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Alan McDonald

Northern Irish footballer-manager

Died when: 48 years 255 days (584 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Alan McDonald

Alan McDonald (12 October 1963 – 23 June 2012) was a Northern Irish football manager and former professional footballer.As a player, he was a centre back who spent most of his career in England with Queens Park Rangers, notably playing in numerous Premier League seasons.

He would play 402 times in the league for the club over a sixteen-year spell at Loftus Road.He also had brief stints in the Football League with both Charlton Athletic and Swindon Town.

He was capped 52 times for Northern Ireland and played at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.After retiring as a player, he briefly returned to QPR as a first team coach before going on to manage IFA Premiership side Glentoran from June 2007 until his resignation at the end of February 2010.

McDonald collapsed and died whilst playing golf at the Temple Golf Club near Lisburn on 23 June 2012.

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