McAvennie, Frank

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Frank McAvennie

Frank McAvennie

Clubs played for: Johnstone Burgh, St Mirren, West Ham United, Celtic, West Ham United, Aston Villa, Cliftonville, South China, Celtic, Swindon Town (loan), Falkirk, St Mirren (1979-1995)

Born: 1959

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Position: Striker

Biography: A striker who is best remembered in England for his two spells at West Ham United between 1985-87 & 1989-92. He played a total of 153 league games for them scoring 49 goals. He won five full caps for Scotland between 1985-88 scoring one goal. After his playing career finished in 1995 he did a bit of coaching. After this things spiralled downwards in a drug fuelled cycle of crime,scandal and reckless misbehaviour. He ended up penniless, unemployed and living in Gateshead. Thankfully he managed to alter some things in his lifestyle getting married for the second time in 2001. However the marriage ended in 2013 when he decided to return to his birthplace Glasgow. He now owns a football agency and is a well respected after dinner speaker. He was recently described as 'Scottish football's ultimate lovable rogue'

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McAvennie, Frank McAvennnieeeee!!! What a legend!

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