Malcolm Macdonald

Malcolm Ian Macdonald was born on 7th January 1950 in Fulham, London.

Sir Bobby Robson paid Tonbridge Angels £1,750 to sign Malcolm for Fulham in 1968. A year later he moved to Luton Town where he scored 61 goals in two seasons in all competitions.

In 1971 Newcastle United signed Malcolm for £185,000. He went on to score 138 goals in his five seasons at St James’ Park. He received his international debut for England at Ninian Park in May 1972 when England beat Wales 4-0. On 16th April 1975, Malcolm became ‘SuperMac’ after scoring all five of England’s goals against Cyprus in a 5–0 victory at Wembley (a record that still stands today). In total he scored 6 goals in 14 matches for his country.

Arsenal signed SuperMac in 1976 for the unusual fee of £333,333.34. He played two full seasons, being the club’s top scorer in both, but suffered a knee injury at the start of the 1978–79 season, from which he was unable to completely recover. After a couple of months in Sweden with Djurgårdens IF, he announced his retirement aged 29 in August 1979.

Malcolm returned to the game in 1980 as manager of Fulham. He spent five seasons at Craven Cottage before taking charge at Huddersfield Town for 8 months.

In August 2000, Malcolm took the Newcastle corner for the start of the Three Legends football phone-in.

Playing Career History

1967-68 Tonbridge FC

1968-69 Fulham

1969-71 Luton Town

1971-76 Newcastle United

1976-79 Arsenal

1979 Djurgardens IF

Managerial Career History

1980-84 Fulham

1987-88 Huddersfield Town


14 full caps for England


273 goals in 468 appearances


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