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Full Name Frank McAvennie
Date of Birth November 22, 1959
Age 64 years, 3 months, 25 days
Birthplace Glasgow
Country Scotland
Horoscope Sagittarius

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Frank McAvennie Biography

Frank McAvennie is one of the most popular and richest Soccer Player who was born on November 22, 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland. Striker who played for Scotland’s national team from 1985-1988 and won a Scottish Football League Premier Division championship in 1988 with Celtic.

Defender Alvin Martin was his teammate on West Ham United.

McAvennie started his playing career in Scottish Junior League football. In 1979 during an amateur game with a local side, the 200 Club, in Kirkintilloch, McAvennie, playing well, came to the attention of local scouts. He was recommended to local junior side Johnstone Burgh signing for them for a £500 fee. He completed a trial for Partick Thistle playing in a single game where he was sent on as a substitute only to be substituted off in the same game and be told by manager Bertie Auld that he would never make a career in the game of football. Before turning professional, he had joined the Territorial Army and later had trials with the British Army but was not accepted for a role with them due to his inability to hit the target during shooting practices. He also had a spell working as a road sweeper. He did not move into professional football until he joined St Mirren in 1980, at the age of 20. His league debut came in the 1981-82 season in a 4-3 defeat of Airdrieonians. Playing as a Midfielder, McAvennie scored two goals. In 1982, he was named Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year. He would make 135 league appearances for them over the next five years, scoring 48 goals.

McAvennie was called into the Scotland national team late 1985 for the World Cup qualifying play-off with Australia at Hampden Park on 20 November. Following a 58th-minute goal by Davie Cooper, McAvennie scored in the 60th minute on what was his international debut. The game finished 2–0 to Scotland. In the return leg in Melbourne on 4 December 1985, which was McAvennie’s 2nd international appearance, the game finished 0-0 resulting in Scotland qualifying for the 1986 FIFA World Cup. Having travelled with Scotland to Australia he returned to the UK and only three days later scored the only goal for West Ham in a 1-0 win at Loftus Road against Queens Park Rangers.

He was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

NameFrank McAvennie
First NameFrank
Last NameMcAvennie
OccupationSoccer Player
BirthdayNovember 22
Birth Year1959
Place of BirthGlasgow
Home Town
Birth CountryScotland
Birth SignSagittarius
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseNot Known
Children(s)Jake McAvennie

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He was subsequently called up to the Scotland national team for the 1986 World Cup, under interim national coach Alex Ferguson. He made two appearances in the World Cup in Mexico, both as a substitute and both defeats, to Denmark and to West Germany. In total he won five caps for Scotland, the last against Saudi Arabia in February 1988 in a 2–2 draw in Riyadh.

Frank McAvennie Net Worth

Frank McAvennie is one of the richest Soccer Player from Scotland. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Frank McAvennie's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

He played youth soccer for Johnstone Burgh in 1979-1980.

He had two stints with West Ham United, one from 1985-1987 and a second from 1989-1992.

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeSoccer Player
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

McAvennie eventually found his form at Parkhead, and his 15 goals in 1987–88 helped Celtic to a Scottish Premier Division and Scottish Cup double. That season (the clubs’s Centenary Season), he was part of a formidable front trio for Celtic comprising himself, Andy Walker and Joe Miller. One of the high-points during the season for McAvennie were his two goals in Celtic’s 2–0 win over Rangers in January 1988. The Cup Final in May was particularly memorable for McAvennie as he scored two late goals to beat Dundee United 2–1, the winning goal coming in the final minute.

McAvennie made a slow start at Celtic and his progress was not helped when he got involved in an on-field fracas with Chris Woods, Terry Butcher and Graham Roberts in an Old Firm game in November 1987. McAvennie and Woods were sent off in the initial incident, whilst Butcher was sent off later in the game. All four were later reported to the Procurator Fiscal and appeared in court on disorder charges relating to their conduct in that game. McAvennie was found not guilty, Roberts not proven, whilst Butcher and Woods were both convicted of Breach of the Peace.

