27 October 2006

Mal Donaghy


Preceded by
Succeeded by
1987
Northern Ireland's most capped defender, Mal Donaghy went from precocious young left-back to Billy Bingham's very own Irish sweeper...

Name: Malachy Martin Donaghy
Born: 13 September 1957, Belfast
Height: 5.10 ft
Weight: 12.07 st
Position: Defender/Midfielder

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 91 Full Caps (1980-1994), 1 Under-21 Cap (1978).
Club Honours: (with Luton) Football League Cup Winner 1987/88; Football League Division Two Champion 1981/82; Full Members Cup Runner-Up 1987/88; (with Man. United) Football League Runner-Up 1991/92; Football League Cup Runner-Up 1990/91 (unused sub); European Cup Winners' Cup Winner 1990/91 (unused sub); FA Charity Shield Winner (Shared) 1990; European Super Cup Winner 1991 (unused sub).
Awards: NI PFA Most Promising Newcomer 1978; NI International Player of the Year 1987.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Others
Post Office Social Club
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-
-
-
-
-
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Cromac Albion
-
-
-
(Irish Amateur League)
Larne
77/78
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Luton T.
78/79-88/89
Jun-78
£20,000
410 (0)/16
36(0)/3
34(0)/2
-
3(0)/0
Man. Utd
88/89-91/92
Oct-88
£650,000
76(13)/ 0
10(0)/0
9(5)/0
2(3)/0
1(0)/0
Luton T.
89/90
Dec-89
Loan
5 (0)/ 0
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-
-
-
Chelsea
92/93-93/94
Aug-92
£150,000
63 (5)/ 3
1(1)/0
8(0)/0
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-
TOTALS
£820,000
554(18)/19
47(1)/3
51(5)/2
2(3)/0
4(0)/0



Biography:
To follow.

Since retiring as a player Mal Donaghy has coached or managed Newry, Cliftonville and Donegal Celtic. He also managed the Northern Ireland Under-19 team and is currently the Irish FA's Disability Football Development Officer.

Mal's son Ciaran has enjoyed a long Irish League career with Cliftonville, Newry City and Donegal Celtic having previously won Northern Ireland youth caps.


Irish FA Website Bio
Luton Town Official Website Bio

Northern Ireland Cap Details:
16-05-1980 Scotland..... H W 1-0 BC
20-05-1980 England...... A D 1-1 BC
23-05-1980 Wales........ A W 1-0 BC

15-10-1980 Sweden....... H W 3-0 WCQ
19-11-1980 Portugal..... A L 0-1 WCQ
19-05-1981 Scotland..... A L 0-2 BC sub
14-10-1981 Scotland..... H D 0-0 WCQ
18-11-1981 Israel....... H W 1-0 WCQ
23-02-1982 England...... A L 0-4 BC
24-03-1982 France....... A L 0-4 FR
28-04-1982 Scotland..... H D 1-1 BC
27-05-1982 Wales........ A L 0-3 BC
17-06-1982 Yugoslavia... N D 0-0 WCF
21-06-1982 Honduras..... N D 1-1 WCF
25-06-1982 Spain........ N W 1-0 WCF sent-off
04-07-1982 France....... N L 1-4 WCF
13-10-1982 Austria...... A L 0-2 ECQ
17-11-1982 West Germany. H W 1-0 ECQ
15-12-1982 Albania...... A D 0-0 ECQ
30-03-1983 Turkey....... A W 2-1 ECQ
27-04-1983 Albania...... H W 1-0 ECQ
24-05-1983 Scotland..... A D 0-0 BC
28-05-1983 England...... H D 0-0 BC
31-05-1983 Wales........ H L 0-1 BC
21-09-1983 Austria...... H W 3-1 ECQ
12-10-1983 Turkey....... A L 0-1 ECQ
16-11-1983 West Germany. A W 1-0 ECQ
13-12-1983 Scotland..... H W 2-0 BC
04-04-1984 England...... A L 0-1 BC
22-05-1984 Wales........ A D 1-1 BC
27-05-1984 Finland...... A L 0-1 WCQ
12-09-1984 Romania...... H W 3-2 WCQ
14-11-1984 Finland...... H W 2-1 WCQ
27-02-1985 England...... H L 0-1 WCQ
27-03-1985 Spain........ A D 0-0 FR
01-05-1985 Turkey....... H W 2-0 WCQ
11-09-1985 Turkey....... A D 0-0 WCQ
16-10-1985 Romania...... A W 1-0 WCQ
13-11-1985 England...... A D 0-0 WCQ
26-02-1986 France....... A D 0-0 FR
26-03-1986 Denmark...... H D 1-1 FR
23-04-1986 Morocco...... H W 2-1 FR

