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Josh Magennis




Date of birth



188 cm




Northern Ireland

Josh Magennis bolstered the Tigers' attacking ranks when he joined the Club from Bolton Wanderers in August 2019.

The Northern Irish international penned a two-year deal at the MKM Stadium, with a Club option of a further 12 months.

Having spent his younger years with Bryansburn Rangers, Lisburn Distillery and Glentoran, Magennis headed to the Welsh capital to join Cardiff City’s Academy as a teenage goalkeeper - despite starting out as an outfield player.

Magennis even made the substitutes’ bench for the first team in a League Cup tie for the Bluebirds against Liverpool but the coaches at Ninian Park obviously saw his potential to play up front rather than between the sticks and he signed his first professional contract with the Welsh side in April 2009.

He eventually made his senior debut for Cardiff as a substitute on the opening weekend of the 2009/10 season during a 4-0 victory over Scunthorpe United. It took Magennis just four appearances to score his first senior goal, netting in a 3-1 League Cup victory over Bristol Rovers.

His career has also seen him play for Grimsby Town (loan), Aberdeen, St Mirren (loan), Kilmarnock, Charlton Athletic and Bolton Wanderers before arriving at the MKM Stadium.

His debut season with the Tigers saw him find the back of the net five times in 32 appearances in all competitions. He bettered that total last season as the Tigers won promotion back to the Championship, netting 18 goals in 40 appearances in League One.