Northern Irish flag Mal Donaghy

Born13 September 1957, Belfast
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight64 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionDefender

'Mal' Donaghy was an exceptional defender across the back line who had given good service to Luton and Manchester United before joining Chelsea. He was a regular for Northern Ireland and performed well at Chelsea until suffering an injury at Old Trafford in April 1993.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1988-89 Manchester United FA Cup 7
1988-89 Manchester United League Division One 30
1989-90 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1989-90 Manchester United League Division One 13
1
1989-90 Manchester United Littlewoods Cup 3
1990-91 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1990-91 Manchester United League Division One 17
8
1990-91 Manchester United Rumbelows League Cup 3
4
1990-91 Manchester United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2
3
1991-92 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1991-92 Manchester United League Division One 16
4
1991-92 Manchester United Rumbelows League Cup 3
1
1992-93 Chelsea Coca-Cola League Cup 5
1992-93 Chelsea FA Cup 1
1992-93 Chelsea Premier League 39
1
2
1993-94 Chelsea Coca-Cola League Cup 3
1993-94 Chelsea FA Cup
1
1993-94 Chelsea Premier League 24
4
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
30 Oct 1988 Everton v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
05 Nov 1988 Manchester United v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
12 Nov 1988 Derby County v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
19 Nov 1988 Manchester United v Southampton D 2-2 League Division One
23 Nov 1988 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division One
27 Nov 1988 Newcastle United v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
03 Dec 1988 Manchester United v Charlton Athletic W 3-0 League Division One
10 Dec 1988 Coventry City v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
17 Dec 1988 Arsenal v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1988 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1989 Manchester United v Liverpool W 3-1 League Division One
02 Jan 1989 Middlesbrough v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
07 Jan 1989 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1989 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
14 Jan 1989 Manchester United v Millwall W 3-0 League Division One
21 Jan 1989 West Ham United v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
23 Jan 1989 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round 2nd replay
28 Jan 1989 Manchester United v Oxford United W 4-0 FA Cup 4th round
05 Feb 1989 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 League Division One
11 Feb 1989 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
18 Feb 1989 AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United D 1-1 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 1989 Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth W 1-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
25 Feb 1989 Norwich City v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
12 Mar 1989 Aston Villa v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
18 Mar 1989 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
25 Mar 1989 Manchester United v Luton Town W 2-0 League Division One
27 Mar 1989 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
02 Apr 1989 Manchester United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
08 Apr 1989 Millwall v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
15 Apr 1989 Manchester United v Derby County L 0-2 League Division One
22 Apr 1989 Charlton Athletic v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
29 Apr 1989 Manchester United v Coventry City L 0-1 League Division One
02 May 1989 Manchester United v Wimbledon W 1-0 League Division One
06 May 1989 Southampton v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
08 May 1989 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United L 3-2 League Division One
10 May 1989 Manchester United v Everton L 1-2 League Division One
13 May 1989 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 2-0 League Division One
19 Aug 1989 Manchester United v Arsenal W 4-1 League Division One
22 Aug 1989 Crystal Palace v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
09 Sep 1989 Everton v Manchester United L 3-2 League Division One
16 Sep 1989 Manchester United v Millwall W 5-1 League Division One
20 Sep 1989 Portsmouth v Manchester United W 2-3 Littlewoods Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 1989 Manchester City v Manchester United L 5-1 League Division One
03 Oct 1989 Manchester United v Portsmouth D 0-0 Littlewoods Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
14 Oct 1989 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday D 0-0 League Division One
21 Oct 1989 Coventry City v Manchester United W 1-4 League Division One
