James McClean was born in Derry, Northern Ireland on Apr. 22, 1989. When he was young, he started his professional football playing career, appearing in a match against Glentoran as a substitute. For expired for his contract, he transferred to Derry City with David McDaid, and the McEleney brothers — Shane and Patrick. In Aug. 2008, he appeared in a League of Ireland Cup competition for the first time as a substitute for Kevin McHugh.
James McClean joined the Sunderland in 2011 for £350,000 by a one-year-long agreement. For his outstanding performances on football field and dynamic energy spending in football, the manager Steve Bruce revealed that he will have promising future in the club. He started a bright football career with Sunderland by distinguished achievements in competitions, claiming a place in the Sunderland. In addition, he also played for Wigan Athletic and West Bromwich Albion, Northern Ireland national football team and Ireland national football team. When he played for the Ireland national football team, he win the respects of countless football lovers and loyal football fans by outstanding performances on football fields.