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Eddie Malone

Eddie Malone

Scottish footballer
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Occupations Association football player
Countries United Kingdom
Gender male
Birth April 6, 1985 (Edinburgh)
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Biography

Edward Joseph "Eddie" Malone, (born 6 April 1985) is a Scottish association football player, who currently plays for Forfar Athletic. He has also been on the books of many other Scottish clubs, as well as playing trial league matches with Greenock Morton and Berwick Rangers. Malone was born in Edinburgh and started his senior career with St Johnstone. He then played for Clyde and became the vice-captain of the team. He signed a contract with SPL club St Mirren on 30 January 2007 and then moved to Dundee for a month-long loan in November of that year. This turned into a permanent position in January 2008. He was released by the club on 4 May 2010 with eight other players. Malone played for Raith Rovers for the 2012-13 seasons and for Stenhousemuir for the 2013-14 season.

Career

Malone, who was born in Edinburgh, played alongside current Scotland internationalist Scott Brown and against Republic of Ireland internationalist Aiden McGeady during his youth career. He began his senior career with St Johnstone where he made a dozen or so appearances.

Malone left St Johnstone and headed to Clyde in a swap deal for Kevin Fotheringham. Malone made his Clyde debut in a goalless draw against St Mirren in the Scottish Football League First Division in September 2004. Malone went on to become an integral part of the team, fulfilling a variety of positions, including central defense, central midfield, and his favored left wing back position. Malone was only one of four players that survived the clear-out of summer 2005. In 2005–06, under new manager Graham Roberts, Malone hit the peak of his form, in front of millions of viewers on Sky Television. Malone struck a sweet volley from the edge of the area, the winning goal in Clyde's remarkable Scottish Cup victory over giants Celtic. Malone was the vice-captain of Clyde.

Malone signed a contract with SPL club St Mirren on 30 January 2007. In November 2007, he joined Dundee in a month-long loan. Malone signed for Dundee permanently in January 2008 on a two and a half year contract., but was released by the club on 4 May 2010 along with 8 other players.

He appeared as a trialist in league games for Greenock Morton and Berwick Rangers. On 18 September 2010, Malone was listed as a trialist for Second Division club Ayr United in there 3–2 away victory over East Fife, completing the whole game. He then signed a contract at Somerset Park scoring his first goal for Ayr against Livingston.

On 16 May 2012, Malone signed a pre contract agreement with Raith Rovers after impressing then manager John McGlynn. Despite McGlynn leaving to manage Hearts, Malone joined Raith for the 2012–13 season. In May 2013, he was freed by Raith Rovers. For the 2013–14 season, Malone signed up with Stenhousemuir.

In January 2015, Malone signed for Lowland Football League side Spartans. He moved to Forfar Athletic for a "modest fee" in January 2017.

Honours

Clyde
  • Scottish Challenge Cup
    • Runner-up: 2006–07
Dundee
  • Scottish First Division
    • Runner-up: 2009–10
  • Scottish Challenge Cup
    • Winner: 2008–09
Ayr United
  • Scottish Second Division
    • Runner-up: 2010–11

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