Rochdale L 4-1 League Two
26 Dec 2005 Wrexham v Rochdale L 2-1 League Two
31 Dec 2005 Carlisle United v Rochdale L 2-1 League Two
21 Jan 2006 Mansfield Town v Rochdale L 1-0 League Two
24 Jan 2006 Torquay United v Rochdale W 1-3 League Two
28 Jan 2006 Rochdale v Boston United D 1-1 League Two
04 Feb 2006 Oxford United v Rochdale D 1-1 League Two
14 Feb 2006 Stockport County v Rochdale L 3-0 League Two
25 Feb 2006 Cheltenham Town v Rochdale D 1-1 League Two
11 Mar 2006 Macclesfield Town v Rochdale W 1-3 League Two
18 Mar 2006 Rochdale v Wrexham L 0-1 League Two
21 Mar 2006 Rochdale v Grimsby Town D 2-2 League Two
25 Mar 2006 Bury v Rochdale L 2-1 League Two
20 Nov 2006 Hartlepool United v Rochdale L 0-0 (2-4) FA Cup 1st round replay
25 Nov 2006 Rochdale v Mansfield Town W 2-0 League Two
05 Dec 2006 Macclesfield Town v Rochdale L 1-0 League Two
09 Dec 2006 Rochdale v Peterborough United L 0-1 League Two
15 Dec 2006 Hartlepool United v Rochdale L 1-0 League Two
23 Dec 2006 Milton Keynes Dons v Rochdale L 2-1 League Two
26 Dec 2006 Rochdale v Wrexham D 2-2 League Two
30 Dec 2006 Rochdale v Boston United W 4-0 League Two
01 Jan 2007 Grimsby Town v Rochdale W 0-4 League Two
06 Jan 2007 Wycombe Wanderers v Rochdale D 1-1 League Two
13 Jan 2007 Rochdale v Bristol Rovers L 0-1 League Two
27 Jan 2007 Rochdale v Milton Keynes Dons W 5-0 League Two
03 Feb 2007 Walsall v Rochdale D 1-1 League Two
17 Feb 2007 Notts County v Rochdale W 1-2 League Two
20 Feb 2007 Rochdale v Torquay United W 2-0 League Two
24 Feb 2007 Hereford United v Rochdale D 0-0 League Two
03 Mar 2007 Rochdale v Accrington Stanley W 4-2 League Two
16 Mar 2007 Chester City v Rochdale W 0-1 League Two
31 Mar 2007 Rochdale v Lincoln City W 2-0 League Two
03 Apr 2007 Rochdale v Swindon Town D 0-0 League Two
07 Apr 2007 Bury v Rochdale W 0-1 League Two
09 Apr 2007 Rochdale v Barnet L 0-2 League Two
14 Apr 2007 Mansfield Town v Rochdale W 1-2 League Two
21 Apr 2007 Rochdale v Macclesfield Town W 5-0 League Two
28 Apr 2007 Rochdale v Hartlepool United W 2-0 League Two
05 May 2007 Peterborough United v Rochdale D 3-3 League Two
11 Aug 2007 Peterborough United v Rochdale L 3-0 League Two
14 Aug 2007 Rochdale v Stoke City W 2-2 (4-2) League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
18 Aug 2007 Rochdale v Chester City L 1-2 League Two
25 Aug 2007 Hereford United v Rochdale D 1-1 League Two
28 Aug 2007 Rochdale v Norwich City L 1-1 (3-4) League Cup 2nd round
01 Sep 2007 Rochdale v Milton Keynes Dons W 3-2 League Two
15 Sep 2007 Barnet v Rochdale D 0-0 League Two
22 Sep 2007 Rochdale v Macclesfield Town D 1-1 League Two
29 Sep 2007 Shrewsbury Town v Rochdale W 3-4 League Two
02 Oct 2007 Darlington v Rochdale D 1-1 League Two
06 Oct 2007 Rochdale v Bury L 1-2 League Two
12 Oct 2007 Grimsby Town v Rochdale W 1-2 League Two
20 Oct 2007 Rochdale v Brentford D 1-1 League Two
27 Oct 2007 Morecambe v Rochdale D 1-1 League Two
03 Nov 2007 Rochdale v Dagenham and Redbridge W 1-0 League Two
06 Nov 2007 Rochdale v Stockport County L 1-2 League Two
10 Nov 2007 Southend United v Rochdale L 2-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
05 Dec 2007 Accrington Stanley v Rochdale W 1-2 League Two
08 Dec 2007 Rotherham United v Rochdale W 2-4 League Two
26 Dec 2007 Wrexham v Rochdale W 0-2 League Two
29 Dec 2007 Macclesfield Town v Rochdale D 2-2 League Two
01 Jan 2008 Rochdale v Darlington W 3-1 League Two
05 Jan 2008 Rochdale v Lincoln City L 0-2 League Two
