Player Profile

Mark Gillespie

Mark Gillespie

Newcastle United Goalkeeper

Nationality :England
Date Of Birth :March 27, 1992
Height :186cm
Weight :86kg

Mark Gillespie is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Newcastle United.

QUICK FACTS

Full nameMark Joseph Gillespie
Date of birth27 March 1992 (age 31)
Place of birthNewcastle upon Tyne, England
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Position(s)Goalkeeper

Mark Gillespie Biography, EarlyLife

Englishman Mark Gillespie plays football. On March 27, 1992, he was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. His height is approximately 6 feet 3 inches.

Gillespie transferred from the Newcastle United academy to Carlisle United when he was 16 years old. He started out for Carlisle as a member of the youth team before being promoted to the reserve team.

Mark Gillespie Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Mark Gillespie’s Height, And Weight

Mark Gillespie has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 6 feet 3 inches and weighs around 86 kg.

Career

On 20 February 2010, Gillespie was named as a substitute for Carlisle’s League One match against Swindon Town due to an injury suffered by Lenny Pidgeley. He was on the bench for a further seven games before Pidgeley returned for the 2010 Football League Trophy final on 28 March 2010.

On 8 May 2010, the final day of the 2009–10 season, Gillespie made his professional debut in a win against Norwich City at Carrow Road after coming on as a late substitute. Gillespie therefore became the youngest keeper ever to represent Carlisle, at 18 years and 42 days, beating the previous record set by Tony Caig.

In the 2010–11 season, Gillespie joined Blyth Spartans, then in the Conference North, on a month-long loan. He made his first start against Eastwood Town on 16 October 2010, keeping a clean sheet. His loan was extended for a further two months before he returned to Carlisle. He made no appearances for Carlisle in either of the 2010–11 or 2011–12 seasons.

Gillespie made his first start for Carlisle in Carlisle’s Football League Trophy tie against Preston North End on 4 September 2012. This ended a run of 146 consecutive starts for Adam Collin. Gillespie retained his place in the team the following Saturday, in a league fixture against Hartlepool United, after Carlisle manager Greg Abbott said that Gillespie and Collin were competing against each other for the goalkeeping position.

Gillespie was praised by Tottenham Hotspur boss André Villas-Boas and veteran keeper Carlo Cudicini after Carlisle slipped to a 3–0 defeat in a League Cup tie on 26 September. The praise was earned after Gillespie pulled off a string of fine saves to keep United in the match early on. Gillespie lost his place in the first team at the start of November 2012, after playing 13 consecutive games in two months, during which he conceded 23 goals and kept only one clean sheet (in a game against Crewe Alexandra on 18 September 2012).

He regained his place in the team one and a half months later in a 2–1 loss at Shrewsbury Town and retained it to make 37 appearances for the season. During the season, he extended his contract until the end of the 2014–15 season, while at the season’s end, Collin departed the club for Rotherham United.

Gillespie’s 2013–14 season was curtailed by a knee injury suffered in an FA Cup tie against Boreham Wood in November. He made no further appearances for Carlisle during the season, as the club was relegated to League Two.

Gillespie turned down a new contract from Carlisle on 7 June 2017, instead moving on to Walsall in League One.

Walsall

On 23 June 2017, Gillespie joined League One side Walsall on a two-year contract.

Motherwell

On 5 June 2018, Gillespie signed for Scottish Premiership club Motherwell on a two-year deal. He made his debut on 17 July 2018, in a Scottish League Cup group stage match at home to Edinburgh City, but was backup to Trevor Carson in league matches until November 2018 when Carson was ruled out with deep vein thrombosis. During the season Gillespie saved a penalty on four occasions; at home against Celtic, two in matches against St Johnstone, and at home to Livingston in the final game of the season. On 31 May 2020, Motherwell announced that Gillespie (who had been ever-present that season) would be leaving the club after his contract expired.

Newcastle United

On 3 July 2020, Newcastle United announced the signing of Gillespie on a three-year contract, returning to the club after twelve years.

Mark Gillespie’s Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Mark Gillespie is $4 million.

Transfer Value and Records

  • Current market value: €300k
  • Highest market value: €500k

Mark Gillespie’s Girlfriend, Dating

There isn’t much information regarding his personal life available right now. His personal life will shortly be updated with any new developments. Furthermore, his former romantic history is unreported.

Mark Gillespie Awards

Newcastle United

  • EFL Cup runner-up: 2022–23

Mark Gillespie: Players Stats 2023

Premier League 2 Division Two U23 Stats for Mark Gillespie

GeneralTotalPer 90 Minutes
Matches Played1N/A
Minutes9090 min’ per appearance

Defending Stats

DefendingTotalPer 90 or %
Goals Conceded00
Minutes Per Goal Conceded0 min’ 
Clean Sheets00%

Yellow Cards, Red Cards, and Foul Stats

Cards & FoulsTotalPer 90
Yellow Cards0 
Red Cards0 
Total Cards00
Minutes Per BookingNo Bookings

FAQ

What is the net worth of Mark Gillespie?

His net worth is 4 million dollars.

What is the height of Mark Gillespie?

His height is 6 feet 3 inches.

What is the age of Mark Gillespie?

His age is 31 years as of 2023.

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