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Frank McAvennie


 Frank McAvennie
Frank McAvennie, affectionately known as Macca, started his professional football career at St.Mirren. He had no idea of the amazing journey that was about to begin.

Frank was an exceptional talent with great awareness and a superb touch. It wasnt long before top teams in England came calling. West Ham won the race for his signature and Frank moved to London where he became a huge hit off and on the field, the epitome of the 80's playboy footballer. He was a scoring sensation at West Ham with his strike partner Tony Cottee.

Frank McAvennie was not just a major figure on the football scene but also on the party circuit with his champagne lifestyle and penchant for stunning women companions. He even made it on to Terry Wogan's BBC 1 chat show.

Having helped West Ham finish in the top three in England, Frank was on the move. A lifelong Celtic supporter, Frank was delighted when the Celtic manager, Billy McNeill signed him in 1987-88. Now a Scotland international, Frank was a star performer for Celtic and was instrumental in the team winning the league and cup double in their centenary year.

However, Frank loved the London scene and eventually returned to West Ham. This time things didnt go so well. The Hammers were relegated and Frank broke his leg. Frank again returned to Celtic but his great playing days were over.

His football career grew to a close and after retiring from the game in the mid 90's, Frank retained a high profile in the press and on television. His reputation for fast living and a lavish lifestyle continued, leading to a number of brushes with the law.

His life story has been well documented and his off field character parodied by Scottish TV and radio impressionist Jonathan Watson. He also made it into the Guinness Book of Records, as the only player to play for three clubs twice.

To this day, Frank McAvennie remains one of Scotland's most popular sporting figures and is in great demand, as a guest speaker, at events all over the UK.



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