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Charlie Mulgrew

Charles Patrick "Charlie" Mulgrew (born 6 March 1986 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish Association football who currently plays for Scottish Premier League club Celtic F.C.. Charlie Mulgrew is primarily a Defender (association football) Centre back, but Charlie Mulgrew can also play as a or Defender (association football) Full back or Midfielder Winger. Mulgrew is known for Charlie Mulgrew good Direct free kick and crossing abilities.

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Charlie Mulgrew biography


Charles Patrick "Charlie" Mulgrew (born 6 March 1986 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish Association football who currently plays for Scottish Premier League club Celtic F.C.. Charlie Mulgrew is primarily a Defender (association football) Centre back, but Charlie Mulgrew can also play as a or Defender (association football) Full back or Midfielder Winger. Mulgrew is known for Charlie Mulgrew good Direct free kick and crossing abilities.

Early life

Mulgrew attended Holy Family Primary School in Kirkintilloch, as well as St Ninian's High School, Kirkintilloch

Club career

Celtic

Having progressed through Celtic F.C.'s Celtic F.C. Reserve and Youth squads, Mulgrew turned professional in July 2002. Originally playing centre back Charlie Mulgrew was soon encouraged to switch to left back due to the shortage of left backs.

Dundee United

In order for Charlie Mulgrew to gain competitive experience, In January 2006, Mulgrew was loaned out to fellow Scottish Premier League side Dundee United F.C. for the remainder of the 2005-06 in Scottish football. A successful spell at Tannadice Park saw Charlie Mulgrew feature regularly, scoring twice (both free kicks) in 14 appearances and being named SPL Young Player of the Month for February. Charlie Mulgrew then returned to Celtic hoping to force Charlie Mulgrew way into first team contention, but was transferred to Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. shortly thereafter without ever appearing for the Celtic first team.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Mulgrew joined Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. in part exchange for left back Lee Naylor (footballer) on 23 August 2006. Charlie Mulgrew made Charlie Mulgrew debut for the club on 10 September in a 1–0 win at Leeds United A.F.C.. However, injury kept Charlie Mulgrew out of most of the campaign and Charlie Mulgrew was unable to force Charlie Mulgrew way back into first team contention afterwards. which saw the club lose in the play-offs to Doncaster Rovers F.C.. Charlie Mulgrew scored Charlie Mulgrew only goal for the club against Carlisle United F.C..

Aberdeen

Mulgrew was due to join Swindon Town F.C. in July 2008 for a fee of approximately £150,000, but pulled out of the move. Charlie Mulgrew eventually left for Aberdeen F.C. on 15 July 2008, where Charlie Mulgrew signed a two-year deal, moving for an undisclosed fee.

Mulgrew scored the only goal against Motherwell F.C. at Fir Park on 16 August 2008 with a left footed free kick, in Charlie Mulgrew second competitive match for Aberdeen F.C.. Charlie Mulgrew scored two goals, a volley and a free kick, against Celtic in a 3–2 defeat on 27 September 2008.

On 16 May 2009, during the penultimate league match of the Aberdeen F.C. season 2008-09 at Ibrox Stadium against Rangers F.C., Mulgrew and Rangers' Kyle Lafferty were at the centre of controversy. As Mulgrew made a clearance from Charlie Mulgrew own half, Lafferty made a sliding tackle on him. Both players squared up to each other and Lafferty fell to the ground clutching Charlie Mulgrew face as though Charlie Mulgrew had been headbutted. Referee Stuart Dougal, sent Mulgrew off for violent conduct, but television pictures clearly showed that Mulgrew had not made clear contact with Lafferty. Lafferty was seen to wink to a team-mate after Mulgrew had left the field. Mulgrew later had Charlie Mulgrew red card rescinded.

In October 2009, Mulgrew was offered a new contract by Aberdeen, but Charlie Mulgrew rejected the deal and left the club at the end of the 2009-10 season.

In 83 games for The Dons, Mulgrew scored 10 goals, including a string of free kicks.

Return to Celtic

On 1 July 2010, Mulgrew returned to Celtic on a three-year deal, becoming new manager Neil Lennon's first signing. On 2 January 2011, having played only a handful of games, Charlie Mulgrew played against Rangers F.C. in a 2-0 win at Ibrox Stadium on the left wing. Mulgrew excelled as Celtic comfortably won 2-0. On 29 January, Charlie Mulgrew deputised for Daniel Majstorović at centre back against former team Aberdeen in a 4-1 2010-11 Scottish League Cup semi-final win at Hampden Park. Charlie Mulgrew scored Charlie Mulgrew first goal for Celtic in that game, nodding home Kris Commons' corner from close range. Mulgrew became a regular in the centre of defence alongside Majstorović. In the 2010-11 Scottish Cup semi-final on 17 April, Charlie Mulgrew scored Charlie Mulgrew second goal for Celtic from a long-range free kick. Like Charlie Mulgrew first goal, it was at Hampden Park and against Aberdeen. On 21 May, Mulgrew kept up the trend of scoring at Hampden by netting in 2011 Scottish Cup Final against Motherwell F.C.. Charlie Mulgrew scored the final goal of Celtic's 3-0 win with a free kick into the top corner, and helped earn Charlie Mulgrew Charlie Mulgrew first medal in football.

On 25 August 2011, Mulgrew continued Charlie Mulgrew set piece record by scoring a free kick in Celtic's 1-3 defeat to FC Sion in their second leg qualifier for the Europa League. The following day, Mulgrew signed a contract extension at Celtic F.C. which would see Charlie Mulgrew at the club until at least 2015. On the first Old Firm derby day of the 2011-12 season, Charlie Mulgrew was sent off for a second bookable offence which was a challenge on Steven Davis. Mulgrew scored Charlie Mulgrew first SPL goal for Celtic on 15 October 2011, a headed equaliser at Rugby Park as Celtic came back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with Kilmarnock F.C..

International career

Mulgrew has represented Scotland at all levels up to and including Scotland national under-21 football team.

On 20 February 2012, Craig Levein indeed called Mulgrew up to the Scotland squad to face Slovenia in a friendly.

Personal life

Mulgrew's cousin is Canada indoor lacrosse player Sean Greenhalgh, who plays for the Buffalo Bandits in the National Lacrosse League. Mulgrew is married to Alana and has two sons, Josh and Jacob.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Mulgrew

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