Sean McClare

Date of birth12 January 1978
Place of birthRotherham
NationalityIrish
Weight75 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

Sean McClare found himself on the edges of the Barnsley first team in 2000-01 and enjoyed a short run in the line-up as cover for injuries in the autumn.

However, soon afterwards, he fell out of favour with boss Dave Bassett and went on the transfer list.

At his best, he is a hard working box-to-box midfield player with an eye for goal.

Sean moved on to Port Vale in October 2001, but went on the Valiants transfer list at the end of the season.

He subsequently joined Rochdale in July 2003 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Barnsley 03 Jul 1996 29 Nov 2001
Rochdale 22 Mar 2000 09 May 2000 L
Port Vale 19 Oct 2001 28 Nov 2001 L
Port Vale 29 Nov 2001 30 Jun 2003
Rochdale 24 Jul 2003 30 Jun 2004
Drogheda United 23 Aug 2004 12 Mar 2005
Halifax Town 12 Mar 2005 25 Mar 2005
Bradford Park Avenue 25 Mar 2005 11 Nov 2005
Scarborough 11 Nov 2005 30 Jun 2006
Grantham Town 01 Sep 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Barnsley FA Cup 1
1999-00 Barnsley League Cup
1
2000-01 Barnsley FA Cup
1
2000-01 Barnsley League Cup 3
1
2000-01 Barnsley League Division 1 5
5
1
2001-02 Port Vale FA Cup 1
2001-02 Port Vale LDV Vans Trophy 2
2001-02 Port Vale League Division 2 19
4
1
5
2002-03 Port Vale FA Cup
1
2002-03 Port Vale LDV Vans Trophy
3
2002-03 Port Vale League Division 2 9
8
1
2003-04 Rochdale FA Cup 1
2003-04 Rochdale LDV Vans Trophy 1
2003-04 Rochdale League Cup 1
1
2003-04 Rochdale League Division 3 33
5
5
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
16 Mar 1999 Barnsley v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
12 Oct 1999 Bradford City v Barnsley W 2-3 League Cup 3rd round
12 Aug 2000 Barnsley v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division 1
16 Sep 2000 Barnsley v Queens Park Rangers W 4-2 League Division 1
19 Sep 2000 Barnsley v Crewe Alexandra W 4-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
26 Sep 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley W 0-3
Agg: 0-7
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Barnsley v Grimsby Town W 2-0 League Division 1
06 Oct 2000 Huddersfield Town v Barnsley D 1-1 League Division 1
21 Oct 2000 Gillingham v Barnsley D 0-0 League Division 1
24 Oct 2000 Barnsley v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-2 League Division 1
01 Nov 2000 Stoke City v Barnsley L 3-2 League Cup 3rd round
18 Nov 2000 Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2000 Barnsley v Burnley W 1-0 League Division 1
29 Dec 2000 Barnsley v Watford L 0-1 League Division 1
06 Jan 2001 Leeds United v Barnsley L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2001 Barnsley v Birmingham City L 2-3 League Division 1


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
1997-98 Republic of Ireland Under-21
1
1998-99 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21
1
1998-99 Republic of Ireland Under-21 Tournament 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
24 Mar 1998 Czech Republic v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 U21
02 Jun 1999 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 1-0 U21 TOURNAMENT
08 Jun 1999 Republic of Ireland v FYR Macedonia W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 8


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