Frank McAvennie's Height & Physical Stats

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His strong form in Scotland attracted attention from south of the border and McAvennie had talks with Luton Town and their manager, David Pleat, in the summer of 1985. With talks progressing well McAvennie decided not to sign for Luton due to the attitude of their chairman, David Evans. With St Mirren then agreeing a fee with West Ham United, McAvennie met with their manager John Lyall and his staff and he signed for them in June 1985 for £340,000. He made his West Ham debut on 17 August 1985, the opening game of the season, in a 1-0 away defeat to Birmingham City with his first two goals coming in his second game, a 3-1 home defeat of Queens Park Rangers. Originally signed as an attacking midfielder he was played as an out-and-out striker after an injury to Paul Goddard in the opening game of the season. He would go on to keep Goddard out of the team and spark his transfer from the club the following season. He formed a formidable partnership with young English striker Tony Cottee with McAvennie scoring 26 league goals and Cottee 20. One additional goal both the League Cup and the FA Cup saw his tally rise to 28 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions. In his first season, he helped West Ham to their highest ever final position in English football when they came third. His 26 goals in the league was only bettered by Gary Lineker, who found the net 30 times for second-placed Everton.

West Ham were denied UEFA Cup action for the following season due to the ban on English clubs in European competitions, which had started a year earlier due to the Heysel disaster. The following season was less successful as they finished 15th as McAvennie scored just seven league goals from 36 games and eleven from 47 games in all competitions. He began the 1987-88 season still at West Ham.

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McAvennie played eight games for the Hammers at the start of 1987–88, failing to score, before he moved to Celtic for a then club record fee of £750,000 on 2 October 1987. Graeme Souness had approached him to join rival club Rangers at the 1986 FIFA World Cup which would have made him the first Catholic player to play for the Protestant club, but he refused, being a supporter of Celtic. He made his debut for Celtic the following day in a 1–1 draw at home against Hibernian.

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The following season, 1988–89, was not a happy one for Celtic and the team finished in third place in the league behind winners Rangers and second-placed Aberdeen. McAvennie, however, was one of Celtic’s few form players that season and he’d scored 11 goals by Christmas time. However, a broken arm sustained in the New Year game at Ibrox against Rangers curtailed his goalscoring. McAvennie also wished to return to London to enable him to spend more time with then girlfriend, glamour model Jenny Blyth. After a public row with manager Billy McNeill over being dropped for a league match at Tynecastle in March 1989 against Hearts, Celtic relented to McAvennie’s repeated requests for a transfer and sold him back to West Ham.

How many goals did Frank McAvennie scored for West Ham?

He played 34 league games and scored 10 goals, now partnering Trevor Morley up front (his previous West Ham strike partner Tony Cottee had departed to Everton in August 1988). The 1991–92 season was a disappointing one for both West Ham and McAvennie.

How many goals did Frank McAvennie score for Celtic?

Frank McAvenie McAvennie left Celtic and returned to West Ham in March 1989 but returned to Celtic for a second stint with The Hoops in January 1993. In his two spells at the club, Frank McAvennie made 106 appearances and scored 50 goals for Celtic.

What age is Frank McAvennie?

62 years (November 22, 1959)

What height is Frank McAvennie?

5′ 10″

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Key Events

  1. Francis McAvennie (born 22 November 1959) is a Scottish former footballer, who played as a striker for St Mirren, West Ham United and Celtic, having had two spells with each of these clubs..

  2. In 1979 during an amateur game with a local side, the 200 Club, in Kirkintilloch, McAvennie, playing well, came to the attention of local scouts..

  3. He was capped five times at senior level for Scotland during the 1980s, scoring one goal. .

  4. He did not move into professional football until he joined St Mirren in 1980, at the age of 20..

  5. His league debut came in the 1981–82 season in a 4–3 defeat of Airdrieonians..

  6. In 1982, he was named Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year..

  7. His strong form in Scotland attracted attention from south of the border and McAvennie had talks with Luton Town and their manager, David Pleat, in the summer of 1985..

  8. With St Mirren then agreeing a fee with West Ham United, McAvennie met with their manager John Lyall and his staff and he signed for them in June 1985 for £340,000..

  9. He made his West Ham debut on 17 August 1985, the opening game of the season, in a 1–0 away defeat to Birmingham City with his first two goals coming in his second game, a 3–1 home defeat of Queens Park Rangers..

  10. McAvennie was called into the Scotland national team late 1985 for the World Cup qualifying play-off with Australia at Hampden Park on 20 November..

  11. In the return leg in Melbourne on 4 December 1985, which was McAvennie's 2nd international appearance, the game finished 0-0 resulting in Scotland qualifying for the 1986 FIFA World Cup..

