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Gary McAllister

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Gary McAllister (18.9K)

Position Midfielder
Born 25 Dec 1964, Motherwell (Scotland)
Height 185 cm
Weight 75 kg
International Caps Scotland: 57 full, 2 B, 1 U21

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Motherwell 05 Sep 1981 15 Aug 1985 70 8 £125000
Leicester City 15 Aug 1985 02 Jul 1990 225 52 £1000000
Leeds United 02 Jul 1990 26 Jul 1996 294 45 £3000000
Coventry City 26 Jul 1996 01 Jul 2000 140 26 £0
Liverpool 01 Jul 2000 13 May 2002 87 9 £0
Coventry City 13 May 2002   46 9  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1990 - 1991 38 2 6 1 7 2 0   4 1
1991 - 1992 41(1) 5 1   4   0   0  
1992 - 1993 32 5 4 2 3 1 5 2 0  
1993 - 1994 42 8 3   2   0   0  
1994 - 1995 41 6 4   2   0   0  
1995 - 1996 36 5 6 3 8 1 4 1 0  
Total 230(1) 31 24 6 26 4 9 3 4 1

Jabba's Comments

Gary McAllister first came to the attention of most Leeds fans when he scored a screaming goal at Elland Road for Leicester that threatened to knock us out of the promotion race. That game was won, and with Division One demanding skill rather than workrate, McAllister was persuaded to come to join the Leeds midfield in place of Vinnie Jones.

Macca proved pivotal in the winning of the title and linked up well with Gordon Strachan to provide many chances, scoring a few decent goals himself. His sometimes languid style did not always endear him to all of the Leeds fans, but one particularly sweet game for those of us who appreciated his skills came with the visit of Coventry to Elland Road in 1995. The Macca-hating bloke behind us was in full flow as a cross failed to reach his target. He was cut short as McAllister collected the rebound and produced a superb shot to score. By the end of the game the hat-trick was completed and for once the boor behind us was silent.

Allegedly the board agreed on a fee to sell McAllister twice in successive years, but after the debacle of the Coca-Cola Cup Final and with the takeover casting a shadow over the direction of the club, he left for Coventry in summer 1996. He's since had to endure chants of "One Greedy B*****d" from the Leeds fans on his return, which is a bit rich considering what has happened to wages since. He left Cov on a Bosman in summer 2000 and enjoyed a new lease of life at Liverpool at the age of 36. He was instrumental in Liverpool's unique cup treble in 2000-01 - including the man of the match award in the UEFA Cup Final - and his late goals in a couple of crucial league games helped Liverpool pip Leeds for the final Champions League qualifying place.

With his playing career coming to an end, he took the first steps into management by moving back to Coventry where he had a tough time balancing the books, never mind winning promotion. In 2002-03 Coventry got off to a reasonable start but after winning the Manager of the Month award in December, the team only managed one more win before the end of the season. In early 2004, his wife's continuing illness made him decide to temporarily step out of the game, leaving the hot seat at Highfield Road to spend more time with his family.

gf says: I met this fine individual yesteday 03-03-03 in Glasgow he was with Eric Black and we talked about the Worthington Cup Final , He also gave me his autograph

a kane says: i was at school with gary .i kid him on when i see him that i taught him how to play football. ihave the odd pint with his dad and brother craig all the best big man kaney

Sean O'Keefe says: My name is Dean'o Justice a.k.a Sean O'keefe and Gary McAllister's father-in-law is my cousin.

Stephen says: I'm a Leeds fan and Gary McAllister is without doubt the best Leeds player ever to wear the shirt. He was an amazin player, despite bein Scottish he was graceful and skillfull, he had fantastic vision, has not and will not be replaced in our midfield. I saw that hat trick Vs. Cov and it summed him up - What a guy! Nice one Macca!!

Lee from Morley says: My sister was a traffic warden back in the early 90's, macca parked illegally on Wellington St in LS1 to get a paper/condoms whatever from a kiosk. My sister asked him to move his car but he angrily asked her to f off, so she booked him.

Javaid Mehar says: The year after we won the Championship, Macca kept us up singlehandedly when we did not win away from home all season.

Michael McGlinchey says: Gary has just walked into our office in work for a meeting with my boss. said hello! We at fireimc are an advertising company and Gary is in to promo a golf day.

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