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Lou Macari

Lou Macari

Clubs played for: Celtic, Manchester United, Swindon Town (1967-1986)

Born: 1950

Birthplace: Largs, North Ayrshire, Scotland


Position: Midfielder

Biography: Although he was born in Edinburgh, Luigi Macari's family hail from the same region of Italy as Sophia Loren. Joined United for 200,000 in 1973, a record fee for a Scottish player at the time, shortly after Tommy Docherty took over at Old Trafford. Initially used in the front line, it was only when Tommy Docherty switched him to midfield that he made his most telling contribution. He suffered relegation and then promotion in his first two seasons, he played in three FA Cup Finals and a League Cup Final during his 11 years service before accepting the role of player manager at Swindon in 1984. Scottish international striker, has managed Swindon Town, West Ham, Stoke City (twice), Birmingham, Celtic, Huddersfield. Lives in Stoke-on-Trent, works as a pundit on MUTV and for a local paper. Also owns the Lou Macari Chip Shop near Old Trafford.

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Macari, Lou Lou Maccari,God bless you for giving Neil Baldwin the job as kit man and playing him in that testimonial.These are highlights in his life and the love of the crowd and the players for this remarkable man are priceless.Phil Nixon,

Macari, Lou clubs played for celtic ,man utd

Macari, Lou My all time hero! Never met him though. I was only 12/13 and driving back from a break in my dad's car. Fell asleep an dad thought it would be funny to wake me up and tell me that Macari had just overtaken us. For next 20 dad followed a Mercedes on the M62. I got him to drive at 60mph but we lost the Merc. 20 years dad admitted that it was a joke as he wanted me awake so I'd open the garage door when we arrived home?!

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