Paul McGinn (born 22 October 1990) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a defender. He has previously played for Queen's Park, St Mirren and Dumbarton, Dundee and Chesterfield.
McGinn started his career as a youth player at Queen's Park. He made his debut on 2 May 2009, in Queen's Park's 1–0 defeat to Raith Rovers. Having come on as a substitute he was sent off in the 90th minute.
On 18 September 2012, McGinn signed for Scottish Premier League side St Mirren until the end of the season, despite interest from Aberdeen and Dundee United. On 24 November 2012, he went out on loan to former his club Queen's Park. The loan was necessary to give him game time, as he was registered as an amateur and unable to play in the SPL until January. He then finished the season on loan to Dumbarton. Despite being offered a new contract, McGinn opted to leave St Mirren at the end of the season.
After his successful loan spell, on 4 June 2013, McGinn agreed a one-year deal with Dumbarton. In all he made 42 appearances in all competitions that season, in as side that finished 5th in the Scottish Championship. McGinn was also named as part of the 2013–14 PFA Scotland Scottish Championship Team of the Year.
On 20 June 2014, McGinn was persuaded by Dundee manager Paul Hartley to sign a two-year contract alongside former St Mirren teammate Paul McGowan. He made his debut on 2 August 2014, as Dundee beat Peterhead 4–0 in the Scottish League Cup.
On 22 June 2016, McGinn signed a two-year contract with English club Chesterfield after his Dundee contract expired. He scored his first goal for Chesterfield in a 3-1 EFL Cup loss against Rochdale on 9 August 2016. On 25 August 2017, he left the club, with his contract being cancelled by mutual consent.
- As of match played 30 April 2017
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|Queen's Park (loan)||2012–13||8||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||8||1|
Paul's older brother Stephen and younger brother John are also footballers. Stephen plays for St Mirren while John plays for Hibernian. All three have played for St Mirren during their careers. His grandfather Jack McGinn is a former Celtic chairman & Scottish Football Association president.