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Mark Fotheringham (Scottish footballer)

Mark Fotheringham
Personal information
Full name Mark McKay Fotheringham
Date of birth (1983-10-22) 22 October 1983
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Celtic 3 (0)
2003–2005 Dundee 51 (4)
2005–2006 SC Freiburg 9 (0)
2006–2007 FC Aarau 13 (0)
2007–2009 Norwich City 69 (3)
2009 Dundee United 3 (0)
2010–2011 Anorthosis Famagusta 22 (2)
2011–2012 Livingston 11 (2)
2012 Dundee 1 (0)
2012–2013 Ross County 13 (0)
2013–2014 Notts County 28 (1)
2014–2015 Fulham 2 (0)
National team
2003–2004 Scotland U21 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:27, 31 January 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Mark McKay Fotheringham (born 22 October 1983) is a Scottish footballer who is currently without a club having last played for Fulham. After beginning his career with Celtic, he broke through to regular first team football with Dundee and appeared for the Scotland under-21 team. He has subsequently played for a number of clubs in Scotland, England, Switzerland and Cyprus, notably Norwich City, where he was club captain.


  • Club career 1
    • Norwich 1.1
    • After Norwich 1.2
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Club career

Fotheringham played three times for Celtic. At the time of his debut, he was the youngest player ever to play in Celtic's first team. In 2003, he moved to one of his hometown clubs, Dundee F.C..[1] After two years with the Dark Blues, making 59 appearances and scoring four goals in all competitions, Fotheringham moved to Germany with SC Freiburg, where he played for a season. After an unsuccessful trial with Leeds United,[2] Fotheringham moved to FC Aarau of the Swiss Super League in 2006 but left midway through the season.


Fotheringham began training with Rangers in January 2007 in a bid to earn a contract. However, he decided to join Norwich City on 31 January until the end of the season, with the option of a one season extension to his contract, which was taken up, keeping him at Norwich until the summer of 2008. He made his debut for Norwich on 3 February 2007 at Carrow Road against Leeds United. The 2007–08 season began well for Fotheringham, as he scored his first goal for the club in a 5–2 League Cup win over Barnet. However, on 18 August 2007, he suffered ankle ligament damage in a match against Southampton which kept him out of action for more than two months. Fotheringham returned to the Norwich side under new Canaries manager Glenn Roeder and for a while became a permanent fixture in the side. For Norwich's home match with Plymouth Argyle on 4 December 2007, Fotheringham was made Norwich captain in the absence of Jason Shackell and was subsequently given the role on a permanent basis.

On 23 May 2008, Fotheringham agreed a new one-year deal to stay at Norwich for the 2008–09 season.[3] It was also confirmed that he would remain as club captain, however a number of other players including Darel Russell and Gary Doherty filled this role in his periods of absence from the team during the season. In March 2009, following an incident where he stormed down the Carrow Road tunnel having been substituted in a match against Coventry City, Fotheringham was stripped of his captaincy role to be permanently replaced by Doherty.[4] He never played for the club again, and was released in April 2009.[5]

After Norwich

On 28 May 2009, it was announced that Espanyol were interested in signing him,[6] and Fotheringham joined Espanyol for a week-long trial in June 2009.[7] Derby County manager Nigel Clough then offered Fotheringham the chance to join Derby for pre-season training, which Fotheringham accepted,[8] and joined Derby on trial in July 2009.[9] Clough later revealed Derby would not be signing him,[10] with Fotheringham also going on trial at Sheffield United. After clinching a January 2010 move to Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta, Fotheringham signed a short-term deal with hometown club Dundee United, for the three months before his move to Cyprus.

In January 2010, Mark Fotheringham signed a contract with Anorthosis Famagusta. At the end of the 2010-11 season, Manager Stanimir Stoilov then froze him out of for the pre-season training by banning him from entering the club's facilities.[11]

Having joined Sheffield United on trial,[12] Fotheringham signed for Livingston in October 2011.[13] Fotheringham scored in a 2-0 win over Queen of the South on 29 October 2011[14] and another against Falkirk in a 4-3 loss.[15] Then on 30 December 2011, Fotheringham had his Livingston contract extended by twenty-eight days.[16] He had a brief trial at Wolverhampton Wanderers in January 2012, but was not offered a contract.[17] After the trial, Fotheringham was freed by the club in late-January.[18]

On 7 March 2012, Fotheringham re-joined Dundee.[19] On 30 April 2012, it was announced his contract would not be renewed.[20]

In the summer of 2012, Fotheringham trained with German clubs 1899 Hoffenheim and VfL Wolfsburg.[21] He signed for Scottish Premier League club Ross County in September 2012.[21] After making thirteen appearances, Fotheringham left Ross County to join Swiss side Luzern.[22] However, it only revealed that Fotheringham went on trial with the club instead.[23] On 23 July 2013, Fotheringham, signed for Notts County following his successful trial.[24]


  1. ^ "Fotheringham to join Dundee". BBC Sport. 25 July 2006. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Leeds end interest in trialists". BBC Sport. 25 July 2006. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Fotheringham signs Norwich deal". BBC Sport. 23 May 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "Doherty handed Canaries captaincy". BBC Sport. 6 March 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2008. 
  5. ^ Canaries release midfield duo
  6. ^ "Espanyol In Talks With Norwich City's Mark Fotheringham". 28 May 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "Mark Fotheringham Aiming To Impress Espanyol". 9 June 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "Mark Fotheringham offered trial with Rams". Derby County Mad. 9 June 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  9. ^ "Midfielder lands Rams trial". Eat Sleep Sport. 6 July 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  10. ^ "Clough cools on Fotheringham". 13 July 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2009. 
  11. ^ "Mark Fotheringham shocked as Cypriot side Famagusta ban Scots star from training". Daily Record. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Mark Fotheringham given Sheffield United trial". BBC Sport. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Maurice Ross and Mark Fotheringham join Livingston". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "Division One: QoS 0 Livingston 2". Daily Record. 30 October 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Division One: Falkirk 4 Livingston 3". Daily Record. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Maurice Ross and Mark Fotheringham are great for Livingston youngsters, says boss Gary Bollan". Daily Record. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Fotheringham in Wolves trial". Sky Sports. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "SFL Transfer Deadline Day round-up: Falkirk duo Murray Wallace & Kallum Higginbotham complete switch to Huddersfield". Daily Record. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "FOZZY REJOINS DEE". Dundee FC. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  20. ^ "Dundee announce six player departures for the end of the season". 30 April 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  21. ^ a b "Ross County sign midfielder Mark Fotheringham after Dundee exit". BBC Sport (BBC). 13 September 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  22. ^ "Adams goes Dutch to bring in Maatsen". Herald Scotland. 22 June 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "Lucerne testing two players" [Ein Schotte und ein BrasilianerLuzern testet zwei Spieler] (in German). 19 June 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  24. ^ "Fotheringham Earns Magpies Contract". 23 July 2013. 

External links

  • Mark Fotheringham career statistics at Soccerbase
  • Mark Fotheringham career statistics at Soccerbase
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