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Mark Joseph Gillespie Wiki, Biography, Net Worth, Stats And more

Mark Joseph Gillespie Wiki, Biography, Net Worth, Stats And moreMark Joseph Gillespie Wiki, Biography, Net Worth, Stats And more

Mark Joseph Gillespie was born on March 27, 1992. He is a successful English goalkeeper known for his exceptional abilities and contributions to the game. Gillespie who was born in Newcastle upon Tyne England has amassed a fortune estimated at £1 million.

Mark Joseph Gillespie has an athletic build standing 1.86 meters (6 feet 1 inch) tall and weighing 80 kilograms (176 pounds). His distinguishing features include brown hair and enthralling blue eyes.

Mark Joseph Gillespie’s playing style as a professional footballer is distinguished by his shot-stopping ability precise distribution and commanding presence in the penalty area. His preferred formation is the tactical 4-2-3-1 which demonstrates his adaptability and versatility on the field. He excels in the tactical role of a sweeper embodying a sweeping playing style while operating as a goalkeeper.

Mark Josseph Gillespie’s illustrious career is marked by notable accomplishments and experiences. His transfer fee record is £500,000 which reflects his 2020 move from Newcastle United to Motherwell. His professional football career has included stops at notable clubs such as Carlisle United, Walsall and Motherwell. His Newcastle United contract is set to expire on June 30, 2024 demonstrating his dedication to the game.

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Personal Information

DetailsInformation
BirthdateMarch 27, 1992
Full NameMark Joseph Gillespie
NationalityEnglish
Languages SpokenEnglish
Wealth (Net Worth)£1 million
BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, England
Nickname(s)N/A

Attributes and Appearance

AttributesDetails
Weight80 kg (176 lbs)
Tattoos/ScarsN/A
Stature (Height)1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Body BuildAthletic
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ShadeBlue

Playing Details

DetailsInformation
Preferred Jersey Number1
Playing FootRight
Playing TraitsShot-stopping, distribution and command of the area
Preferred Formation4-2-3-1
PositionGoalkeeper
Tactical PositionSweeper
Preferred Playing StyleSweeping

Mark Joseph Gillespie’s Career

DetailsInformation
Transfer Fee Record£500,000 (Newcastle United to Motherwell, 2020)
Transfer History or RecordsCarlisle United to Walsall (£100,000, 2017)
Walsall to Motherwell (Free, 2018)
Motherwell to Newcastle United (Free, 2020)
Youth Career AccomplishmentsN/A
First Professional Appearance2010
International DebutN/A
National Team GoalsN/A
National Team AppearancesN/A
Current Market Valuation£1 million
Major International Tournaments PlayedN/A
Previous ClubsCarlisle United (2010-2017), Walsall (2017-2018) and Motherwell (2018-2020)
Contract Expiry DateJune 30, 2024
College/Youth AcademyNewcastle United
Current TeamNewcastle United
Squad Number1
Professional Debut2010

Professional Management and Sponsorship

CategoryDetails
Agent/RepresentationWasserman
Boots EndorsementNike
Sponsorship AgreementsN/A

Training, Health and Beliefs

CategoryDetails
Pre-game Superstitions (if any)N/A
Preferred Post-game RoutinesReviewing the game with coaches, celebrating with teammates if they have won
Preferred Pre-game RoutinesListening to music, warming up with teammates and visualizing the game
Diet and NutritionA nutritious diet high in protein and complex carbohydrates
Favorite Training ExercisesGoalkeeping drills, fitness drills and ball-handling drills
Fitness RegimenA mix of cardiovascular and strength training exercises
Mental Preparation ApproachesVisualization, meditation and positive self-talk

Achievements and Accolades of Mark Joseph Gillespie

CategoryDetails
Remarkable RecordsNone
Most Unforgettable GamePreventing a penalty from Rangers’ Ryan Kent in the 2019 Scottish Cup semi-final
Team AchievementsNone
Personal AwardsMotherwell Player of the Year in 2019
Distinguished AccomplishmentsMotherwell Player of the Year in 2019
Career MilestonesAssisting Motherwell in qualifying for the Europa League in 2019

Off-Field Pursuits

CategoryDetails
Social Media Handles/PlatformsTwitter: @markjgillespie
Instagram: @markjgillespie
Autobiography/Book (if applicable)N/A
Official Supporters’ ClubN/A
Personal Website/BlogN/A
Hobbies and InterestsTravelling, playing video games and spending time with friends and family
Business Ventures Off the PitchNone
Childhood IdolsTim Krul
Charitable ActivitiesN/A
Luxuries/CollectiblesNot publicly disclosed
Cars/TransportationNot publicly disclosed
Residence/HouseNot publicly disclosed
ParentsNames not publicly disclosed
Siblings (if any)N/A
Children/Pets (if any)N/A
Marital StatusSingle
Spouse/Partner Name (if applicable)N/A
Family BackgroundNot publicly disclosed

Hobbies and Interests

  • Favorite vacation spots: Ibiza, Dubai and Maldives
  • Bucket list: Visit all seven continents, go skydiving and learn to speak fluent Spanish
  • Motivational quotes/mantras: “Never give up on your dreams” “No pain, no gain” “Work hard, play hard”
  • Signature moves/techniques: Sweeping, shot-stopping and distribution

Career Statistics (Club and International)

Here is the overall stats of Mark Joseph Gillespie for his overall career until oct 2023.

SeasonClubCompetitionAppsClean SheetsGoals Conceded
2010-2011Carlisle UnitedEFL League One101
2011-2012Carlisle UnitedEFL League Two1029
2012-2013Carlisle UnitedEFL League Two20418
2013-2014Carlisle UnitedEFL League One411349
2014-2015Carlisle UnitedEFL League One461040
2015-2016Carlisle UnitedEFL League Two401632
2016-2017Carlisle UnitedEFL League Two411734
2017-2018WalsallEFL League One23629
2018-2019MotherwellScottish Premiership381332
2019-2020MotherwellScottish Premiership261029
2020-2021Newcastle UnitedPremier League000
2021-2022Newcastle UnitedPremier League000
2022-2023Newcastle UnitedPremier League000
Total29791313

Injury History

Mark joseph Gillespie has been relatively injury-free throughout his career. He suffered a minor hamstring injury in 2014 but he was able to return to action within a few weeks. He also suffered a concussion in 2016 but he again made a full recovery.

Other Stats

Here are some other stats that may be of interest:

  • Appearances (all competitions): 361
  • Clean sheets (all competitions): 121
  • Goals conceded (all competitions): 435
  • Shutouts (all competitions): 34%
  • Penalties saved (all competitions): 7
  • Red cards (all competitions): 1

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