Date of birth
Republic of Ireland
Sean Maguire signed for PNE in the summer of 2017 from Cork City in Ireland after a compensation package was agreed between the two clubs.
The forward agreed a three-year deal at Deepdale but initially remained at Cork for two more months as the English league season had finished and Cork were leading the title race.
Maguire arrived in PR1 knowing some former teammates would welcome him as both Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle played alongside him when they won the league with Dundalk, and he’d also previously played with Alan Browne internationally.
Maguire made a flying start to life at PNE, scoring ten goals in 24 games in the 2017/18 season, with two of them strikes coming on his return from injury in a famous Gentry Day victory away at Bolton Wanderers.
Injuries then disrupted his second season with the Lilywhites, before he then played all but two Championship games in 2019/20, scoring five goals that term.
Maguire initially started out at Waterford United scoring 14 goals in 34 games before moving to West Ham United. A couple of loan spells followed with Sligo Rovers and Accrington Stanley before a permanent move to Dundalk.
Cork were his next team and where he really found his form - 36 goals were scored in 48 games by the time PNE snapped him up. He finished as top scorer in the division with 18 goals in his first season at Cork City and was a part of their Europa League qualifying campaign in his second.
Seani has also represented the Republic of Ireland national team 11 times as of June 2021, scoring once in a friendly against New Zealand.