Hyundai A-League Countdown: '14'

In our Hyundai A-League countdown series, we look at the men who make up the Central Coast Mariners squad… from player number 23, down to player number 1. Today, we look at New Zealand international midfielder, Michael McGlinchey.

14. Michael McGlinchey

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Michael McGlinchey returned to Scotland with his parents as a baby, and progressed through the Glasgow Celtic academy.

Advancing through the ranks at ‘the Bhoys-, the diminutive midfielder made one appearance for the club he supported as a youngster against Livingstone in December 2005. Loaned to Dunfermline Athletic in 2007, it was in 2009 the now 24-year-old chose to make the switch to Australia.

A full New Zealand international, McGlinchey was included in the All Whites squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

A consistent contributor to the Mariners cause, McGlinchey also represented Scotland at youth level before switching his senior allegiance to the land of the long white loud.

DOB: 7 Jan, 1987

Position: Midfield

HAL Appearances: 55

Goals: 2

Assists: 9

In our Hyundai A-League countdown series, we look at the men who make up the Central Coast Mariners squad… from player number 23, down to player number 1.