Malcolm Macdonald

Date of birth07 January 1950
Place of birthFulham
NationalityEnglish
Weight71 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionForward

England International

With Newcastle United, FA Cup runner-up 1974, League Cup runner-up 1976

With Arsenal, FA Cup runner-up 1978.


Terry Neill's first major signing for Arsenal, the legendary Supermac brought goals from Newcastle United. An outspoken Londoner, his career was cut short by a knee injury.

He took Tyneside by storm when he arrived from Luton Town in 1971, starting with a never-to-be-forgotten hat-trick on his home debut against Liverpool. Powerfully built and moving with a swagger that demonstrated his total self-belief.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Fulham 01 Aug 1968 01 Jul 1969
Luton Town 01 Jul 1969 01 May 1971
Newcastle United 01 May 1971 01 Aug 1976

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1971-72 Football League Inter League 1
1971-72 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
2
1971-72 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1
1971-72 Newcastle United League Division One 42
23
1972-73 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1
1972-73 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1
1972-73 Newcastle United League Division One 35
17
1973-74 Newcastle United FA Cup 9
7
1973-74 Newcastle United League Cup 2
3
1973-74 Newcastle United League Division One 29
15
1974-75 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1974-75 Newcastle United League Cup 6
6
1974-75 Newcastle United League Division One 42
21
1975-76 Newcastle United FA Cup 7
4
1975-76 Newcastle United League Cup 7
1
1975-76 Newcastle United League Division One 39
19
1976-77 Arsenal FA Cup 3
3
1976-77 Arsenal League Cup 6
1
1976-77 Arsenal League Division One 41
25
1977-78 Arsenal FA Cup 6
7
1977-78 Arsenal League Cup 7
4
1977-78 Arsenal League Division One 39
15
1978-79 Arsenal League Cup 1
1978-79 Arsenal League Division One 4
2
1978-79 Arsenal UEFA Cup
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
14 Aug 1971 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
18 Aug 1971 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
21 Aug 1971 Newcastle United v Liverpool W 3-2 League Division One
25 Aug 1971 Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town D 0-0 League Division One
28 Aug 1971 Coventry City v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
01 Sep 1971 Leeds United v Newcastle United L 5-1 League Division One
04 Sep 1971 Newcastle United v West Ham United D 2-2 League Division One
08 Sep 1971 Newcastle United v Halifax Town W 2-1 League Cup 2nd round
11 Sep 1971 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
18 Sep 1971 Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-0 League Division One
25 Sep 1971 Ipswich Town v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
02 Oct 1971 Newcastle United v Derby County L 0-1 League Division One
06 Oct 1971 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 4-0 League Cup 3rd round
09 Oct 1971 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 4-2 League Division One
16 Oct 1971 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace L 1-2 League Division One
23 Oct 1971 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 0-1 League Division One
30 Oct 1971 Everton v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
06 Nov 1971 Newcastle United v Southampton W 3-1 League Division One
13 Nov 1971 Leicester City v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division One
20 Nov 1971 Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 League Division One
27 Nov 1971 Stoke City v Newcastle United D 3-3 League Division One
04 Dec 1971 Newcastle United v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
11 Dec 1971 West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United W 0-3 League Division One
18 Dec 1971 West Ham United v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1971 Newcastle United v Sheffield United L 1-2 League Division One
01 Jan 1972 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
08 Jan 1972 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 4-2 League Division One
22 Jan 1972 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1 League Division One
24 Jan 1972 Newcastle United v Hereford United D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round
29 Jan 1972 Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
05 Feb 1972 Hereford United v Newcastle United L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
12 Feb 1972 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Division One
19 Feb 1972 Newcastle United v Everton D 0-0 League Division One
26 Feb 1972 Southampton v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
04 Mar 1972 Newcastle United v Leicester City W 2-0 League Division One
11 Mar 1972 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 2-0 League Division One
18 Mar 1972 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 5-0 League Division One
25 Mar 1972 Newcastle United v Manchester City D 0-0 League Division One
01 Apr 1972 Sheffield United v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
03 Apr 1972 Derby County v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division One
05 Apr 1972 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town L 0-1 League Division One
08 Apr 1972 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
19 Apr 1972 Newcastle United v Leeds United W 1-0 League Division One