25 Oct 1989 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-3 Littlewoods Cup 3rd round
28 Oct 1989 Manchester United v Southampton W 2-1 League Division One
04 Nov 1989 Charlton Athletic v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
28 Jan 1990 Hereford United v Manchester United W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
03 Feb 1990 Manchester United v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
24 Feb 1990 Chelsea v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
21 Mar 1990 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
24 Mar 1990 Southampton v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
31 Mar 1990 Manchester United v Coventry City W 3-0 League Division One
18 Aug 1990 Liverpool v Manchester United D 1-1 FA Charity Shield
25 Aug 1990 Manchester United v Coventry City W 2-0 League Division One
28 Aug 1990 Leeds United v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
01 Sep 1990 Sunderland v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
04 Sep 1990 Luton Town v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
16 Sep 1990 Liverpool v Manchester United L 4-0 League Division One
22 Sep 1990 Manchester United v Southampton W 3-2 League Division One
26 Sep 1990 Halifax Town v Manchester United W 1-3 Rumbelows League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
29 Sep 1990 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 League Division One
03 Oct 1990 Pecsi MFC v Manchester United W 0-1 European Cup Winners Cup 1st round 2nd leg
31 Oct 1990 Manchester United v Liverpool W 3-1 Rumbelows League Cup 3rd round
07 Nov 1990 Wrexham v Manchester United W 0-2 European Cup Winners Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
10 Nov 1990 Derby County v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
28 Nov 1990 Arsenal v Manchester United W 2-6 Rumbelows League Cup 4th round
01 Dec 1990 Everton v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
08 Dec 1990 Manchester United v Leeds United D 1-1 League Division One
22 Dec 1990 Wimbledon v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
26 Dec 1990 Manchester United v Norwich City W 3-0 League Division One
16 Jan 1991 Southampton v Manchester United D 1-1 Rumbelows League Cup Quarter-final
19 Jan 1991 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
23 Jan 1991 Manchester United v Southampton W 3-2 Rumbelows League Cup Quarter-final replay
10 Feb 1991 Manchester United v Leeds United W 2-1 Rumbelows League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
24 Feb 1991 Leeds United v Manchester United W 0-1 Rumbelows League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
26 Feb 1991 Sheffield United v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
02 Mar 1991 Manchester United v Everton L 0-2 League Division One
06 Mar 1991 Manchester United v Montpellier D 1-1 European Cup Winners Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
09 Mar 1991 Chelsea v Manchester United L 3-2 League Division One
13 Mar 1991 Southampton v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
16 Mar 1991 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
02 Apr 1991 Manchester United v Wimbledon W 2-1 League Division One
06 Apr 1991 Aston Villa v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
10 Apr 1991 Legia Warszawa v Manchester United W 1-3 European Cup Winners Cup Semi-final 1st leg
16 Apr 1991 Manchester United v Derby County W 3-1 League Division One
24 Apr 1991 Manchester United v Legia Warszawa D 1-1 European Cup Winners Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
04 May 1991 Manchester United v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
06 May 1991 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
11 May 1991 Crystal Palace v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
20 May 1991 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
21 Aug 1991 Aston Villa v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
24 Aug 1991 Everton v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
03 Sep 1991 Wimbledon v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
06 Oct 1991 Manchester United v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
09 Oct 1991 Cambridge United v Manchester United D 1-1 Rumbelows League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Oct 1991 Manchester United v Portsmouth W 3-1 Rumbelows League Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 1991 Manchester United v Sheffield United W 2-0 League Division One
29 Dec 1991 Leeds United v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
08 Jan 1992 Leeds United v Manchester United W 1-3 Rumbelows League Cup Quarter-final
11 Jan 1992 Manchester United v Everton W 1-0 League Division One
22 Jan 1992 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 1-0 League Division One
27 Jan 1992 Southampton v Manchester United D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1992 Arsenal v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
05 Feb 1992 Manchester United v Southampton D 2-2 FA Cup 4th round replay
