Michael McGovern - Player Profile


Born:July 12th, 1984 (Enniskillen, County Fermanagh)
Height:6ft 2in
Position:Goalkeeper
Signed:July 1st, 2009
First Manager:Derek Adams (1st Spell)
Career Stats: 96 appearances
Debut: July 25th, 2009 - Ross County 3 - 2 Alloa Athletic (Challenge Cup - 1st Round)
Also Played For:Celtic, Dundee United, St Johnstone, Stranraer

 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 2010/11  Division One 47 0 18 0.38 0 0 31.9% 38.3% 29.8%
 2009/10  Division One 49 0 14 0.29 1 0 51.0% 24.5% 24.5%
96 (0) 0 32 0.33

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 May 7th, 2011 League  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 3 - 0
 Apr 30th, 2011 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 1 - 0
 Apr 26th, 2011 League  (A)  vs. Queen of the South 1 - 0
 Apr 23rd, 2011 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 0 - 1
 Apr 16th, 2011 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 1 - 1
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 None

McGovern joined Celtic in July 2001 from home town junior club Enniskillen Town United. His first involvement with the first team squad was as a substitute at the Camp Nou during Celtic's Champions League match against Barcelona. Later that season, McGovern moved on loan to Stranraer, where he made nineteen appearances and the following season, joined St. Johnstone on a one-month emergency loan, playing once. At Celtic he managed to pick up a Scottish Cup winners medal in 2004 and 2007, both times as an unused substitute.

On 17 June 2008, McGovern agreed a pre-contract move to Dundee United, signing a one-year deal. He failed to make a first-team appearance for United and Manager Craig Levein confirmed McGovern's departure in May 2009.

McGovern moved to Ross County in late June 2009 and enjoyed a successful first season with the club, making 50 appearances. These included the 2010 Scottish Cup Final which Ross County lost 30 to McGovern's former club Dundee United and his full international debut.

In his second season at the club McGovern saved two penalties in a 43 penalty shoot-out win against Partick Thistle in the Scottish Challenge Cup semi-final on 10 October 2010. He played in the final on 10 April 2011, as Ross County lifted the trophy after a 20 win against Queen of the South at McDiarmid Park. McGovern left Ross County at the end of the 201011 Scottish First Division season.

After leaving Ross County, McGovern joined up with St. Johnstone for pre-season training before he signed for Falkirk on 20 July 2011.

On 9 June 2014, McGovern signed for Scottish Premiership club Hamilton Academical.

 Goals Scored
None.

Representing Northern Ireland

International Caps: 1
International Goals: 0

International Debut:
May 31st, 2010 vs. Chile

McGovern made his full debut for Northern Ireland, on 31 May 2010, in a 10 loss to Chile. He came on at half-time for Alan Blayney, and made a "stunning" save from a long-range effort by Marco Estrada.