22 Apr 1972 Chelsea v Newcastle United D 3-3 League Division One
03 May 1972 Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion W 4-2 League Division One
08 May 1972 Newcastle United v Stoke City D 0-0 League Division One
12 Aug 1972 Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division One
15 Aug 1972 Birmingham City v Newcastle United L 3-2 League Division One
19 Aug 1972 Sheffield United v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
23 Aug 1972 Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 League Division One
26 Aug 1972 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town L 1-2 League Division One
30 Aug 1972 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1972 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
05 Sep 1972 Port Vale v Newcastle United W 1-3 League Cup 2nd round
09 Sep 1972 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 2-1 League Division One
16 Sep 1972 Coventry City v Newcastle United W 0-3 League Division One
23 Sep 1972 Newcastle United v Leeds United W 3-2 League Division One
04 Nov 1972 West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United W 2-3 League Division One
11 Nov 1972 Newcastle United v Birmingham City W 3-0 League Division One
18 Nov 1972 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 3-2 League Division One
02 Dec 1972 West Ham United v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
09 Dec 1972 Newcastle United v Southampton D 0-0 League Division One
16 Dec 1972 Derby County v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
23 Dec 1972 Newcastle United v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1972 Leeds United v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
30 Dec 1972 Newcastle United v Sheffield United W 4-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1973 Newcastle United v Leicester City D 2-2 League Division One
06 Jan 1973 Ipswich Town v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
13 Jan 1973 Newcastle United v AFC Bournemouth W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
20 Jan 1973 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace W 2-0 League Division One
27 Jan 1973 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
03 Feb 1973 Newcastle United v Luton Town L 0-2 FA Cup 4th round
10 Feb 1973 Newcastle United v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
17 Feb 1973 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
24 Feb 1973 Norwich City v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division One
28 Feb 1973 Newcastle United v Derby County W 2-0 League Division One
10 Mar 1973 Newcastle United v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division One
17 Mar 1973 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
07 Apr 1973 Newcastle United v West Ham United L 1-2 League Division One
14 Apr 1973 Southampton v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
18 Apr 1973 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
21 Apr 1973 Newcastle United v Liverpool W 2-1 League Division One
25 Apr 1973 Newcastle United v Everton D 0-0 League Division One
28 Apr 1973 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United L 3-2 League Division One
25 Aug 1973 West Ham United v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
08 Sep 1973 Sheffield United v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
12 Sep 1973 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town W 3-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1973 Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-0 League Division One
22 Sep 1973 Coventry City v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
29 Sep 1973 Newcastle United v Queens Park Rangers L 2-3 League Division One
06 Oct 1973 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
08 Oct 1973 Newcastle United v Doncaster Rovers W 6-0 League Cup 2nd round
13 Oct 1973 Newcastle United v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
20 Oct 1973 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 2-0 League Division One
27 Oct 1973 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Division One
30 Oct 1973 Birmingham City v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Cup 3rd round
26 Dec 1973 Newcastle United v Leeds United L 0-1 League Division One
29 Dec 1973 Newcastle United v Sheffield United W 1-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1974 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division One
05 Jan 1974 Newcastle United v Hendon D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 1974 Hendon v Newcastle United W 0-4 FA Cup 3rd round replay
12 Jan 1974 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
19 Jan 1974 Newcastle United v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division One
26 Jan 1974 Newcastle United v Scunthorpe United D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 1974 Scunthorpe United v Newcastle United W 0-3 FA Cup 4th round replay
02 Feb 1974 Derby County v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
05 Feb 1974 Southampton v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Division One
09 Feb 1974 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 5-1 League Division One
16 Feb 1974 West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United W 0-3 FA Cup 5th round
23 Feb 1974 Newcastle United v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
02 Mar 1974 Leeds United v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