08 Feb 1992 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division One
22 Feb 1992 Manchester United v Crystal Palace W 2-0 League Division One
26 Feb 1992 Manchester United v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
29 Feb 1992 Coventry City v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
04 Mar 1992 Middlesbrough v Manchester United D 0-0 Rumbelows League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
28 Mar 1992 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
31 Mar 1992 Norwich City v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
07 Apr 1992 Manchester United v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
20 Apr 1992 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest L 1-2 League Division One
22 Apr 1992 West Ham United v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
26 Apr 1992 Liverpool v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
02 May 1992 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Luton Town 01 Jun 1978 01 Oct 1988
Manchester United 01 Oct 1988 01 Aug 1992

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1977-78 Northern Ireland Under-21 1
1979-80 Northern Ireland British Championships 3
1980-81 Northern Ireland British Championships
1
1980-81 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
1981-82 Northern Ireland British Championships 3
1981-82 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 6
1
1981-82 Northern Ireland International 1
1982-83 Northern Ireland British Championships 3
1982-83 Northern Ireland European Championship 5
1983-84 Northern Ireland British Championships 3
1983-84 Northern Ireland European Championship 3
1983-84 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1984-85 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1984-85 Northern Ireland International 1
1985-86 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 6
1985-86 Northern Ireland International 3
1986-87 Northern Ireland European Championship 4
1986-87 Northern Ireland International 1
1987-88 Northern Ireland European Championship 2
1987-88 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1987-88 Northern Ireland International 3
1988-89 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 5
1988-89 Northern Ireland International 1
1989-90 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1989-90 Northern Ireland International 1
1990-91 Northern Ireland European Championship 5
1990-91 Northern Ireland International 1
1991-92 Northern Ireland European Championship 3
1991-92 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1991-92 Northern Ireland International 2
1992-93 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 8
1993-94 Northern Ireland European Championship 1
1993-94 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1993-94 Northern Ireland International 3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Mar 1978 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 U21
16 May 1980 Northern Ireland v Scotland W 1-0 British Championships
20 May 1980 England v Northern Ireland D 1-1 British Championships
23 May 1980 Wales v Northern Ireland W 0-1 British Championships
15 Oct 1980 Northern Ireland v Sweden W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
19 Nov 1980 Portugal v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
19 May 1981 Scotland v Northern Ireland L 2-0 British Championships
14 Oct 1981 Northern Ireland v Scotland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
18 Nov 1981 Northern Ireland v Israel W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
23 Feb 1982 England v Northern Ireland L 4-0 British Championships
24 Mar 1982 France v Northern Ireland L 4-0 International
28 Apr 1982 Northern Ireland v Scotland D 1-1 British Championships
27 May 1982 Wales v Northern Ireland L 3-0 British Championships
17 Jun 1982 Northern Ireland v Yugoslavia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 5
21 Jun 1982 Honduras v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 5
25 Jun 1982 Spain v Northern Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 5
04 Jul 1982 France v Northern Ireland L 4-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round group D
13 Oct 1982 Austria v Northern Ireland L 2-0 European Championship Group 6
17 Nov 1982 Northern Ireland v West Germany W 1-0 European Championship Group 6
15 Dec 1982 Albania v Northern Ireland D 0-0 European Championship Group 6
30 Mar 1983 Northern Ireland v Turkey W 2-1 European Championship Group 6
27 Apr 1983 Northern Ireland v Albania W 1-0 European Championship Group 6
24 May 1983 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 0-0 British Championships
28 May 1983 Northern Ireland v England D 0-0 British Championships
31 May 1983 Northern Ireland v Wales L 0-1 British Championships
21 Sep 1983 Northern Ireland v Austria W 3-1 European Championship Group 6
12 Oct 1983 Turkey v Northern Ireland L 1-0 European Championship Group 6
16 Nov 1983 Germany v Northern Ireland W 0-1 European Championship Group 6
