Malcolm MacDonald Signed Football Boot.
Malcolm MacDonald Signed Football Boot.
A brand new Nike football boot signed by Newcastle, Arsenal and England legend "Supermac" Malcolm MacDonald, displayed in a glass display case along with a plaque.A great football autograph. An undedicated autograph is extremely rare and is one of a few that he signed that day. It comes in a presentation glass display case along with a plaque describing the item.It would make a perfect gift, with an official certificate of authenticity.It has been boldly signed in silver marker and would make a superb addition to any sports memorabilia collection.
Malcolm MacDonald Bibliography;
Malcolm Ian Macdonald was born 7 January 1950 and is a former English footballer nicknamed Supermac, famed for scoring goals for Luton Town, Newcastle United and Arsenal. He was born in Fulham, London. He started out as a full back before switching to centre forward. After signing from Tonbridge Angels, Bobby Robson paid £1,000 to sign him to Fulham in 1968 just after their relegation from the Football League First Division.
A year later he moved to Luton Town. At Luton he scored 49 times in 88 matches, which caught the eye of Newcastle United, who signed him for £180,000 in the summer of 1971. At Newcastle he quickly became a favourite of the fans, scoring a hat-trick on his home debut against Liverpool, and was the club's top scorer for five seasons in a row.
While at Newcastle, he made his debut for England, against Wales. On 16 April 1975, in a game for England against Cyprus he scored all five goals in a 5-0 victory, a record that still stands today (spawning a newspaper headline "SuperMac 5, Cyprus 0". In total he played 14 times for his country, scoring six times, the only other game he scored in being a 2-0 win over then World Champions West Germany.
He left Newcastle for Arsenal in 1976, for the unusual fee of £333,333.33, and played 2 full seasons (being the club's top scorer in both), but suffered a knee injury in a League Cup match against Rotherham at the start of the 1978-79 season, from which he was unable to completely recover. After having spent a couple of months in Sweden with Djurgårdens IF, he announced his retirement from playing at the premature age of 29 in August 1979. He never won a major honour but was on the losing side in two FA Cup finals and a League Cup final, two for Newcastle and one for Arsenal.After retirement from playing, he returned to Fulham to manage them for 4 seasons from 1980 to 1984, and was later manager of Huddersfield Town between 1987 and 1988. His time at Fulham was initially successful, with promotion to the Second Division being achieved in 1982. In the 1982-83 season, they appeared certainties for promotion to the First Division for the majority of the season, but a slump in their form allowed their lead to wither away and they finished 4th. The following season began as a struggle before a second half turnaround saw them into mid-table safety, however he would be replaced by his assistant Ray Harford in April 1984.
He returned to management with Huddersfield in 1987, but his time in charge proved disastrous, including a 10-1 loss to Manchester City as the side were relegated from the Second Division in dismal fashion.
However, after being declared bankrupt following a failed business venture, divorcing his second wife and struggling with the aftermath of his injury, he became an alcoholic. He said that the pain from his long-standing knee injury led to his increasing dependence on alcohol. He eventually gave up drinking in 1997.
THERE ARE ONLY A HANDFUL AROUND AND ARE A MUST FOR ANY COLLECTOR OF SIGNED FOOTBALL BOOTS OR FOOTBALL MEMORABILIA. A lovely item signed by "Supermac" Malcolm MacDonald in person with a lovely clear autograph. Add to cart now if you don't want to miss out on this piece of football memorabilia! Just imagine this in your home, office, bar etc... what a talking point it would be, as soon as someone walked into the room !!! We ships safely and securely worldwide. We are one of the fastest shippers on the internet so count on a quick turn around time. Overnight and priority upgrades are available upon request. Each item is packed in a soft nylon case which is then protected with the largest bubble wrap available and boxed in a sturdy corrugated cardboard shipment carton. All pieces of memorabilia are shipped securely to ensure the protection of each of these priceless items.
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