Stephen McPhail

Date of birth09 December 1979
Place of birthWestminster
NationalityIrish
Weight76 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

After establishing himself in the first-team squad in 1999-2000, Leeds United's mercurial Irish midfield player suffered more than most in 2000-01 in an injury ravaged season for the club.

He featured in just ten games, appearing in the starting line-up on four occasions.

A talented midfield player with a sweet left foot, superb vision and the ability to unlock defences, having failed to agree a new contract, Stephen was made available for transfer by Barnsley in June 2006.

He joined Cardiff City in July 2006 with a three-year contract that was extended to June 2011 in August 2007 and to June 2013 in October 2010.

Stephen joined Sheffield Wednesday in September 2013 with a contract to January 2014 that was then extended to February 2014.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Leeds United 23 Dec 1996 30 Jun 2004
Millwall 13 Mar 2002 16 Apr 2002 L
Nottingham Forest 26 Aug 2003 26 Nov 2003 L
Barnsley 01 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2006
Cardiff City 04 Jul 2006 30 Jun 2013
Sheffield Wednesday 20 Sep 2013 14 Feb 2014
Shamrock Rovers 14 Feb 2014

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Leeds United Premier League
4
1998-99 Leeds United League Cup 1
1998-99 Leeds United Premier League 11
6
1998-99 Leeds United UEFA Cup 2
1999-00 Leeds United FA Cup 3
1999-00 Leeds United League Cup 1
1
1999-00 Leeds United Premier League 23
1
2
1999-00 Leeds United UEFA Cup 9
2000-01 Leeds United Premier League 3
4
2000-01 Leeds United UEFA Champions League 1
2
2001-02 Leeds United League Cup
2
2001-02 Leeds United Premier League
1
2001-02 Leeds United UEFA Cup
1
1
2001-02 Millwall League Division 1 3
1
2002-03 Leeds United League Cup
1
2002-03 Leeds United Premier League 7
6
1
2002-03 Leeds United UEFA Cup 2
3
2003-04 Leeds United Premier League 8
4
1
2
2003-04 Nottingham Forest League Cup 2
1
2003-04 Nottingham Forest League Division 1 13
1
3
2004-05 Barnsley LDV Vans Trophy 1
2004-05 Barnsley League Cup 1
2004-05 Barnsley League One 36
2
6
2005-06 Barnsley FA Cup 2
2005-06 Barnsley League Cup 1
1
2005-06 Barnsley League One 30
4
2
6
2005-06 Barnsley League One Play-Offs 3
2006-07 Cardiff City FA Cup 2
2006-07 Cardiff City League Championship 43
4
1
2007-08 Cardiff City FA Cup 5
2
2007-08 Cardiff City League Championship 42
1
3
4
2007-08 Cardiff City League Cup 4
1
2008-09 Cardiff City FA Cup
1
2008-09 Cardiff City League Championship 27
5
2
1
2008-09 Cardiff City League Cup 3
1
2009-10 Cardiff City League Championship 21
1
1
2009-10 Cardiff City League Championship Play-Offs 3
1
2009-10 Cardiff City League Cup 2
2010-11 Cardiff City FA Cup 2
2010-11 Cardiff City League Championship 23
5
4
2010-11 Cardiff City League Cup
1
2011-12 Cardiff City FA Cup 1
1
2011-12 Cardiff City League Championship 11
8
1
2011-12 Cardiff City League Championship Play-Offs 1
1
2011-12 Cardiff City League Cup 3
2
2012-13 Cardiff City FA Cup 1
2012-13 Cardiff City League Cup 1
2013-14 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 1
2013-14 Sheffield Wednesday League Championship 13
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
07 Feb 1998 Leicester City v Leeds United L 1-0 Premier League
04 Mar 1998 Leeds United v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
15 Mar 1998 Derby County v Leeds United W 0-5 Premier League
04 Apr 1998 Leeds United v Barnsley W 2-1 Premier League
03 Oct 1998 Leeds United v Leicester City L 0-1 Premier League
17 Oct 1998 Nottingham Forest v Leeds United D 1-1 Premier League
20 Oct 1998 AS Roma v Leeds United L 1-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
25 Oct 1998 Leeds United v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
28 Oct 1998 Leeds United v Bradford City W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1998 Derby County v Leeds United D 2-2 Premier League
03 Nov 1998 Leeds United v AS Roma D 0-0
Agg: 0-1
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
08 Nov 1998 Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 Premier League
29 Nov 1998 Manchester United v Leeds United L 3-2 Premier League
05 Dec 1998 Leeds United v West Ham United W 4-0 Premier League
14 Dec 1998 Leeds United v Coventry City W 2-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1998 Newcastle United v Leeds United W 0-3 Premier League
29 Dec 1998 Leeds United v Wimbledon D 2-2 Premier League
09 Jan 1999 Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United L 1-0 Premier League
16 Jan 1999 Leeds United v Middlesbrough W 2-0 Premier League
20 Mar 1999 Leeds United v Derby County W 4-1 Premier League
25 Apr 1999 Leeds United v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
01 May 1999 West Ham United v Leeds United W 1-5 Premier League
05 May 1999 Chelsea v Leeds United L 1-0 Premier League
16 May 1999 Coventry City v Leeds United D 2-2 Premier League
07 Aug 1999 Leeds United v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
13 Oct 1999 Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
16 Oct 1999 Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 Premier League
21 Oct 1999 Leeds United v Lokomotiv Moskva W 4-1 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
24 Oct 1999 Everton v Leeds United D 4-4 Premier League
30 Oct 1999 Leeds United v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
04 Nov 1999 Lokomotiv Moskva v Leeds United W 0-3
Agg: 1-7
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
