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Born: 28 September 1954
Came from: Southampton Went to: Carlisle United
First game: 15 August 1981 Last game: 19 March 1983
Appearances: 62 (62/0) Goals: 6
McCartney was born in Musselburgh in 1954 and served his apprenticeship at The Hawthorns, although he failed to make a League appearance for West Brom and was released. He moved to Carlisle United in May 1973 for what turned out to be a successful five-season stay at Brunton Park, and then made the long move south to Southampton, playing in the season in which Saints finished 6th in the top flight – their highest ever placing. Moving to Home Park in August 1981, the tough-tackling full-back spent two seasons in Green, after which he returned to Cumbria for a second spell with Carlisle United. He added a further 131 games to his career total before moving into non-league football with the then English incarnation of Gretna, as player-manager and then groundsman. He was voted number 49 in the Daily Mail's 'Top 50 of Football's Greatest Hardmen' on-line, in 2001.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in the following selected competitions: English Football League, Football League, Football League (1939), FA Cup, League Cup, Minor Cups
Excluded: Southern & Western Leagues, War Leagues
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