Mike McDonald (footballer)
|Full name||Michael Flynn McDonald|
|Date of birth||8 November 1950|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|1981–1982||Hawick Royal Albert|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
McDonald was born in Glasgow and played with St Roch's and Clydebank before joining Stoke City in 1972. His transfer to Stoke came about when, in October 1972, Stoke's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks was involved in a near fatal car crash which left him blind in one eye and ended his top flight career. Manager Tony Waddington wanted Scotland international Bobby Clark to be his replacement but he failed to impress the Stoke board and the move fell through. So Instead Banks' understudy John Farmer was made first choice and McDonald was brought in as his back-up. He made just nine appearances for Stoke in two seasons and returned north of the border to Hibernian. He later went on to play for Berwick Rangers, Hawick Royal Albert, St Johnstone and Arbroath.
McDonald later managed Gala Fairydean. He was banned from the touchline for 18 months in April 1989 by the Scottish Football Association. In December 2014 McDonald was appointed joint-manager at non-league Congleton Town.
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- Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.
- Paul, Ian (27 April 1989). "Robertson ready to fight ban but Souness suffers". The Herald. Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
- "NW Counties League: Former Stoke City goalkeeper appointed joint boss at Congleton". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- Mike McDonald stats at Neil Brown stat site