Shane McFaul


Player Profile

Age: 34 years, 9 months

Place of Birth: Dublin

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Midfield

Height: 6' 2"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jan 2018 Present Atlanta City
Jan 2014 Present KTP
Nov 2012 Oct 2013 St. Patrick's Athletic
Dec 2011 Nov 2012 FC Haka
Feb 2011 Nov 2011 St. Patrick's Athletic
Jan 2009 Feb 2011 Sporting Fingal
May 2008 Dec 2008 UCD
Aug 2007 Jan 2008 UCD


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Shane played underage football with Cherry Orchard before making the move to England in 2002 when he signed with Notts County. He made his debut on 28 August 2003 against Swindon Town and went on to make 45 league appearances over the following three seasons.

Shane left Notts County in 2006, spending a brief period at Virginia Beach Mariners in the USA but they went out of business and Shane returned to Ireland in 2007 to sign for UCD under Pete Mahon. He made 27 appearances for the Students that year and earned a place in the Irish U21 side, making his debut in a friendly against Germany in August 2007.

In January 2008 Shane signed for English side Brighton & Hove Albion on a six month deal. He made only one league appearance for the 'Seagulls' before returning to UCD in the summer transfer window. By the end of the 2008 season Shane had made a further 15 league appearances for the Belfield club.

At the start of the 2009 season Shane signed for Liam Buckley at Sporting Fingal where he enjoyed a hugely successful two seasons. He made 54 league appearances as the club won promotion to the Premier Division and played in their 2009 FAI Cup winning team. He also played in European competition in 2010.

At the start of 2011 Fingal went out of business and Shane moved to St Patrick's Athletic, signing once again for manager Pete Mahon. He made 26 league appearances and took part in the club's Europa League campaign, playing in five of the club's six European games.

In December 2011 Shane took an opportunity to play abroad, signing for Finnish side FC Haka. He spent one year in Finland before returning to St Pats, signing for Liam Buckley on 20 November 2012. Despite scoring the winner against Drogheda on the opening night of the 2013 season Shane made just 11 league starts (adding 5 more league appearances from the bench) as Pats won the league title. Shane left the club at the end of the 2013 season.

In January 2014 Shane returned to Finland where he signed for FC KTP.

In January 2018, Shane moved to the U.S.A. and signed for Atlantic City.

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