16 Mar 1974 Chelsea v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
18 Mar 1974 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United D 0-0 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
21 Mar 1974 Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 FA Cup Quarter-final 2nd replay
23 Mar 1974 Newcastle United v Leicester City D 1-1 League Division One
30 Mar 1974 Burnley v Newcastle United W 0-2 FA Cup Semi-final
06 Apr 1974 Newcastle United v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
10 Apr 1974 Newcastle United v Burnley L 1-2 League Division One
13 Apr 1974 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
15 Apr 1974 Newcastle United v Norwich City D 0-0 League Division One
17 Apr 1974 Norwich City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
20 Apr 1974 Newcastle United v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division One
27 Apr 1974 Burnley v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
04 May 1974 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 3-0 FA Cup Final
17 Aug 1974 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 3-2 League Division One
21 Aug 1974 Newcastle United v Sheffield United D 2-2 League Division One
24 Aug 1974 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United L 4-2 League Division One
27 Aug 1974 Sheffield United v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
31 Aug 1974 Newcastle United v West Ham United W 2-0 League Division One
07 Sep 1974 Derby County v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
10 Sep 1974 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round
14 Sep 1974 Newcastle United v Carlisle United W 1-0 League Division One
21 Sep 1974 Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
25 Sep 1974 Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 League Cup 2nd round replay
28 Sep 1974 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town W 1-0 League Division One
05 Oct 1974 Everton v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
08 Oct 1974 Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United W 0-4 League Cup 3rd round
12 Oct 1974 Newcastle United v Stoke City D 2-2 League Division One
16 Oct 1974 Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 0-0 League Division One
19 Oct 1974 Birmingham City v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division One
26 Oct 1974 Newcastle United v Leicester City L 0-1 League Division One
02 Nov 1974 Newcastle United v Luton Town W 1-0 League Division One
09 Nov 1974 Middlesbrough v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
13 Nov 1974 Newcastle United v Fulham W 3-0 League Cup 4th round
16 Nov 1974 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 5-0 League Division One
23 Nov 1974 Burnley v Newcastle United L 4-1 League Division One
30 Nov 1974 Newcastle United v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
04 Dec 1974 Newcastle United v Chester D 0-0 League Cup Quarter-final
07 Dec 1974 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division One
14 Dec 1974 Coventry City v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
18 Dec 1974 Chester v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Cup Quarter-final replay
21 Dec 1974 Newcastle United v Leeds United W 3-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1974 Carlisle United v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
04 Jan 1975 Manchester City v Newcastle United W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1975 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-5 League Division One
18 Jan 1975 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 5-1 League Division One
25 Jan 1975 Walsall v Newcastle United L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1975 Newcastle United v Middlesbrough W 2-1 League Division One
08 Feb 1975 Luton Town v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
12 Feb 1975 Newcastle United v Liverpool W 4-1 League Division One
15 Feb 1975 Newcastle United v Burnley W 3-0 League Division One
22 Feb 1975 Chelsea v Newcastle United L 3-2 League Division One
28 Feb 1975 West Ham United v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division One
15 Mar 1975 Ipswich Town v Newcastle United L 5-4 League Division One
18 Mar 1975 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division One
22 Mar 1975 Newcastle United v Derby County L 0-2 League Division One
25 Mar 1975 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 4-0 League Division One
29 Mar 1975 Leeds United v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
31 Mar 1975 Newcastle United v Queens Park Rangers D 2-2 League Division One
05 Apr 1975 Leicester City v Newcastle United L 4-0 League Division One
12 Apr 1975 Newcastle United v Everton L 0-1 League Division One
19 Apr 1975 Stoke City v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
23 Apr 1975 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 3-1 League Division One
26 Apr 1975 Newcastle United v Birmingham City L 1-2 League Division One
16 Aug 1975 Ipswich Town v Newcastle United W 0-3 League Division One
20 Aug 1975 Newcastle United v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division One
23 Aug 1975 Newcastle United v Leicester City W 3-0 League Division One
27 Aug 1975 Derby County v Newcastle United L 3-2 League Division One
30 Aug 1975 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 4-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1975 Newcastle United v Aston Villa W 3-0 League Division One
