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Carl Finnigan’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroProfessional footballer
Is Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 
From United Kingdom 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 1 October 1986, Jarrow, England, United Kingdom
Age:33 years
Stats
Height: 179
Weight: 70

Carl ‘Rocky’ Finnigan (born 1 October 1986) is an English footballer who plays for [1] South Shields F.C. in the Northern League. Scored his debut Professional goal against Rangers FC at Ibrox at the age of 20 but Best known for Scoring goals against Celtic FC at Parkhead. His most previous club was Township Rollers in the Botswana Premier League and he signed for South Shields on 26 August 2016.

Career

Finnigan was born in Jarrow. As a youngster, he played for Jarrow F.C.’s under-age teams before joining Newcastle United. He scored 56 goals for Newcastle’s reserve and academy teams from 102 starts and 20 substitute appearances, but never appeared in a competitive first-team game.

Finnigan joined Scottish Premier League club Falkirk on 23 January 2007, replacing Anthony Stokes who had left the “Bairns” to sign for Sunderland. He made his Falkirk debut, and his first appearance in a senior league, as a second-half substitute against Kilmarnock on 27 January 2007. The forward scored his first Bairns’ goal three weeks later against Rangers, when he “played a neat one-two with Gow and drilled a shot beyond McGregor from the edge of the penalty area”. In the 2008–09 season, he played a major role, scoring twice and winning a penalty, in Falkirk’s 4–0 victory over rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle in what proved a successful fight against relegation. He also scored the winner against the same opposition to take Falkirk through to the semi-final of the Scottish Cup, and had a goal disallowed in the Cup Final. Before the 2009–10 season, Finnigan signed a new one-year contract with Falkirk, with an option for a second year.

On 24 June 2011, Finnigan signed for Scottish Premier League (SPL) club St Johnstone. In February 2012, Finnigan signed on loan for Dundee. He scored on his debut for Dundee, a late equaliser in a 1–1 draw with Falkirk after coming on as a second-half substitute. Finnigan then scored in a 3–2 win over Livingston. Finnigan returned to St Johnstone in April 2012 following a season-ending cartilage injury, but then signed for Dundee on 1 June.

In August 2013, Finnigan joined South African National First Division side Chippa United on a one-year contract. He scored on his debut on 6 October 2013 in a 1–1 draw with Thanda Royal Zulu and went on to score a total of 2 goals in 9 league appearances before being released at the end of his contract.

On 11 September 2014, it was announced that Finnigan had signed for Gateshead until the end of the season subject to international clearance. He made his debut on 20 September as a half time substitute against Welling United, scoring the equaliser in a 1–1 draw within 5 minutes of coming off the bench. On 11 June 2015, Gateshead announced Finnigan, along with 10 others, would not be offered a new deal.

On 2 July 2015, Finnigan signed for Township Rollers of the Botswana Premier League.

On 26 August 2016 he signed for South Shields F.C. : Carl Finnigan signs for Shields