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Pat McMahon (footballer, born 1945)

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Playing position  Midfielder
Name  Pat McMahon
?-1967  Kilsyth Rangers
Role  Footballer

Years  Team
Height  1.80 m
1967-1969  Celtic FC
Position  Midfielder
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Date of birth  (1945-09-19) 19 September 1945 (age 70)
Place of birth  Croy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

Patrick "Pat" McMahon (born 19 September 1945) is a former Scottish footballer who is best known for the time he spent with Aston Villa and Celtic.

Career

McMahon began his football career at local Scottish team Kilsyth Rangers. While with Kilsyth Rangers, he wrote to Celtic, asking for trials. He moved to London, working for the GPO. In April 1967, Kilsyth Rangers sent him a telegram asking him to play for them in the Scottish Junior Cup final as last minute replacement for an injured player. He performed splendidly, and they won the cup. Celtic responded promptly and signed him. He spent only two seasons at Celtic Park, and could only manage three outings, resulting in two goals.

In July 1969, Aston Villa manager Tommy Docherty signed him on a free transfer, pipping Dunfermline for his signature. McMahon was in Aston Villa's 1971 Football League Cup Final team and gained a Third Division Championship medal in 1972. He left Villa in March 1976 to join goalkeeper teammate Jimmy Cumbes in the North American Soccer League.

In the NASL he played for the Portland Timbers, Colorado Caribous and Atlanta Chiefs. He also played one season of indoor with Atlanta. He returned for a final season with Portland in 1982 but did not appear in any matches.

McMahon still works in USA in the aluminum industry.

References

Pat McMahon (footballer, born 1945) Wikipedia


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