27 Sep 1975 Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
04 Oct 1975 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 League Division One
07 Oct 1975 Bristol Rovers v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Cup 3rd round
11 Oct 1975 West Ham United v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
15 Oct 1975 Newcastle United v Bristol Rovers W 2-0 League Cup 3rd round replay
18 Oct 1975 Newcastle United v Norwich City W 5-2 League Division One
25 Oct 1975 Stoke City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
01 Nov 1975 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 2-0 League Division One
08 Nov 1975 Leeds United v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division One
11 Nov 1975 Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United W 1-3 League Cup 4th round
15 Nov 1975 Newcastle United v Liverpool L 1-2 League Division One
22 Nov 1975 Norwich City v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
29 Nov 1975 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
03 Dec 1975 Newcastle United v Notts County W 1-0 League Cup Quarter-final
06 Dec 1975 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 4-0 League Division One
13 Dec 1975 Leicester City v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
20 Dec 1975 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1975 Burnley v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1975 Newcastle United v Sheffield United D 1-1 League Division One
03 Jan 1976 Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
07 Jan 1976 Newcastle United v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
10 Jan 1976 Newcastle United v Everton W 5-0 League Division One
14 Jan 1976 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
17 Jan 1976 Aston Villa v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
21 Jan 1976 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1
Agg: 3-2
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
24 Jan 1976 Coventry City v Newcastle United D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
28 Jan 1976 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 5-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
31 Jan 1976 Middlesbrough v Newcastle United D 3-3 League Division One
07 Feb 1976 Newcastle United v Derby County W 4-3 League Division One
14 Feb 1976 Bolton Wanderers v Newcastle United D 3-3 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1976 Newcastle United v Bolton Wanderers D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
21 Feb 1976 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
28 Feb 1976 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Cup Final
03 Mar 1976 Newcastle United v Stoke City L 0-1 League Division One
06 Mar 1976 Derby County v Newcastle United L 4-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
13 Mar 1976 Newcastle United v West Ham United W 2-1 League Division One
16 Mar 1976 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
20 Mar 1976 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 3-4 League Division One
27 Mar 1976 Coventry City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
31 Mar 1976 Newcastle United v Leeds United L 2-3 League Division One
03 Apr 1976 Newcastle United v Queens Park Rangers L 1-2 League Division One
07 Apr 1976 Newcastle United v Birmingham City W 4-0 League Division One
10 Apr 1976 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United L 5-0 League Division One
14 Apr 1976 Newcastle United v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
17 Apr 1976 Newcastle United v Burnley L 0-1 League Division One
19 Apr 1976 Sheffield United v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
24 Apr 1976 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United W 0-3 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
1971-72 England British Home Championship 2
1
1971-72 England Under-23 3
1
1972-73 England International Friendly
1
1972-73 England Under-23 1
3
1973-74 England British Home Championship
1
1973-74 England International Friendly 1
1
1974-75 England British Home Championship 1
1974-75 England International Friendly 1
1
1974-75 England UEFA European Championship 2
5
1975-76 England International Friendly
1
1975-76 England UEFA European Championship 2


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
06 Jan 1972 England v Wales W 2-0 U23
16 Feb 1972 England v Scotland D 2-2 U23
22 Mar 1972 England v East Germany L 0-1 U23
20 May 1972 Wales v England W 0-3 British Home Championship
23 May 1972 England v Northern Ireland L 0-1 British Home Championship
27 May 1972 Scotland v England W 0-1 British Home Championship
29 Nov 1972 Wales v England W 0-3 U23
10 Jun 1973 USSR v England W 1-2 International Friendly
03 Apr 1974 Portugal v England D 0-0 International Friendly
18 May 1974 Scotland v England L 2-0 British Home Championship
05 Jun 1974 Yugoslavia v England D 2-2 International Friendly
12 Mar 1975 England v West Germany W 2-0 International Friendly
16 Apr 1975 England v Cyprus W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
11 May 1975 Cyprus v England W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
17 May 1975 Northern Ireland v England D 0-0 British Home Championship
03 Sep 1975 Switzerland v England W 1-2 International Friendly
30 Oct 1975 Czechoslovakia v England L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
19 Nov 1975 Portugal v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1


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