James McCarthy

James McCarthy
Squad No: 16
D.o.B: 12/11/1990
Birthplace: Glasgow
Height: 180cm
Weight: 72kg
Appearances: 118 (14)
Goals: 6

Everton secured the signing of midfielder James McCarthy in a deadline-beating swoop in September 2013.

McCarthy had already racked up more than 100 Premier League appearances when he made the £13million move to Goodison Park.

He had also helped the Latics win the 2013 FA Cup when they recorded a shock 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Wembley final.

McCarthy has amassed more than 100 appearances for Everton and would likely have significantly added to his tally in 2017/18 but for an injury-hit campaign.

The Republic of Ireland international had already missed vast chunks of the season with knee and hamstring injuries when he sustained a double leg break in a match with West Bromwich Albion in January 2018.

McCarthy was a teenage prodigy at Hamilton Academical in Scotland, making his debut aged 15. He quickly became a regular for the Accies and helped them win promotion to the Scottish Premier League in 2008.

Such were his efforts the following season, he won the Scottish PFA Young-Player-of-the-Year award - with teams south of the border taking note.

McCarthy had already been on trial at Reading and Liverpool before Roberto Martinez made the then-18-year-old one of his first signings at the DW Stadium.

His comfort on the ball meant the midfielder quickly found a synergy with his manager's desired style of play and in his first season in England he also won his first senior Ireland cap.

Despite being born in Scotland, McCarthy had already pledged his allegiance to the Republic because of his Irish grandparents.

More than 40 senior caps have followed, including an appearance at the European Championship in 2016, when Republic of Ireland reached the competition's knockout stage.

McCarthy quickly became a Goodison favourite following his arrival, with his energetic performances in the centre of midfield key in helping the Blues achieve their record Premier League points haul of 72 in 2013/14.

Evertonians had to wait a long time for McCarthy’s maiden goal for the Club, in the 2-0 victory over Hull City on the last day of his debut campaign.

He made the first Europa League appearance of his career the following season against Wolfsburg at Goodison Park, one of 37 appearances McCarthy made in all competitions in 2014/15.

McCarthy pledged his long-term future to Everton when he agreed a new five-year contract in August 2015.

He was a regular in Everton’s midfield in 2015/16, scoring against Watford at Vicarage Road and in a home victory over Norwich City.

Persistent hamstring problems restricted his playing time during 2016/17. The midfielder managed 13 games in the campaign, scoring one goal in the pulsating 6-3 triumph over Bournemouth at Goodison Park in the second half of the season.

Contracted until: June 2020.

Premier League
FA Cup
League Cup

Career Stats - James McCarthy (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
2013 2014 31 (3) 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 36 (3) 1
2014 2015 27 (1) 2 0 0 0 (1) 0 7 (1) 0 34 (3) 2
2015 2016 29 2 4 0 2 (2) 0 0 0 35 (2) 2
2016 2017 7 (5) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 (5) 1
2017 2018 3 (1) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 (1) 0
Total 97 (10) 6 9 0 5 (3) 0 7 (1) 0 118 (14) 6
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 14/09/2013 20/01/2018 124 (15) 6


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