Scott McNiven

Date of birth27 May 1978
Place of birthLeeds
NationalityScottish
Weight78 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

A former Scottish Under-18 and Under-21 international who has made over 200 appearances for Oldham Athletic, Scott missed the start of the 2000-01 season after suffering a fractured cheekbone during the summer break but quickly returned to the side and rarely missed a game for the remainder of the campaign.

A commanding defender with great stamina, he is the son of former Bradford City star David McNiven.

Scott joined Mansfield Town in July 2004 with a one-year contract.

He later played alongside his twin brother David at Morecambe.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Oldham Athletic 25 Oct 1995 17 Jun 2002
Oxford United 17 Jun 2002 30 Jun 2004
Mansfield Town 20 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2005
Chester City 01 Jul 2005 30 Jun 2006
Morecambe 18 Aug 2006 30 Aug 2006
Fleetwood Town 12 Sep 2006 09 Feb 2007
Guiseley 09 Feb 2007 30 Jun 2007
Farsley Celtic 01 Jul 2007 30 Jun 2008
AFC Fylde 18 Jul 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Oldham Athletic League Cup 1
1998-99 Oldham Athletic FA Cup 1
1
2000-01 Oldham Athletic FA Cup 3
2000-01 Oldham Athletic LDV Vans Trophy 1
2000-01 Oldham Athletic League Cup 3
2000-01 Oldham Athletic League Division 2 43
2
4
2001-02 Oldham Athletic FA Cup 3
2001-02 Oldham Athletic LDV Vans Trophy 1
2
2001-02 Oldham Athletic League Cup 2
2001-02 Oldham Athletic League Division 2 32
3
7
2002-03 Oxford United FA Cup 3
2002-03 Oxford United League Cup 3
1
2002-03 Oxford United League Division 3 44
1
8
2003-04 Oxford United FA Cup 1
2003-04 Oxford United LDV Vans Trophy 1
2003-04 Oxford United League Cup 2
2003-04 Oxford United League Division 3 41
4
2004-05 Mansfield Town LDV Vans Trophy 1
2004-05 Mansfield Town League Two 24
1
2005-06 Chester City FA Cup 4
2005-06 Chester City LDV Vans Trophy
1
2005-06 Chester City League Cup 1
2005-06 Chester City League Two 41
1
6