12 Jan 2008 Wycombe Wanderers v Rochdale W 0-1 League Two
16 Jan 2008 Chesterfield v Rochdale W 3-4 League Two
26 Jan 2008 Milton Keynes Dons v Rochdale W 0-1 League Two
29 Jan 2008 Chester City v Rochdale W 0-4 League Two
02 Feb 2008 Rochdale v Peterborough United L 0-2 League Two
09 Feb 2008 Lincoln City v Rochdale L 2-1 League Two
12 Feb 2008 Rochdale v Hereford United L 2-4 League Two
16 Feb 2008 Bradford City v Rochdale W 1-2 League Two
23 Feb 2008 Rochdale v Wycombe Wanderers L 0-1 League Two
01 Mar 2008 Rochdale v Chesterfield L 0-1 League Two
08 Mar 2008 Mansfield Town v Rochdale W 0-4 League Two
11 Mar 2008 Stockport County v Rochdale L 2-0 League Two
16 Mar 2008 Rochdale v Accrington Stanley W 4-1 League Two
22 Mar 2008 Notts County v Rochdale L 1-0 League Two
24 Mar 2008 Rochdale v Rotherham United W 4-1 League Two
29 Mar 2008 Brentford v Rochdale W 0-2 League Two
01 Apr 2008 Rochdale v Bradford City W 2-1 League Two
05 Apr 2008 Rochdale v Grimsby Town W 3-1 League Two
08 Apr 2008 Rochdale v Notts County W 4-2 League Two
12 Apr 2008 Dagenham and Redbridge v Rochdale D 1-1 League Two
15 Apr 2008 Rochdale v Barnet W 3-0 League Two
19 Apr 2008 Rochdale v Morecambe W 1-0 League Two
26 Apr 2008 Bury v Rochdale D 1-1 League Two
10 May 2008 Darlington v Rochdale L 2-1 League Two Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
17 May 2008 Rochdale v Darlington W 2-1
Agg: 3-3 (5-4)
League Two Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
26 May 2008 Rochdale v Stockport County L 2-3 League Two Play-Offs Final
09 Aug 2008 Grimsby Town v Rochdale D 0-0 League Two
12 Aug 2008 Rochdale v Oldham Athletic L 0-0 (1-4) League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2008 Rochdale v Barnet W 3-1 League Two
23 Aug 2008 Bradford City v Rochdale L 2-0 League Two
30 Aug 2008 Rochdale v Bury D 1-1 League Two
06 Sep 2008 Rochdale v Wycombe Wanderers L 0-1 League Two
13 Sep 2008 Rotherham United v Rochdale D 2-2 League Two
20 Sep 2008 Rochdale v Chesterfield W 2-1 League Two
28 Sep 2008 Accrington Stanley v Rochdale W 1-3 League Two
04 Oct 2008 Rochdale v Dagenham and Redbridge L 0-2 League Two
07 Oct 2008 Rochdale v Carlisle United W 2-2 (4-3) Johnstones Paint Trophy 2nd round - northern section
10 Oct 2008 Lincoln City v Rochdale D 1-1 League Two
18 Oct 2008 Morecambe v Rochdale D 1-1 League Two
21 Oct 2008 Rochdale v Chester City W 6-1 League Two
25 Oct 2008 Rochdale v Aldershot Town W 3-1 League Two
28 Oct 2008 Notts County v Rochdale W 1-2 League Two
01 Nov 2008 Brentford v Rochdale W 1-2 League Two
04 Nov 2008 Scunthorpe United v Rochdale L 1-0 Johnstones Paint Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
08 Nov 2008 Barnet v Rochdale D 1-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
15 Nov 2008 Rochdale v Macclesfield Town D 1-1 League Two
18 Nov 2008 Rochdale v Barnet W 3-2 FA Cup 1st round replay
22 Nov 2008 Rochdale v Luton Town W 2-0 League Two
25 Nov 2008 Gillingham v Rochdale D 1-1 League Two
29 Nov 2008 Forest Green Rovers v Rochdale L 2-0 FA Cup 2nd round
20 Dec 2008 Exeter City v Rochdale L 4-1 League Two
26 Dec 2008 Rochdale v Shrewsbury Town W 2-1 League Two
28 Dec 2008 Port Vale v Rochdale L 2-1 League Two
03 Jan 2009 Rochdale v Accrington Stanley W 3-1 League Two
17 Jan 2009 Rochdale v Lincoln City D 2-2 League Two
24 Jan 2009 Dagenham and Redbridge v Rochdale L 3-2 League Two
27 Jan 2009 Rochdale v Notts County W 3-0 League Two
