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McAllister MBE

Gary McAllister is a Scottish former professional footballer. During his long and successful career, he played mainly as a midfielder. Nicknamed ‘The Enforcer’, he began his career with Scottish side Motherwell but went on to play for a number of English clubs including Leicester City, Leeds United, Coventry City and Liverpool.

As mentioned previously, Gary began his career with local side Motherwell. He made his senior debut in a match against Queen of the South. During his time with the team, he played in seventy matches and scored a total of eight goals.

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Gary signed for Leicester City in August 1985. His skilfull passing in the midfield and confidence soon earned him praise from the manager and fans alike.

He adapted well to First Division football, but unfortunately, the side was unable to stave off relegation. However, over the following three seasons Gary came to be recognised as one of the best players in the Second Division. In fact, he was named in the Second Division PFA Team of...

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