Mark Fotheringham

Mark Fotheringham
Mark Fotheringham
Personal information
Full name Mark McKay Fotheringham
Date of birth 22 October 1983 (1983-10-22) (age 28)
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Livingston
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- Livingston 4 (2)
National team
2003-2004 Scotland U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:49, 6 November 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Mark McKay Fotheringham (born 22 October 1983, in Dundee) is a Scottish footballer who plays for Livingston.


Club career

Fotheringham played three times for Celtic, graduating from the youth ranks at Parkhead. 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 4 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.[11]

In January 2010, Mark Fotheringham signed a contract with Anorthosis Famagusta.

Fotheringham signed for Livingston in October 2011.[12]


  1. ^ "Fotheringham to join Dundee". BBC Sport. 2006-07-25. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  2. ^ "Leeds end interest in trialists". BBC Sport. 2006-07-25. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  3. ^ "Fotheringham signs Norwich deal". BBC Sport. 2008-05-23. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Doherty handed Canaries captaincy". BBC Sport. 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  5. ^ Canaries release midfield duo
  6. ^ "Espanyol In Talks With Norwich City's Mark Fotheringham". 2009-05-28. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  7. ^ "Mark Fotheringham Aiming To Impress Espanyol". 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  8. ^ "Mark Fotheringham offered trial with Rams". Derby County Mad. 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  9. ^ "Midfielder lands Rams trial". Eat Sleep Sport. 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  10. ^ "Clough cools on Fotheringham". 2009-07-13.,16368,1792_5429417,00.html. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  11. ^ Fotheringham nach Dundee
  12. ^ "Maurice Ross and Mark Fotheringham join Livingston". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jason Shackell
Norwich City Captain
Succeeded by
Gary Doherty

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