Visitor....since October 1996.

Defender 88-92
5ft 11" 12st 6lbs
b.Belfast, 13th Sept 1957

Debut v Everton (a) 30/10/88

Larne Town 78

Luton Town June 78

(Luton loan Dec 89-Jan 90)

Chelsea Aug 92

Mal Donaghy represented County Antrim in Gaelic football, but he had
been capped once in the soccer code, by Ireland`s U21 side, when he
joined Luton Town from Larne Town in a 20.000 pound transfer in June 78.
The former Post Office clerk settled well into English League football,
giving Luton Town a decade of sterling service. A remarkable stable
performer . Donaghy averaged 41 League appearances per season, and was
ever-present in six of his 10 seasons at Kenilworth Road.
He won a 2nd Div Championship medal in 82 and a League Cup winners`
medal in 88. He cost UNITED a reported fee of 650.000 pounds when he
signed a 4 year contract for Alex ferguson in Oct 88. It was big money
for a player past 30, but Donaghy was a consistent, adaptable defender
of tried and tested ability who simply got on with his job and UNITED
needed that sort of solidity. He began in central defence alongside
Steve Bruce, moving to full back when Gary Pallister was signed from
Middlesboro`. He spent a loan spell back at Luton in Dec 89, his move
being part of a temporary exchange deal which brought goalkeeper Les
Sealey to OT. In Aug 92, when one month short of his 35th birthday,
Chelsea paid 100.000 pounds for his transfer. During his four years at OT Donaghy had performed efficiently and almost
unobtrusively, but always with maximum effort and consistency. He won 17
caps whilst on UNITED`s books, which took his total of International
appearances to 76, Donaghy captained Northern Ireland against Romania at
Windsor Park, Belfast. It was his 88th cap. He has appeared in two World
Cups for his country, in Spain in 1982 and in Mexico four years later. Appearances: FL 76 - 0 g FAC 10 - 0 g FLC 10 - 0 g EUR 2 - 0 g Total: 98 apps 0 goals ________________________________________ t.b.cont Pt 22 Tony Dunne 60-73 Greetings to all Manchester United Supporters All over the world.

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