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Colin McDonald (footballer, born 1930)

Colin McDonald
Personal information
Full name Colin Agnew McDonald
Date of birth (1930-10-15) 15 October 1930
Place of birth Bury, England
Height 6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1950 Burnley 0 (0)
1950–1951 Headington United 30 (0)
1951–1961 Burnley 201 (0)
1961 Wycombe Wanderers 0 (0)
1965–1967 Altrincham
National team
1958 England 8 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)
Colin Agnew McDonald

(born 15 October 1930 at Bury, Lancashire) is an English former football goalkeeper.

He played for Burnley from 1953 to 1959, making 201 total appearances, until a leg injury forced his retirement. He also played 8 matches for the England national football team, including all four matches in the 1958 FIFA World Cup.

The broken leg that would ultimately end his career came in an accidental clash with Liam Tuohy. The game was played between the Football League and League of Ireland at Dalymount Park on St Patrick's Day 1959. The attendance for the game, which ended 0-0, was given by the Irish Independent at that time was 35,000.


  • Colin McDonald England profile at Englandstats
  • Burnley profile

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