Paul McDonald (Scottish footballer)

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Paul McDonald
Personal information
Full name Paul Thomas McDonald[1]
Date of birth (1968-04-20) 20 April 1968 (age 50)
Place of birth Motherwell, Scotland
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Kilmarnock (coach)
Youth career
1985–1986 Merry Street BC Netherdale BC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1993 Hamilton Academical 215 (26)
1993–1996 Southampton 3 (0)
1995–1996 Burnley (loan) 9 (1)
1996–1997 Brighton & Hove Albion 52 (5)
1998 Dunfermline Athletic 3 (0)
1998–1999 Partick Thistle 30 (3)
2000–2001 Greenock Morton 33 (3)
2001–2003 Hamilton Academical 41 (0)
Teams managed
2017 Kilmarnock (interim)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Paul Thomas McDonald (born 20 April 1968) is a Scottish former footballer, who played as a Winger.

Playing career

After playing for a local boy's club in his hometown McDonald was spotted by Hamilton Academical and signed for the club in June 1986. McDonald, who usually featured on the left wing played at the club during a period of comparative success, picking up winners medals for the First Division in 1987–88 and the B & Q Cup in 1992 and 1993.[2] After a long spell at the Accies he was signed by Southampton for £75,000 in the summer of 1993. McDonald failed to make an impact at The Dell, although a successful loan spell at Burnley prompted Brighton & Hove Albion to pay £25,000 for his services in 1996. He left the club the following year and returned to Scottish football, with spells at Dunfermline Athletic, Partick Thistle and Greenock Morton before returning to Hamilton for a final two season run in 2001.

Coaching career

After this spell with the Accies, McDonald, who had also been serving the club as Youth Development Manager from 2002, retired from playing and became the SFA community coach at Kilmarnock.[3] McDonald was placed in temporary charge of the Kilmarnock first team in October 2017, after the departure of Lee McCulloch.[4]

Managerial statistics

As of match played 10 October 2017
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Kilmarnock (interim) Scotland 10 October 2017 16 October 2017 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.00 [5]
Total 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.00


  1. ^ "Paul McDonald". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  2. ^ B.J. Hugman, The 1996–97 Official PFA Footballers Fact File, Harpenden: Queen Anne Press, 1996, p. 153
  3. ^ Paul McDonald profile at Scottish Football Association website
  4. ^ "Kilmarnock: Paul McDonald takes temporary charge while manager search continues". BBC Sport. BBC. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  5. ^ "2017–18 Kilmarnock Fixtures and Results". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 October 2017.

External links

  • Paul McDonald at Soccerbase
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