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Colin McDonald

Burnley FC

8 appearances, 11 goals against, two clean sheets

P 8 W 1 D 6 L 1 F 15: A 11
50% successful

1958

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
720

Profile

Full name Colin Agnew McDonald
Born 15 October 1930 in Summerseat, near Bury, Lancashire [registered in Bury, December 1930].
Attended Bury Technical College
Height/Weight 6' 0", 12st. 0lbs [1958].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ancestry.com

Club Career

Club(s) Colin started playing football with Hawkshaw St. Mary's FC before signing as an amateur at Burnley FC in August 1948. He signed as a part-time professional on 15 October 1948.  While on National Service, he was loaned to Headington United FC (30 Southern League appearances) for the 1950-51. He signed as a full-time professional at Burnley in July 1952. He remained at Turf Moor until his injury-induced retirement in the 1961 close season. He broke his leg in a Football League representative match in Dublin, March 1959, and never recovered. McDonald played in 201 League matches. He returned to playing with Altrincham FC in January 1965 after various coaching roles.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (three appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 768th players (768) to appear for England. 79th goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 321, 18 May 1958, USSR 1 England 1, a pre-World Cup Finals warm-up tour match at Lenin Stadium, Moskva, aged 27 years 185 days.
Last match No. 328, 26 November 1958, England 2 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, aged 28 years 42 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1958;
British Championships 1958-59;
Team honours British Championships shared 1958-59;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After retiring through injury in 1961, Colin coached and managed Wycombe Wanderers FC from August 1961, and then chief scout of Bury FC in October 1961 until October 1968, which included a brief period returning to football with Altrincham FC. He then became chief scout at Bolton Wanderers FC from 1968. He returned to Bury FC a year later, becoming their Administrative Manager and then General Manager from May 1970. Subsequently had youth coaching posts with Oldham Athletic FC and Tranmere Rovers FC, leaving the latter in February 1987. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.162/3.

 

Colin McDonald - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
10 8 6 720 11 65 min 10 2 25% None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Colin McDonald - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 1 0 7 2 +5 0 1 3.50 1.00 75.0 +1
Away 2 0 2 0 4 4 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
Neutral 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
All 8 1 6 1 15 11 +4 2 2 1.875 1.375 50.0 =0

 

Colin McDonald - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
World Cup 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
British Championship 2 0 2 0 5 5 =0 0 0 2.50 2.50 50.0 =0
Friendly 2 1 1 0 6 1 +5 0 1 3.00 0.50 75.0 +1
All 8 1 6 1 15 11 +4 2 2 1.875 1.375 50.0 =0

 

Colin McDonald - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1958 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
All 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
British Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1958-59 2 0 2 0 5 5 =0 0 0 2.50 2.50 50.0 =0
All 2 0 2 0 5 5 =0 0 0 2.50 2.50 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
BC 2 0 2 0 5 5 =0 0 0 2.50 2.50 50.0 =0
All 6 0 5 1 9 10 -1 2 1 1.50 1.667 41.7 -1

 

Colin McDonald - Match History
 Club: Burnley F.C. - 8 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 8 full capsx

Age 27
- 319 7 May 1958 - England 2 Portugal 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW squad
- 320 11 May 1958 - Yugoslavia 5 England 0, Stadion J.N.A., Beograd Tour AL squad
1 321 18 May 1958 - USSR 1 England 1, Lenin Stadium, Moskva AD Start 1
2 322 8 June 1958 - USSR 2 England 2, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Heden, Göteborg, Sweden WCF ND Start 1
3 323 11 June 1958 - Brazil 0 England 0, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Heden, Göteborg, Sweden ND Start 1
4 324 15 June 1958 - Austria 2 England 2, Ryavallen Stadion, Borås, Sweden ND Start 1
5 325 17 June 1958 - USSR 1 England 0, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Heden, Göteborg, Sweden NL Start 1
6 326 4 October 1958 - Northern Ireland 3 England 3, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AD Start 1
Age 28
7 327 22 October 1958 - England 5 USSR 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 1
8 328 26 November 1958 - England 2 Wales 2, Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham BC HD Start 1

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