Mike Mahoney (footballer)

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Mike Mahoney
Personal information
Full name Michael Mahoney
Date of birth (1950-10-25) 25 October 1950 (age 68)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1970 Bristol City 4 (0)
1970–1975 Torquay United 157 (0)
1975–1978 Newcastle United 108 (0)
1979 Chicago Sting 3 (0)
1979–1981 California Surf 25 (0)
1979–1981 California Surf (indoor) 24 (0)
1982–1986 Los Angeles Lazers (indoor) 116 (0)
Total 437 (0)
Teams managed
1986–1987 Los Angeles Lazers (assistant)
1987 Los Angeles Lazers (interim)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mike Mahoney is an English retired football goalkeeper who played professionally in England and the United States.

In 1967, Mahoney began his professional career with Bristol City. He saw limited play before being acquired by Torquay United In August 1970. He played for Torquay until March 1975, when his contract was sold to Newcastle United. In November 1978, the Chicago Sting of the North American Soccer League purchased Mahoney's contract from Newcastle United.[1][2] The Sting sent him to the California Surf halfway through the 1979 season. He played two and a half outdoor and two indoor seasons with the Surf. In 1982, he joined the Los Angeles Lazers of the Major Indoor Soccer League, spending four seasons with them. He retired in spring 1986 and became an assistant coach with the Lazers for the 1986–1987 season. In January 1987, he was named interim head coach after Peter Wall was fired.[3] Following the demise of the Lazers, Mahoney retired. On the 9th of June 2018 it was announced that Mahoney had returned to football in a coaching role at Bristol Manor Farm.[4]


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