Belfast Celtic 1891 - 1949

Kevin Mc Alinden


Surprisingly little remains on record about goalkeeper Kevin McAlinden whilst stories abound. Kevin was by all accounts an impressive athlete:

From the Belfast Celtic Football and Athletic Company Ltd Published 1949.

"Kevin McAlinden (Goalkeeper). A worthy successor in a line of famous Celtic goalkeepers. Kevin originally was a Gaelic player and betrays this in the sure, safe way he catches the ball. His soccer career began in the Celtic second eleven, where he earned a reputation for ability, courage and daring.

The team's only amateur, he has collected Irish senior and junior cup medals and Junior International caps.Represented Great Britain in lost year's Olympic Games and has appeared in inter-league games for both Irish Football Associations."

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