  12. He was called up to the Scotland national team for the 1986 World Cup, under interim national coach Alex Ferguson..

  13. Graeme Souness had approached him to join rival club Rangers at the 1986 FIFA World Cup which would have made him the first Catholic player to play for the Protestant club, but he refused, being a supporter of Celtic..

  14. McAvennie made a slow start at Celtic and his progress was not helped when he got involved in an on-field fracas with Chris Woods, Terry Butcher and Graham Roberts in an Old Firm game in November 1987..

  15. McAvennie eventually found his form at Parkhead, and his 15 goals in 1987–88 helped Celtic to a Scottish Premier Division and Scottish Cup double..

  16. With Celtic he won the Scottish Premier Division in 1987–88 and the Scottish Cup in 1988..

  17. McAvennie played eight games for the Hammers at the start of 1987–88, failing to score, before he moved to Celtic for a then club record fee of £750,000 on 2 October 1987..

  18. He began the 1987–88 season still at West Ham..

  19. His first goal in his second spell for West Ham and his first since April 1987 game on 29 August 1990 in a 1–1 home game against Portsmouth; the second game of the season..

  20. One of the high-points during the season for McAvennie were his two goals in Celtic's 2–0 win over Rangers in January 1988..

  21. The following season, 1988–89, was not a happy one for Celtic and the team finished in third place in the league behind winners Rangers and second-placed Aberdeen..

  22. McAvennie, however, was one of Celtic's few form players that season and he'd scored 11 goals by Christmas 1988..

  23. He won five caps for Scotland, the last against Saudi Arabia in February 1988 in a 2–2 draw in Riyadh..

  24. He played 34 league games and scored 10 goals, now partnering Trevor Morley up front (his previous West Ham strike partner Tony Cottee had departed to Everton in August 1988). .

  25. Now playing in the Second Division, things got worse for both McAvennie and West Ham when the striker suffered a broken leg on the opening game of the season on 19 August 1989, following a challenge by Stoke City's Chris Kamara, which put him out until March 1990..

  26. McAvennie returned to West Ham United in March 1989 in a £1.25 million deal, making him their record signing..

  27. After a public row with manager Billy McNeill over being dropped for a league match at Tynecastle in March 1989 against Hearts, Celtic relented to McAvennie's repeated requests for a transfer and sold him back to West Ham..

  28. McAvennie was fully fit for the 1990–91 season..

  29. West Ham won promotion from the Second Division and reached the 1990–91 FA Cup semi-finals..

  30. He made his return on 31 March 1990 against Port Vale..

  31. The 1991–92 season was a disappointing one for both West Ham and McAvennie..

  32. On 2 May 1992, he signed off in style at West Ham, scoring a hat-trick in his final match against Nottingham Forest having come on as a substitute for Mitchell Thomas..

  33. McAvennie played one game for Irish League club Cliftonville in 1992, scoring in a County Antrim Shield semi-final..

  34. He left in January 1993 to rejoin Celtic, who were now lagging behind a dominant Rangers side on their way to a fifth successive league title..

  35. Although a press conference to announce the signing was arranged at Firhill Stadium, Celtic manager, Liam Brady, hearing he was available, persuaded him to sign for his former club which he did in January 1993..

  36. In 1993–94, McAvennie managed just 11 league appearances, scoring once, as he lost his place in the team following Liam Brady's departure and the appointment of Lou Macari as manager..

  37. In February 1994, Macari loaned McAvennie to English Premier League strugglers Swindon Town, and he made just seven league appearances and failed to score as the Robins were relegated in bottom place at the end the 1993–94 season in which they managed only five wins and conceded 100 goals..

  38. A highlight of his spell at the County Ground came on 19 March 1994 when he helped the Robins hold league leaders (and eventual double winners) Manchester United to a 2–2 draw..

  39. He then left Celtic for a second time and signed for Falkirk, newly promoted to the Scottish Premier Division for 1994–95, and scoring twice in three games before dropping down a division and returning to St Mirren on a free transfer on 14 October 1994..

  40. In 2000, having been cleared in court of an incident involving the supply of controlled drugs, McAvennie found himself in severe financial difficulties and resorted to selling his medals to Celtic-supporting businessman Willie Haughey for a small sum; these were later returned to him in 2017..

  41. On 12 January 2009, McAvennie received a four-month suspended sentence for affray following an incident in July 2008 in which he head-butted a man in Douglas on the Isle of Man..