Alf McMichael

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Alf McMichael
Personal information
Full name Alfred McMichael
Date of birth (1927-10-01)1 October 1927
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Date of death 7 January 2006(2006-01-07) (aged 78)
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
194?–1945 Cliftonville F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945-1950 Linfield
1950-1963 Newcastle United 433 (1)
National team
1949–1960 Northern Ireland 40 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alfred "Alf" McMichael (1 October 1927 – 7 January 2006) was a footballer who played as a left-back.

Belfast-born "Alf" McMichael began his career at Linfield, before signing for Newcastle United in 1949. He remained at Newcastle until 1962, appearing 431 times and scoring once for the club. He was part of the team that won the 1952 FA Cup, after his disappointment of missing the final the year before through injury. At one point he was considered the best left-back in Britain and was a popular player amongst Newcastle supporters.

He represented Northern Ireland 40 times.


As a player[edit]

Newcastle United

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