Eddie Malone

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Eddie Malone
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Personal information
Full name Edward Joseph Malone
Date of birth (1985-04-06) 6 April 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Forfar Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 St Johnstone 13 (1)
2004–2007 Clyde 77 (2)
2007–2008 St Mirren 6 (0)
2007 Dundee (loan) 8 (0)
2008–2010 Dundee 92 (2)
2010 Greenock Morton (trial) 1 (0)
2010 Berwick Rangers (trial) 1 (0)
2010–2012 Ayr United 53 (5)
2012–2013 Raith Rovers 43 (0)
2013–2014 Stenhousemuir 28 (3)
2015–2017 Spartans ? (?)
2017– Forfar Athletic 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:34, 6 June 2014 (UTC).

Edward Joseph "Eddie" Malone, (born 6 April 1985) is a Scottish association football player, who currently plays for Forfar Athletic. He has also been on the books of many other Scottish clubs, as well as playing trial league matches with Greenock Morton and Berwick Rangers. Malone was born in Edinburgh and started his senior career with St Johnstone. He then played for Clyde and became the vice-captain of the team. He signed a contract with SPL club St Mirren on 30 January 2007 and then moved to Dundee for a month-long loan in November of that year. This turned into a permanent position in January 2008. He was released by the club on 4 May 2010 with eight other players. Malone played for Raith Rovers for the 2012–13 seasons and for Stenhousemuir for the 2013–14 season.

Career[edit]

Malone, who was born in Edinburgh, played alongside current Scotland internationalist Scott Brown and against Republic of Ireland internationalist Aiden McGeady during his youth career.[1] He began his senior career with St Johnstone where he made a dozen or so appearances.[1]

Malone left St Johnstone and headed to Clyde in a swap deal for Kevin Fotheringham. Malone made his Clyde debut in a goalless draw against St Mirren in the Scottish Football League First Division in September 2004. Malone went on to become an integral part of the team, fulfilling a variety of positions, including central defense, central midfield, and his favored left wing back position. Malone was only one of four players that survived the clear-out of summer 2005. In 2005–06, under new manager Graham Roberts, Malone hit the peak of his form, in front of millions of viewers on Sky Television. Malone struck a sweet volley from the edge of the area, the winning goal in Clyde's remarkable Scottish Cup victory over giants Celtic. Malone was the vice-captain of Clyde.

Malone signed a contract with SPL club St Mirren on 30 January 2007. In November 2007, he joined Dundee in a month-long loan.[2] Malone signed for Dundee permanently in January 2008 on a two and a half year contract.,[3] but was released by the club on 4 May 2010 along with 8 other players.[4]

He appeared as a trialist in league games for Greenock Morton and Berwick Rangers.[5] On 18 September 2010, Malone was listed as a trialist for Second Division club Ayr United in there 3–2 away victory over East Fife, completing the whole game. He then signed a contract at Somerset Park scoring his first goal for Ayr against Livingston.

On 16 May 2012, Malone signed a pre contract agreement with Raith Rovers after impressing then manager John McGlynn.[6] Despite McGlynn leaving to manage Hearts, Malone joined Raith for the 2012–13 season.[7] In May 2013, he was freed by Raith Rovers.[8] For the 2013–14 season, Malone signed up with Stenhousemuir.[9]

In January 2015, Malone signed for Lowland Football League side Spartans.[10] He moved to Forfar Athletic for a "modest fee" in January 2017.[11]

Honours[edit]

Clyde
Dundee
Ayr United

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eddie Malone". Youth Football Scotland. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Buddies' Malone heads for Dens". BBC Sport. 2 November 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2007. 
  3. ^ "Eddie signs up". Dundee FC. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dundee aim to axe 16 from squad". BBC Sport. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Full back to swap Berwick for Ayr". Scottish Football League. 22 September 2010. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "First Signing". Raith Rovers F.C. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Scottish Division Two ins and outs". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Livingston v Raith Rovers: Stark's Park pitch problems may not break bank". The Courier. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Squad – Eddie Malone". Stenhousemuir F.C. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  10. ^ Pilcher, Ross (29 January 2015). "Spartans sign Eddie Malone". The Scotsman. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "Forfar sign Malone from Spartans". SPFL. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 

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