Malcolm Shotton

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Malcolm Shotton
Personal information
Full name Malcolm Shotton[1]
Date of birth (1957-02-16) 16 February 1957 (age 62)
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1975 Leicester City 0 (0)
1975–1979 Atherstone Town
1979–1980 Nuneaton Borough 50 (5)
1980–1987 Oxford United 263 (12)
1987 Portsmouth 10 (0)
1987–1989 Huddersfield Town 16 (1)
1989–1990 Barnsley 66 (6)
1990–1992 Hull City 59 (2)
1992–1994 Ayr United 73 (3)
1994–1996 Barnsley 10 (1)
Teams managed
1998–1999 Oxford United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Malcolm Shotton (born 16 February 1957) is an English former professional footballer and manager. He was on the books of Leicester City as an apprentice but failed to make the break into senior football there. He played for Atherstone United and Nuneaton Borough in non-league football before signing for Oxford United in 1980. He formed a notable defensive partnership with Gary Briggs and went on to become captain of the side as they rose from Division Three to Division One. His finest moment as captain was lifting the Milk Cup at Wembley Stadium in April 1986. At the end of the following season he was transferred to Portsmouth.[2] He later played for Huddersfield Town, Barnsley, Hull City and Ayr United and, after his playing career ended, served as assistant manager at Barnsley.

In 1998 he returned to Oxford as manager, replacing Malcolm Crosby. His appointment was popular[3] and initially successful, as he led the team out of relegation danger to a creditable 12th-place finish in Division One. However, United were relegated to Division Two at the end of the following season, and Shotton resigned in October 1999, with the club in serious danger of a second successive relegation.

Shotton later served as assistant manager at Bradford City,[4] Director of Football at Loughborough University[5] and manager of Barnsley College Academy Team.[6]


  1. ^ "Malcolm Shotton". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  2. ^ Howland, Andy and Roger (2001) Oxford United: the Headington Years. Perfitt-Bayliss, Marlow. ISBN 0-9541797-0-6
  3. ^ "SOS – Shotton Our Saviour, Sod Off Smith". Rage On: 6–7. April 1998.
  4. ^ Career statistics,
  5. ^ Loughborough Sport website Archived 14 January 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Where Are They Now? Oxford United 1986 Milk Cup Winners". The Football League Paper. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2017.