03-06-1986 Algeria...... N D 1-1 WCF
07-06-1986 Spain........ N L 1-2 WCF
12-06-1986 Brazil....... N L 0-3 WCF
15-10-1986 England...... A L 0-3 ECQ
12-11-1986 Turkey....... A D 0-0 ECQ
18-02-1987 Israel....... A D 1-1 FR
01-04-1987 England...... H L 0-2 ECQ
29-04-1987 Yugoslavia... H L 1-2 ECQ
14-10-1987 Yugoslavia... A L 0-3 ECQ
11-11-1987 Turkey....... H W 1-0 ECQ
17-02-1988 Greece....... A L 2-3 FR
23-03-1988 Poland....... H D 1-1 FR
27-04-1988 France....... H D 0-0 FR
21-05-1988 Malta........ H W 3-0 WCQ
14-09-1988 Rep. Ireland. H D 0-0 WCQ
19-10-1988 Hungary...... A L 0-1 WCQ
21-12-1988 Spain........ A L 0-4 WCQ
08-02-1989 Spain........ H L 0-2 WCQ
26-04-1989 Malta........ A W 2-0 WCQ
26-05-1989 Chile........ H L 0-1 FR
11-10-1989 Rep. Ireland. A L 0-3 WCQ
27-03-1990 Norway....... H L 2-3 FR
12-09-1990 Yugoslavia... H L 0-2 ECQ
17-10-1990 Denmark...... H D 1-1 ECQ
14-11-1990 Austria...... A D 0-0 ECQ
06-02-1991 Poland....... H W 3-1 FR
27-03-1991 Yugoslavia... A L 1-4 ECQ
01-05-1991 Faroe Islands H D 1-1 ECQ
11-09-1991 Faroe Islands A W 5-0 ECQ
16-10-1991 Austria...... H W 2-1 ECQ
13-11-1991 Denmark...... A L 1-2 ECQ
19-02-1992 Scotland..... A L 0-1 FR
28-04-1992 Lithuania.... H D 2-2 WCQ
02-06-1992 Germany...... A D 1-1 FR
09-09-1992 Albania...... H W 3-0 WCQ
14-10-1992 Spain........ H D 0-0 WCQ
18-11-1992 Denmark...... H L 0-1 WCQ
17-02-1993 Albania...... A W 2-1 WCQ
31-03-1993 Rep. Ireland. A L 0-3 WCQ
28-04-1993 Spain........ A L 1-3 WCQ
25-05-1993 Lithuania.... A W 1-0 WCQ
02-06-1993 Latvia....... A W 2-1 WCQ
08-09-1993 Latvia....... H W 2-0 WCQ
13-10-1993 Denmark...... A L 0-1 WCQ
17-11-1993 Rep. Ireland. H D 1-1 WCQ
23-03-1994 Romania...... H W 2-0 FR
20-04-1994 Liechtenstein H W 4-1 ECQ
03-06-1994 Colombia..... N L 0-2 FR
11-06-1994 Mexico....... N L 0-3 FR

Summary: 90(1)/0. Won 29, Drew 27, Lost 35.

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
08-03-1978 Rep. Ireland. A D 1-1 FR

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 0.

Record as captain:
Span
First Match
Pl
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Win %
Pts %
W/L
1989-1994
26/05/89
8
4
0
4
13
12
1
50.0%
50.0%
0

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