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Shaun Maloney

BornJanuary 24, 1983

Shaun Richard Maloney is a Scottish footballer who plays as aattacking midfielder or winger for English Premier League club Wigan Athletic and the Scotland national team. After joining Celtic as a trainee in 1999, Maloney made his first team debut on 29 April 2001 against Rangers at Ibrox Stadium, in a 3–0 win for Celtic. Maloney was in lethal form for Celtic in the 2005–06 season after being moved from a striking position to the left of midfield by manager Gordon Strachan. In recognition of his excellent season he was awarded both the SPFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards. Just before the transfer window closed on 31 January 2007, Maloney signed a pre-contract agreement with Aston Villa. Just before the transfer window closed on 31 January 2007, Maloney signed a pre-contract agreement with Aston Villa for a reported fee of £1m. On 28 April 2007, Maloney scored his first Villa goal in a victory against Man City at the City of Manchester Stadium from a free kick. On 22 August 2008, Celtic announced the signing of Maloney on a four-year deal for a fee of £3 million. Maloney marked his return with a Man of the Match performance and two assists in his first match- a 3–0 victory over Falkirk at Celtic Park. Maloney joined Wigan Athletic in the Premier League on 31 August 2011 for a fee of £850,000, signing a three-year deal. On 28 April, Maloney scored Wigan's third goal in an emphatic 4–0 win over fourth placed Newcastle. Being a Scottish national, Maloney has made 20 appearances and netted six times for Scotland Under 21s.
EFL Cup 2016/17: Hull City 2-1 (2-3 agg) Manchester United, Player ratings
EFL Cup 2016/17: Hull City 2-1 (2-3 agg) Manchester United, Player ratings
Manchester United went through on aggregate in the EFL Cup semi-final despite losing to Hull City at the KCOM stadium.
Highlights: Thomas Muller brace gives Germany 3-2 win over Scotland in Euro 2016 qualifier
Highlights: Thomas Muller brace gives Germany 3-2 win over Scotland in Euro 2016 qualifier
Muller grabbed a brace and an assist in a Man of the Match performance against Scotland
Top transfer rumours of the day – January 8, 2015
Top transfer rumours of the day – January 8, 2015
The transfer rumour mill has been working overtime, ever since the January window opened. Every team is looking to strengthen their squad, whether it ...
Club-by-club Premier League transfer guide: Which players should each team sign?
Club-by-club Premier League transfer guide: Which players should each team sign?
Will the top Premier League clubs spend big money this January? ×Proofread The festive season is upon us, and while the rest of us sit ...
Video: Macedonia 1-2 Scotland - FIFA World Cup qualifiers
Video: Macedonia 1-2 Scotland - FIFA World Cup qualifiers
Michael Carrick in the running for North West Premier League Player of the Year award
Michael Carrick in the running for North West Premier League Player of the Year award
Infographic: Shaun Maloney (Player focus)
Infographic: Shaun Maloney (Player focus)
Martinez coy over future as Wigan go down
Martinez coy over future as Wigan go down
Podolski double condemns Wigan to relegation
Podolski double condemns Wigan to relegation
Wigan Athletic: distractions, injuries and relegation struggles
Wigan Athletic: distractions, injuries and relegation struggles
  While the world is busy lambasting the English League for having dropped its edge in Europe, the Europa League saw a plethora of English teams like Chelsea, Spurs and Newcastle reaching the Semifinal stage of the competition. Though only one of these qualified through, the other 2 were equally part of the weary journey …
Wigan sink Millwall to reach first FA Cup final
Wigan sink Millwall to reach first FA Cup final
Maloney late show leaves 10-man QPR in peril
Maloney late show leaves 10-man QPR in peril
Roberto Martinez: Scripting the great escape
Roberto Martinez: Scripting the great escape
Shaun Maloney: Wigan’s Main Man and a Cult Hero
Shaun Maloney: Wigan’s Main Man and a Cult Hero
In August 2011, Wigan signed Shaun Maloney for £850,000, unwittingly securing a far greater windfall as the slick-footed Scot went on to significantly aid the Latics’ miraculous Premier League survival. Maloney’s idiosyncratic brand of ducking and weaving is generally confined to six second clips at the ‘I may as well’ …
Chelsea vs Wigan Athletic: Match preview
Chelsea vs Wigan Athletic: Match preview
Unsung Heroes - The 5 most underrated players in the Premier League
Unsung Heroes - The 5 most underrated players in the Premier League
Wigan 0 Arsenal 1: Edgy, nervous stuff!
Wigan 0 Arsenal 1: Edgy, nervous stuff!
Wigan 0 – Arsenal 1 (Arteta 60 (pen)) Man of the Match – Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) Unspectacular. Edgy. Nervy. And yes, full of tension. Nonetheless, 3 points. That was the story of today’s win over Wigan. And while the optimism of a win is always good, Arsenal fans do have the tendency to go overboard with [...]
Top 10 wingers in the Premier League this season
Top 10 wingers in the Premier League this season
5 most underrated players in the Premier League
5 most underrated players in the Premier League
The dark horse: Shaun Maloney
The dark horse: Shaun Maloney
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