Mike Macari

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Mike Macari
Personal information
Full name Michael Macari
Date of birth (1973-02-04) 4 February 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Kilwinning, Scotland
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1991–1992 West Ham United
1992–1996 Stoke City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Stoke City 30 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michael "Mike" Macari (born 4 February 1973) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played for Stoke City as a striker.[1]

Career[edit]

Macari began his career with the West Ham United youth team, before joining Stoke City in 1992 along with his father Lou, who became Stoke's manager.[2] He made his debut in the 1996–97 season where he played in 30 matches scoring three goals.[2] He was released at the end of the season after his father left the club and never played senior football again.[2]

Family[edit]

Macari's father Lou and brother Paul were also professional footballers.[3] Another brother, Jonathan, committed suicide in 1999 after being released by Nottingham Forest.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City[2] 1996–97 First Division 30 3 1 0 3 0 34 3
Career Total 30 3 1 0 3 0 34 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STOKE CITY : 1946/47 - 2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d Lowe, Simon (1994). Stoke City The Modern Era - A Complete Record. Desert Island Books. ISBN 1-874287-39-2. 
  3. ^ Olivia Blair (8 November 1997). "Football: 'He wants his football not his name to do the talking'". The Independent. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Football manager's son found hanged". BBC News. 29 April 1999. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 

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