31 Jan 2009 Aldershot Town v Rochdale W 2-4 League Two
03 Feb 2009 Chester City v Rochdale W 0-2 League Two
14 Feb 2009 Macclesfield Town v Rochdale W 0-1 League Two
17 Feb 2009 Rochdale v Morecambe D 1-1 League Two
21 Feb 2009 Rochdale v Brentford L 1-2 League Two
10 Mar 2009 Rochdale v Bradford City W 3-0 League Two
14 Mar 2009 Rochdale v Rotherham United L 1-2 League Two
21 Mar 2009 Wycombe Wanderers v Rochdale W 0-1 League Two
25 Mar 2009 Chesterfield v Rochdale L 3-0 League Two
28 Mar 2009 Rochdale v Exeter City D 2-2 League Two
04 Apr 2009 AFC Bournemouth v Rochdale L 4-0 League Two
11 Apr 2009 Rochdale v Port Vale W 1-0 League Two
13 Apr 2009 Shrewsbury Town v Rochdale D 1-1 League Two
18 Apr 2009 Rochdale v Darlington L 0-2 League Two
25 Apr 2009 Luton Town v Rochdale D 1-1 League Two
02 May 2009 Rochdale v Gillingham L 0-1 League Two
07 May 2009 Rochdale v Gillingham D 0-0 League Two Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
10 May 2009 Gillingham v Rochdale L 2-1
Agg: 2-1
League Two Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
17 Oct 2009 Grimsby Town v Rochdale W 0-2 League Two
24 Oct 2009 Rochdale v Accrington Stanley L 1-2 League Two
31 Oct 2009 AFC Bournemouth v Rochdale W 0-4 League Two
07 Nov 2009 Luton Town v Rochdale D 3-3 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
11 Nov 2009 Rochdale v Luton Town L 0-2 FA Cup 1st round replay
14 Nov 2009 Rochdale v Chesterfield L 2-3 League Two
21 Nov 2009 Dagenham and Redbridge v Rochdale W 1-2 League Two
28 Dec 2009 Rochdale v Morecambe W 4-1 League Two
26 Jan 2010 Rochdale v Port Vale D 0-0 League Two
06 Feb 2010 Rochdale v Crewe Alexandra W 2-0 League Two
27 Feb 2010 Macclesfield Town v Rochdale W 0-1 League Two
02 Mar 2010 Rochdale v Rotherham United W 4-0 League Two
06 Mar 2010 Rochdale v Lincoln City D 1-1 League Two
13 Mar 2010 Shrewsbury Town v Rochdale W 0-1 League Two
20 Mar 2010 Accrington Stanley v Rochdale W 2-4 League Two
27 Mar 2010 Rochdale v Grimsby Town W 4-1 League Two
03 Apr 2010 Chesterfield v Rochdale L 2-0 League Two
05 Apr 2010 Rochdale v AFC Bournemouth D 0-0 League Two
10 Apr 2010 Torquay United v Rochdale L 5-0 League Two
17 Apr 2010 Rochdale v Northampton Town W 1-0 League Two
24 Apr 2010 Hereford United v Rochdale L 2-1 League Two
08 May 2010 Barnet v Rochdale L 1-0 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
2005-06 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-19 3
2009-10 Northern Ireland International Friendly
2
2010-11 Northern Ireland International Friendly
1
2010-11 Northern Ireland Nations Cup 1
2011-12 Northern Ireland International Friendly
1
2013-14 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
2013-14 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
18 Jul 2005 Northern Ireland v Greece L 0-1 UEFA U19 Final Tour
20 Jul 2005 Northern Ireland v Serbia and Montenegro L 0-1 UEFA U19 Final Tour
23 Jul 2005 Germany v Northern Ireland L 2-1 UEFA U19 Final Tour
26 May 2010 Turkey v Northern Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
30 May 2010 Chile v Northern Ireland L 1-0 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
02 Jun 2012 Netherlands v Northern Ireland L 6-0 International Friendly
15 Oct 2013 Israel v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group F
05 Mar 2014 Cyprus v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly


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