Shaun Maloney

Shaun Maloney was born in Sarawak, Malaysia on 24 January 1983. Today is Shaun Maloney's birthday (age 37).

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, after coming off the bench for Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink in a 3–0 victory over Falkirk at Celtic Park. Maloney scored his first goal after his return to Celtic in a 4–2 away win over Motherwell and managed his second the following week in a 3–1 away win at Kilmarnock. He finished the season with five goals, taking his total Celtic goals tally to 42.

Under new manager Tony Mowbray, Maloney played in 17 of Celtic’s first 18 fixtures of season 2009–10. However he began having trouble with his Achilles tendon after the 2–1 defeat against Rangers on 4 October 2009. Maloney played a further four games after that, but was substituted at half-time in Celtic’s League Cup defeat against Hearts. It was revealed he was suffering from Achilles tendinitis, and he did not player another game that season.

Maloney started the 2010–11 season in good form with goals against St Mirren, Hearts and a brace against Hamilton. After this run of form, Maloney was given the short-term captaincy of Celtic in the absence of Scott Brown through injury. However, fitness problems flared up again for Maloney in November 2010 when he injured his ankle during a league match against Inverness CT. He required to undergo ankle surgery in December, and didn’t return to the first team until April 2011. Maloney featured in eight of Celtic’s remaining matches; scoring against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final and then against Motherwell in the last league fixture of the season.

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The Celtic Star · Nov 19, 2019

Saha Fumes at Man Utd Skipper following Celtic Park Penalty Miss

Louis Saha has opened up about missing a penalty at Celtic Park for Manchester United in the Champions League in 2006...

The Celtic Star · Nov 16, 2019

Shaun Maloney – From Lennoxtown to World Number One

Shaun Maloney, the Belgium Assistant Manager has spoken of the journey that has taken him from a youth coach at Celtic to working with some of the world’s best under Roberto Martinez.

BBC · Nov 14, 2019

From Celtic academy to Cruyff Institute – Maloney’s coaching journey

Shaun Maloney talks to BBC Scotland about his work with Belgium’s superstars, studies at the Johan Cruyff Institute and being described as having “an elite brain”...

SPFL TV · Oct 25, 2019

Motherwell 1-2 Celtic | 2006 League Cup Semi-Final | League Cup Classics

Richie Foran opened the scoring for the Steelmen, with Maciej Żurawski equalizing for Celtic before the end of the first half.

Daily Record · Sep 26, 2019

Shaun Maloney lifts the lid on his unique Belgium duty as Celtic hero details life with world’s best team

The Hoops hero is the No.2 Roberto Martinez and is trusted with a number of key roles...

BBC Sportsound · Sep 26, 2019

Sportsound Podcast: 26 Sep 19

Belgium coach Shaun Maloney and Steven Thompson join David Currie in studio plus we hear from Scotland international James Morrison on trying to find a club...

Celtic Quick News · Sep 17, 2019

Jozo and what we can learn from Shaun Maloney

Shaun Maloney was 24-years-old when he left Celtic for the first time.

Read Celtic · Sep 9, 2019

Celtic duo and former Hoops target will be a threat in next game says coach – Why this is a boost for the club

Belgium coach Shaun Maloney believes James Forrest, Ryan Christie and former Celtic target John McGinn will be the key men for Scotland in their Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday, and that is good news for the Hoops...

67HailHail · Sep 9, 2019

Belgium man heaps praise on “excellent” Celtic star

Belgium coach Shaun Maloney has heaped praise on Celtic star James Forrest ahead of Scotland’s meeting with his side tonight.

Football Scotland · Sep 8, 2019

Former Celtic midfielder Shaun Maloney says James Forrest deserves credit for ‘exceptional’ form for club and country

Maloney sang Forrest’s praises prior to Belgium’s visit to Hampden tomorrow night...

Evening Times · Sep 8, 2019

David Marshall knew from day one old pal Shaun Maloney would be a top class coach

SHAUN Maloney’s brains were in his feet and head which is not something every professional football can say...

FootballFanCast · Jul 8, 2019

Celtic prospect has received some useful tips from 36 y/o ex-Bhoy, and it’s paying off – opinion

Mikey Johnston has been seeking advice from Shaun Maloney in an effort to be extra prepared for the Celtic season...

67HailHail · Jul 4, 2019

Scout to reportedly watch Celtic vs Sarajevo – but it’s good news for the Hoops

Belgium scout and right-hand man to Roberto Martinez, Shaun Maloney, will reportedly be at Parkhead a week on Wednesday.

Football Scotland · Jun 7, 2019

Ex-Celtic midfielder Shaun Maloney still ‘hurt’ by failure to reach major tournament with Scotland

The Belgium coach laments the fact that the Scotland squads he was a part of simply didn’t have the quality to qualify for the Euros or World Cups...

VideoCelts · May 8, 2019

Celtic’s medal machine reveals his four inspirations

I really looked up to guys who played in my position, so Aiden McGeady and Shaun Maloney were the main two...

Celts from the South · May 6, 2019

James Forrest crowned

James Forrest is one of Celtic’s best ever home grown players.

Soccer Souls · Apr 30, 2019

Celtic FC News: James Forrest backs Shaun Maloney to become Scotland manager

Celtic FC News: Celtic winger James Forrest has backed Shaun Maloney to become the next Scotland manager.

67HailHail · Apr 30, 2019

James Forrest calls on former Hoops teammate to be new Scotland boss

Celtic winger James Forrest has told the Daily Record he wants former teammate Shaun Maloney to be in the running for Scotland boss.

VideoCelts · Apr 19, 2019

Former Celtic coach is shock ‘candidate’ for Scotland job

SunSport also understands ex-Celtic and Scotland star Shaun Maloney could emerge as a shock candidate...

67HailHail · Apr 4, 2019

Celtic man is “elite” according to Belgium coach

Belgium coach Shaun Maloney has heralded Kieran Tierney as an elite defender.

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