David McAllister


Player Profile

Age: 32 years, 2 months

Place of Birth: Rush

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Midfield

Height: 5' 11"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Dec 2016 Nov 2018 Shamrock Rovers
Jan 2015 Jun 2016 Stevenage FC
Oct 2014 Jan 2015 Stevenage FC  (Loan)
Jan 2013 Jan 2015 Shrewsbury Town
Jan 2012 Apr 2012 Shrewsbury Town  (Loan)
Jan 2011 Jan 2013 Sheffield United
Dec 2009 Nov 2010 St. Patrick's Athletic
Jul 2008 Dec 2009 Shelbourne
Dec 2007 Jun 2008 Drogheda United


Start DateEnd DateTeam

David McAllister's schoolboy career took in his local side, Rush Athletic, Home Farm and Bohemians. He then stepped up to U21 level with Drogheda United in 2007.

McAllister made one appearance for Drogheda's first team in a 2008 League Cup tie against Shelbourne, whom he then joined on loan two months later. In the remaining half of the 2008 season McAllister made 16 appearances for Shels, scoring seven goals.

In 2009 he signed permanently with Shelbourne, playing in the First Division under Dermot Keely. McAllister was an almost permanent fixture in Shels midfield as the club reached the promotion play-offs, and he finished the season as their top scorer with 16 league goals and two in the Cups.

For the 2010 season he was signed by Pete Mahon for Premier Division side St Patrick's Athletic, playing 40 league and Cup games, scoring 5 goals along the way. Widely regarded as one of the League of Ireland's most promising young midfielders he was attracting attention from England by the end of the season.

In November 2010 McAllister signed with English Championship side Sheffield United, managed by Welsh legend Gary Speed. He spent just over two years at Bramall Lane and scored three times in 29 league appearances, but he spent the latter stages of 2011/12 on loan at Shrewsbury Town. On 8 January 2013 he signed a permanent deal with the Shrews and he scored twice in 58 league appearances during his time there.

In October 2014 David went on a three month loan to Stevenage. He eventually signed permanently with them in January 2015 with whom he made 20 league appearances before being released in June 2016. He subsequently returned to Ireland and signed for Stephen Bradley at Shamrock Rovers on a one-year deal in December 2016. In November 2018, it was announced that David had left the Hoops.

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