Frank McMahon (footballer)

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Frank McMahon
Personal information
Full name Francis Gerard McMahon[1]
Date of birth (1950-01-04) 4 January 1950 (age 67)[1]
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Distillery
Coventry City 0 (0)
19??–1971 Waterford
1971–1973 Lincoln City 55 (2)
1973–1974 Darlington 23 (1)
1973 Hartlepool (loan) 7 (0)
1974–1978 Yeovil Town
1978–1979 Bath City 1 (0)
Teams managed
1980–198? Taunton Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Francis Gerard "Frank" McMahon (born 4 January 1950) is a former footballer from Northern Ireland who made 85 appearances in the Football League playing for Lincoln City, Darlington and Hartlepool. He played as a midfielder.

Life and career[edit]

McMahon was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.[1] He began his football career with his home-town club, Distillery, before moving to England to join Coventry City. Having failed to break through to the first team, he signed for League of Ireland club Waterford.[2] In 1971, he returned to England where he joined Lincoln City, for whom he played 63 times, scoring twice, in senior first-team competition.[1] In March 1973, McMahon and £7,000 went to Darlington in part-exchange for Alan Harding.[3] He remained with Darlington for the 1973–74 season, a period that included a month's loan at Hartlepool.[4] and then moved on to Southern League club Yeovil Town.[5]

He remained with Yeovil until March 1978,[6] and then joined Southern League Bath City, but a knee injury sustained within minutes of making his debut effectively ended his playing career. After an unsuccessful attempted comeback in the 1979–80 season, he took up the post of youth team manager with Bath in 1980,[7] and was appointed manager of Taunton Town, also a member of the Southern League, in 1980.[8]

McMahon later moved to the United States where he ran a bar and coached at a soccer school in New Jersey.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Frank McMahon". The Lincoln City FC Archive. Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lincoln City: 1946/47–1986/87 & 1988/89–2010/11". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Alan Harding". The Lincoln City FC Archive. Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Frank McMahon's Appearances". PoolStats. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Season 1974–75: Cec Irwin's contract not renewed". Ciderspace. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Season 1977–78". Ciderspace. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Past players: M". Bath City F.C. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "September 2004 News Archive". Southern Football League. 4 September 2004. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Professional Coaching Staff – McLoughlin Soccer". McLoughlin Soccer. Retrieved 17 April 2013.