07 Nov 1999 Wimbledon v Leeds United L 2-0 Premier League
20 Nov 1999 Leeds United v Bradford City W 2-1 Premier League
28 Nov 1999 Leeds United v Southampton W 1-0 Premier League
02 Dec 1999 Spartak Moskva v Leeds United L 2-1 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
05 Dec 1999 Derby County v Leeds United W 0-1 Premier League
09 Dec 1999 Leeds United v Spartak Moskva W 1-0
Agg: 2-2
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
12 Dec 1999 Leeds United v Port Vale W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Dec 1999 Leicester City v Leeds United L 0-0 (2-4) League Cup 4th round
19 Dec 1999 Chelsea v Leeds United W 0-2 Premier League
26 Dec 1999 Leeds United v Leicester City W 2-1 Premier League
28 Dec 1999 Arsenal v Leeds United L 2-0 Premier League
09 Jan 2000 Manchester City v Leeds United W 2-5 FA Cup 4th round
23 Jan 2000 Sunderland v Leeds United W 1-2 Premier League
30 Jan 2000 Aston Villa v Leeds United L 3-2 FA Cup 5th round
05 Feb 2000 Liverpool v Leeds United L 3-1 Premier League
05 Mar 2000 Leeds United v Coventry City W 3-0 Premier League
09 Mar 2000 Leeds United v AS Roma W 1-0
Agg: 1-0
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
12 Mar 2000 Bradford City v Leeds United W 1-2 Premier League
16 Mar 2000 Leeds United v Slavia Praha W 3-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
19 Mar 2000 Leeds United v Wimbledon W 4-1 Premier League
23 Mar 2000 Slavia Praha v Leeds United L 2-1
Agg: 2-4
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
26 Mar 2000 Leicester City v Leeds United L 2-1 Premier League
01 Apr 2000 Leeds United v Chelsea L 0-1 Premier League
06 Apr 2000 Galatasaray v Leeds United L 2-0 UEFA Cup Semi-final 1st leg
09 Apr 2000 Aston Villa v Leeds United L 1-0 Premier League
16 Apr 2000 Leeds United v Arsenal L 0-4 Premier League
20 Apr 2000 Leeds United v Galatasaray D 2-2
Agg: 2-4
UEFA Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
23 Apr 2000 Newcastle United v Leeds United D 2-2 Premier League
03 May 2000 Leeds United v Watford W 3-1 Premier League
08 May 2000 Leeds United v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
14 May 2000 West Ham United v Leeds United D 0-0 Premier League
09 Sep 2000 Coventry City v Leeds United D 0-0 Premier League
13 Sep 2000 Barcelona v Leeds United L 4-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
16 Sep 2000 Leeds United v Ipswich Town L 1-2 Premier League
23 Sep 2000 Derby County v Leeds United D 1-1 Premier League
26 Sep 2000 Leeds United v Besiktas W 6-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
30 Sep 2000 Leeds United v Tottenham Hotspur W 4-3 Premier League
18 Oct 2000 Besiktas v Leeds United D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
21 Oct 2000 Manchester United v Leeds United L 3-0 Premier League
05 May 2001 Arsenal v Leeds United L 2-1 Premier League
13 May 2001 Leeds United v Bradford City W 6-1 Premier League
16 Sep 2001 Charlton Athletic v Leeds United W 0-2 Premier League
20 Sep 2001 Maritimo v Leeds United L 1-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
09 Oct 2001 Leicester City v Leeds United W 0-6 League Cup 3rd round
28 Nov 2001 Leeds United v Chelsea L 0-2 League Cup 4th round
14 Sep 2002 Leeds United v Manchester United W 1-0 Premier League
19 Sep 2002 Leeds United v Metalurg Zaporozhye W 1-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
22 Sep 2002 Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United L 1-0 Premier League
28 Sep 2002 Leeds United v Arsenal L 1-4 Premier League
03 Oct 2002 Metalurg Zaporozhye v Leeds United D 1-1
Agg: 1-2
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
06 Oct 2002 Aston Villa v Leeds United D 0-0 Premier League
19 Oct 2002 Leeds United v Liverpool L 0-1 Premier League
26 Oct 2002 Middlesbrough v Leeds United D 2-2 Premier League
31 Oct 2002 Leeds United v Hapoel Tel Aviv W 1-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
06 Nov 2002 Sheffield United v Leeds United L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
10 Nov 2002 West Ham United v Leeds United W 3-4 Premier League
14 Nov 2002 Hapoel Tel Aviv v Leeds United W 1-4
Agg: 1-5
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
17 Nov 2002 Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers L 2-4 Premier League
24 Nov 2002 Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United L 2-0 Premier League
28 Nov 2002 Malaga v Leeds United D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
01 Dec 2002 Leeds United v Charlton Athletic L 1-2 Premier League
07 Dec 2002 Fulham v Leeds United L 1-0 Premier League
05 Mar 2003 Manchester United v Leeds United L 2-1 Premier League
11 May 2003 Leeds United v Aston Villa W 3-1 Premier League
06 Dec 2003 Leeds United v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
22 Dec 2003 Manchester City v Leeds United D 1-1 Premier League
28 Dec 2003 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leeds United L 3-1 Premier League
21 Feb 2004 Manchester United v Leeds United D 1-1 Premier League
29 Feb 2004 Leeds United v Liverpool D 2-2 Premier League
13 Mar 2004 Fulham v Leeds United L 2-0 Premier League
22 Mar 2004 Leeds United v Manchester City W 2-1 Premier League
27 Mar 2004 Birmingham City v Leeds United L 4-1 Premier League
10 Apr 2004 Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United W 1-2 Premier League
25 Apr 2004 Leeds United v Portsmouth L 1-2 Premier League
02 May 2004 Bolton Wanderers v Leeds United L 4-1 Premier League
08 May 2004 Leeds United v Charlton Athletic D 3-3 Premier League