13 Dec 1983 Northern Ireland v Scotland W 2-0 British Championships
04 Apr 1984 England v Northern Ireland L 1-0 British Championships
22 May 1984 Wales v Northern Ireland D 1-1 British Championships
27 May 1984 Finland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
12 Sep 1984 Northern Ireland v Romania W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
14 Nov 1984 Northern Ireland v Finland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
27 Feb 1985 Northern Ireland v England L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
27 Mar 1985 Spain v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International
01 May 1985 Northern Ireland v Turkey W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
11 Sep 1985 Turkey v Northern Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
16 Oct 1985 Romania v Northern Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
13 Nov 1985 England v Northern Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
26 Feb 1986 France v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International
26 Mar 1986 Northern Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 International
23 Apr 1986 Northern Ireland v Morocco W 2-1 International
03 Jun 1986 Algeria v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
07 Jun 1986 Spain v Northern Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
12 Jun 1986 Brazil v Northern Ireland L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
15 Oct 1986 England v Northern Ireland L 3-0 European Championship Group 4
12 Nov 1986 Turkey v Northern Ireland D 0-0 European Championship Group 4
18 Feb 1987 Israel v Northern Ireland D 1-1 International
01 Apr 1987 Northern Ireland v England L 0-2 European Championship Group 4
29 Apr 1987 Northern Ireland v Yugoslavia L 1-2 European Championship Group 4
14 Oct 1987 Yugoslavia v Northern Ireland L 3-0 European Championship Group 4
11 Nov 1987 Northern Ireland v Turkey W 1-0 European Championship Group 4
17 Feb 1988 Greece v Northern Ireland L 3-2 International
23 Mar 1988 Northern Ireland v Poland D 1-1 International
27 Apr 1988 Northern Ireland v France D 0-0 International
21 May 1988 Northern Ireland v Malta W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
14 Sep 1988 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
19 Oct 1988 Hungary v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
21 Dec 1988 Spain v Northern Ireland L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
08 Feb 1989 Northern Ireland v Spain L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
26 Apr 1989 Malta v Northern Ireland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
26 May 1989 Northern Ireland v Chile L 0-1 International
11 Oct 1989 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
27 Mar 1990 Northern Ireland v Norway L 2-3 International
12 Sep 1990 Northern Ireland v Yugoslavia L 0-2 European Championship Group 4
17 Oct 1990 Northern Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 European Championship Group 4
14 Nov 1990 Austria v Northern Ireland D 0-0 European Championship Group 4
05 Feb 1991 Northern Ireland v Poland W 3-1 International
27 Mar 1991 Yugoslavia v Northern Ireland L 4-1 European Championship Group 4
01 May 1991 Northern Ireland v Faroe Islands W 1-0 European Championship Group 4
11 Sep 1991 Faroe Islands v Northern Ireland W 0-5 European Championship Group 4
16 Oct 1991 Northern Ireland v Austria W 2-1 European Championship Group 4
13 Nov 1991 Denmark v Northern Ireland L 2-1 European Championship Group 4
19 Feb 1992 Scotland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 International
28 Apr 1992 Northern Ireland v Lithuania D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
02 Jun 1992 Germany v Northern Ireland D 1-1 International
09 Sep 1992 Northern Ireland v Albania W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
14 Oct 1992 Northern Ireland v Spain D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
18 Nov 1992 Northern Ireland v Denmark L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
17 Feb 1993 Albania v Northern Ireland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
31 Mar 1993 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
28 Apr 1993 Spain v Northern Ireland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
25 May 1993 Lithuania v Northern Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
02 Jun 1993 Latvia v Northern Ireland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
08 Sep 1993 Northern Ireland v Latvia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
13 Oct 1993 Denmark v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
17 Nov 1993 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
23 Mar 1994 Northern Ireland v Romania W 2-0 International
20 Apr 1994 Northern Ireland v Liechtenstein W 4-1 European Championship Group 6
03 Jun 1994 Colombia v Northern Ireland L 2-0 International
11 Jun 1994 Mexico v Northern Ireland L 3-0 International


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.