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
23 Oct 1996 Newcastle United v Oldham Athletic L 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
02 Jan 1999 Oldham Athletic v Chelsea L 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Aug 2000 Walsall v Oldham Athletic L 3-2 League Division 2
26 Aug 2000 Oldham Athletic v Peterborough United L 1-4 League Division 2
29 Aug 2000 Colchester United v Oldham Athletic D 1-1 League Division 2
02 Sep 2000 Oldham Athletic v Notts County L 0-1 League Division 2
05 Sep 2000 Huddersfield Town v Oldham Athletic W 0-2
Agg: 0-3
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Wrexham v Oldham Athletic L 3-1 League Division 2
12 Sep 2000 Reading v Oldham Athletic L 5-0 League Division 2
16 Sep 2000 Oldham Athletic v Bristol City D 0-0 League Division 2
19 Sep 2000 Oldham Athletic v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 AFC Bournemouth v Oldham Athletic D 1-1 League Division 2
27 Sep 2000 Sheffield Wednesday v Oldham Athletic L 5-1
Agg: 8-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Oldham Athletic v Cambridge United L 1-3 League Division 2
08 Oct 2000 Rotherham United v Oldham Athletic L 3-0 League Division 2
14 Oct 2000 Oldham Athletic v Swindon Town W 1-0 League Division 2
17 Oct 2000 Oldham Athletic v Wycombe Wanderers W 2-0 League Division 2
21 Oct 2000 Northampton Town v Oldham Athletic L 2-1 League Division 2
28 Oct 2000 Bristol Rovers v Oldham Athletic W 0-2 League Division 2
04 Nov 2000 Oldham Athletic v Swansea City D 1-1 League Division 2
11 Nov 2000 Stoke City v Oldham Athletic W 0-1 League Division 2
18 Nov 2000 Hednesford Town v Oldham Athletic W 2-4 FA Cup 1st round
25 Nov 2000 Oldham Athletic v Millwall L 0-1 League Division 2
02 Dec 2000 Oldham Athletic v Oxford United W 3-2 League Division 2
10 Dec 2000 Peterborough United v Oldham Athletic D 1-1 FA Cup 2nd round
16 Dec 2000 Bury v Oldham Athletic D 1-1 League Division 2
19 Dec 2000 Oldham Athletic v Peterborough United L 0-1 FA Cup 2nd round replay
23 Dec 2000 Brentford v Oldham Athletic D 1-1 League Division 2
26 Dec 2000 Oldham Athletic v Wigan Athletic W 2-1 League Division 2
30 Dec 2000 Oldham Athletic v Walsall D 0-0 League Division 2
01 Jan 2001 Peterborough United v Oldham Athletic D 0-0 League Division 2
06 Jan 2001 Port Vale v Oldham Athletic D 0-0 League Division 2
09 Jan 2001 Oldham Athletic v Wigan Athletic L 2-3 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
13 Jan 2001 Oldham Athletic v Colchester United D 1-1 League Division 2
20 Jan 2001 Wigan Athletic v Oldham Athletic L 3-1 League Division 2
23 Jan 2001 Oldham Athletic v Luton Town W 2-0 League Division 2
27 Jan 2001 Oldham Athletic v Brentford W 3-0 League Division 2
03 Feb 2001 Notts County v Oldham Athletic L 1-0 League Division 2
10 Feb 2001 Oldham Athletic v Wrexham W 5-1 League Division 2
20 Feb 2001 Oldham Athletic v Reading L 0-2 League Division 2
24 Feb 2001 Oldham Athletic v AFC Bournemouth W 2-1 League Division 2
03 Mar 2001 Cambridge United v Oldham Athletic L 2-0 League Division 2
06 Mar 2001 Swindon Town v Oldham Athletic L 3-0 League Division 2
10 Mar 2001 Oldham Athletic v Rotherham United L 2-3 League Division 2
17 Mar 2001 Wycombe Wanderers v Oldham Athletic L 2-1 League Division 2
23 Mar 2001 Oldham Athletic v Northampton Town W 2-1 League Division 2
27 Mar 2001 Bristol City v Oldham Athletic D 2-2 League Division 2
31 Mar 2001 Oldham Athletic v Bury D 1-1 League Division 2
07 Apr 2001 Oxford United v Oldham Athletic W 0-1 League Division 2
14 Apr 2001 Luton Town v Oldham Athletic D 0-0 League Division 2
16 Apr 2001 Oldham Athletic v Bristol Rovers W 1-0 League Division 2
21 Apr 2001 Swansea City v Oldham Athletic W 1-2 League Division 2
28 Apr 2001 Oldham Athletic v Stoke City L 1-2 League Division 2
05 May 2001 Millwall v Oldham Athletic L 5-0 League Division 2
11 Aug 2001 Wrexham v Oldham Athletic D 3-3 League Division 2
18 Aug 2001 Oldham Athletic v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Division 2
22 Aug 2001 Stoke City v Oldham Athletic W 0-0 (6-5) League Cup 1st round
25 Aug 2001 Swindon Town v Oldham Athletic W 0-2 League Division 2
28 Aug 2001 Oldham Athletic v Northampton Town W 4-2 League Division 2
01 Sep 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Oldham Athletic D 2-2 League Division 2
08 Sep 2001 Oldham Athletic v Blackpool W 2-1 League Division 2
12 Sep 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Oldham Athletic L 2-0 League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Oldham Athletic v Peterborough United W 2-0 League Division 2
18 Sep 2001 Colchester United v Oldham Athletic L 2-1 League Division 2
22 Sep 2001 Brentford v Oldham Athletic D 2-2 League Division 2
25 Sep 2001 Oldham Athletic v Bury W 4-0 League Division 2
29 Sep 2001 Oldham Athletic v Notts County W 4-1 League Division 2
05 Oct 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Oldham Athletic L 3-2 League Division 2
20 Oct 2001 Brighton and Hove Albion v Oldham Athletic L 3-0 League Division 2
23 Oct 2001 Oldham Athletic v Reading L 0-1 League Division 2
27 Oct 2001 Queens Park Rangers v Oldham Athletic D 1-1 League Division 2
30 Oct 2001 Oldham Athletic v Tranmere Rovers W 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
03 Nov 2001 Oldham Athletic v Huddersfield Town D 1-1 League Division 2
10 Nov 2001 Cambridge United v Oldham Athletic D 1-1 League Division 2
17 Nov 2001 Oldham Athletic v Barrow D 1-1 FA Cup 1st round
21 Nov 2001 Stoke City v Oldham Athletic D 0-0 League Division 2
24 Nov 2001 Oldham Athletic v Wycombe Wanderers W 2-0 League Division 2
27 Nov 2001 Barrow v Oldham Athletic W 0-1 FA Cup 1st round replay
04 Dec 2001 Notts County v Oldham Athletic W 0-1 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
26 Dec 2001 Blackpool v Oldham Athletic W 0-2 League Division 2
06 Jan 2002 Cheltenham Town v Oldham Athletic L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 2002 Oldham Athletic v Blackpool L 2-5 LDV Vans Trophy Semi-final - northern section
16 Jan 2002 Oldham Athletic v Swindon Town W 2-0 League Division 2
19 Jan 2002 Oldham Athletic v Wrexham W 3-1 League Division 2
22 Jan 2002 Port Vale v Oldham Athletic L 3-2 League Division 2
26 Jan 2002 Oldham Athletic v AFC Bournemouth D 3-3 League Division 2
02 Feb 2002 Notts County v Oldham Athletic W 0-2 League Division 2
09 Feb 2002 Oldham Athletic v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-0 League Division 2
16 Feb 2002 Bristol City v Oldham Athletic L 3-0 League Division 2
19 Feb 2002 Oldham Athletic v Tranmere Rovers D 1-1 League Division 2
23 Feb 2002 Peterborough United v Oldham Athletic D 2-2 League Division 2
26 Feb 2002 Oldham Athletic v Brentford W 3-2 League Division 2
23 Mar 2002 Reading v Oldham Athletic D 2-2 League Division 2
30 Mar 2002 Oldham Athletic v Cambridge United D 2-2 League Division 2
01 Apr 2002 Huddersfield Town v Oldham Athletic D 0-0 League Division 2
06 Apr 2002 Oldham Athletic v Stoke City W 2-1 League Division 2
13 Apr 2002 Wycombe Wanderers v Oldham Athletic L 2-1 League Division 2


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
1995-96 Scotland UEFA Under-18 2
1995-96 Scotland UEFA Under-21
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
14 Nov 1995 Scotland v San Marino W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
19 Mar 1996 Scotland v England L 0-3 UEFA U18 2nd round group 6
23 Apr 1996 England v Scotland L 3-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 6


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