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 Left back
Youth career
194?–1945 Cliftonville
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1950 Linfield
1950–1963 Newcastle United 402 (1)
National team
1949–1960 Northern Ireland 40 (0)
Teams managed
1963–1969 South Shields
1971–1972 Bangor
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

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

Belfast-born McMichael began his career at Linfield, before signing for Newcastle United in 1949. He remained at Newcastle until 1962, appearing 433 times and scoring once for the club. He was part of the team that won the 1952 FA Cup Final, 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 United supporters.

He represented Northern Ireland 40 times.

After retiring from playing, he managed South Shields from 1963 until 1969, guiding them to the North Regional League title in 1966–67.[1]


As a player[edit]

As a manager[edit]

  • South Shields
    • North Regional League champions 1966–67


  1. ^ History South Shields F.C.

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