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
1996-97 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18
2
1
1997-98 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18 7
1998-99 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18 3
1
2
1998-99 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
1
1998-99 Republic of Ireland Under-21 Tournament 1
1
1998-99 Republic of Ireland World Youth Cup 4
1
1999-00 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1999-00 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
1999-00 Republic of Ireland US Nike Cup 2
1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup
1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
2002-03 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
2
2003-04 Republic of Ireland Unity Cup 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
22 Oct 1996 Republic of Ireland v Denmark D 2-2 UEFA U18 Group 4
20 May 1997 Republic of Ireland v Norway W 3-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 2
24 Jul 1997 France v Republic of Ireland L 3-2 UEFA U18 Group B
26 Jul 1997 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland W 1-0 UEFA U18 Final group B
28 Jul 1997 Republic of Ireland v Israel D 1-1 UEFA U18 Final group B
22 Oct 1997 Azerbaijan v Republic of Ireland W 2-4 UEFA U18 Group 4
24 Oct 1997 Moldova v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA U18 Group 4
25 Mar 1998 Greece v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA U18 2nd round group 2
14 May 1998 Republic of Ireland v Greece W 2-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 2
19 Jul 1998 Croatia v Republic of Ireland W 2-5 UEFA U18 Final group B
21 Jul 1998 Republic of Ireland v England L 0-1 UEFA U18 Final group B
26 Jul 1998 Germany v Republic of Ireland W 1-1 (4-3) UEFA U18 Final
13 Oct 1998 Republic of Ireland v Malta W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
04 Apr 1999 Mexico v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 World Youth Cup Finals Group C
07 Apr 1999 Saudi Arabia v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 World Youth Cup Finals Group C
10 Apr 1999 Republic of Ireland v Australia W 4-0 World Youth Cup Finals Group C
14 Apr 1999 Nigeria v Republic of Ireland L 1-1 (4-5) World Youth Cup 2nd round
31 May 1999 Scotland v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 U21 TOURNAMENT
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
31 Aug 1999 Republic of Ireland v Yugoslavia L 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 8
03 Sep 1999 Croatia v Republic of Ireland L 5-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
30 May 2000 Republic of Ireland v Scotland L 1-2 International Friendly
06 Jun 2000 USA v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 US NIKE CUP
11 Jun 2000 Republic of Ireland v South Africa W 2-1 US NIKE CUP
15 Aug 2001 Republic of Ireland v Croatia D 2-2 International Friendly
31 Aug 2001 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
06 Oct 2001 Republic of Ireland v Cyprus W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
21 Aug 2002 Finland v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
20 Nov 2002 Greece v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
09 Sep 2003 Republic of Ireland v Turkey D 2-2 International Friendly
18 Nov 2003 Republic of Ireland v Canada W 3-0 International Friendly
29 May 2004 Nigeria v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 UNITY CUP


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