Mal Donaghy

Date of birth13 September 1957
Place of birthBelfast
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 history

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

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1987-88 Luton Town League Cup 1
1988-89 Manchester United FA Cup 7
1988-89 Manchester United League Division One 30
1989-90 Luton Town League Division One 1
1989-90 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1989-90 Manchester United League Cup 3
1989-90 Manchester United League Division One 13
1
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 Cup 3
1
1991-92 Manchester United League Division One 16
4
1992-93 Chelsea FA Cup 1
1992-93 Chelsea League Cup 5
1992-93 Chelsea Premier League 39
1
2
1993-94 Chelsea FA Cup
1
1993-94 Chelsea League Cup 3
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
24 Apr 1988 Arsenal v Luton Town W 2-3 League Cup Final
13 Jan 1990 Liverpool v Luton Town D 2-2 League Division One


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

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 Friendly 1
1982-83 Northern Ireland British Championships 3
1982-83 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 5
1983-84 Northern Ireland British Championships 3
1983-84 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1983-84 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1984-85 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1984-85 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1985-86 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 6
1985-86 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
1986-87 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1986-87 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
1987-88 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1987-88 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
1987-88 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
1988-89 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 5
1988-89 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1989-90 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1989-90 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1990-91 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1990-91 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 5
1991-92 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1991-92 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1991-92 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1992-93 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 8
1993-94 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1993-94 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
1993-94 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 1


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 Friendly
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 UEFA European Championship Group 6
17 Nov 1982 Northern Ireland v West Germany W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
15 Dec 1982 Albania v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
30 Mar 1983 Northern Ireland v Turkey W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
27 Apr 1983 Northern Ireland v Albania W 1-0 UEFA 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 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Oct 1983 Turkey v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Nov 1983 Germany v Northern Ireland W 0-1 UEFA 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 Friendly
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 Friendly
26 Mar 1986 Northern Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 International Friendly
23 Apr 1986 Northern Ireland v Morocco W 2-1 International Friendly
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 UEFA European Championship Group 4
12 Nov 1986 Turkey v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
18 Feb 1987 Israel v Northern Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Apr 1987 Northern Ireland v England L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
29 Apr 1987 Northern Ireland v Yugoslavia L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
14 Oct 1987 Yugoslavia v Northern Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
11 Nov 1987 Northern Ireland v Turkey W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
17 Feb 1988 Greece v Northern Ireland L 3-2 International Friendly
23 Mar 1988 Northern Ireland v Poland D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Apr 1988 Northern Ireland v France D 0-0 International Friendly
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 Friendly
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 Friendly
12 Sep 1990 Northern Ireland v Yugoslavia L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
17 Oct 1990 Northern Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
14 Nov 1990 Austria v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
05 Feb 1991 Northern Ireland v Poland W 3-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1991 Yugoslavia v Northern Ireland L 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
01 May 1991 Northern Ireland v Faroe Islands D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
11 Sep 1991 Faroe Islands v Northern Ireland W 0-5 UEFA European Championship Group 4
16 Oct 1991 Northern Ireland v Austria W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
13 Nov 1991 Denmark v Northern Ireland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
19 Feb 1992 Scotland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 International Friendly
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 Friendly
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 Friendly
20 Apr 1994 Northern Ireland v Liechtenstein W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Jun 1994 Colombia v Northern Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 1994 Mexico v Northern Ireland L 3-0 International Friendly


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