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Player Details : Malcolm Ian Macdonald
Demographic Information
Name Malcolm Ian Macdonald
Date of Birth07/01/1950
Place of BirthFulham, London, England
PositionCentre Forward
Newcastle Statistics
Years 1971 - 1976
Debut:14/08/1971 - Crystal Palace [A] --- (L 0-2)
Appearances:254   [Starts: 253,  Subs: 1]
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Malcolm was "Supermac" - he was idolised by the Newcastle fans in a way that probably only Hughie Gallacher and Jackie Milburn had been in the past. This despite Newcastle having other great centre forwards. He lived, and loved, to score goals and the Newcastle faithful lived and loved everyone of those goals with him. His record speaks for itself, with 121 goals he is fifth in Newcastle's list of all-time goalscorers.

Malcolm was so strong and so hard to knock off the ball he was the opposing defenders worst nightmare. With his strength came great speed, as well as an understanding of, and ability to read, his team mates. Not unsurprisingly Supermac became an England international making 14 appearances in all and became only the fourth (and last-to-date) player to score five goals in a game for England, scoring all 5 in the 5-0 defeat of Cyprus at Wembley (16/04/1975) in a European Championship qualifier.

There was an absolute outcry when Gordon Lee sold him to Arsenal, something for which he was never (and never will) be forgiven. Indeed Lee himself did not last long afterwards.

Supermac is now a regular football pundit, columnist and radio presenter.


Notable Transfers
Date From To Fee
July 1969 Fulham Luton £17,500
May 1971 Luton Newcastle United £185,000
20/08/1976 Newcastle United Arsenal £333,333
1979 Arsenal Djurg?rdens IF(Sweden) Free Transfer

Macdonald, M., Malam, C., 2003, Supermac My Autobiography, Highdown, England,

Scott, K.H, 2015, Newcastle United Day by Day, KayLynM Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, ISBN: 978-0-9934201-0-8,

Williams, T., Peskett, R., eds, 1971, Newcastle United 1970-71 League Record, Rothmans Football Yearbook 1971-72 [pp294-295], Queen Anne Press, London, England,

Wright, G., Dunk, P., eds, 1973, Rothmans Football Yearbook 1973-74, Queen Anne Press, England,