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Alan Maybury

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

08/08/1978

Signed

25/03/1999

Country

Republic of Ireland

A former Republic of Ireland international, Maybury started of his senior career with Leeds United in 1995. Occasionally standing in at right-back, he made most of his appearances for the reserves.

Only playing 14(+4) times for the first-team, his senior debut came in the Premier League as Leeds faced Aston Villa on 3rd February 1996.

That year he also represented his country in the U18s UEFA European Championship finals that were held in Luxembourg. Despite drawing with Spain and Italy, Maybury and his ROI teammates were denied progression out of the group stages courtesy of a visit by England in which they narrowly lost 1-0. 

It was in the latter stages of the 1998/99 season that Maybury rocked up at Madejski Stadium whilst concluding an end-of-season loan spell with the Royals. He made just eight starts for the club since joining that March, with his Madejski debut coming against the blue of Manchester City.

In October 2001, after making his last Leeds appearance against West Ham two weeks earlier, Maybury signed with Scottish Premier side Hearts for a fee of around £100,000.

Finding himself a regular at the Tynecastle Stadium, Maybury’s performances helped the club in achieving successive third place finishes in the SPL for 2002/03 and 2004/04 behind the mainstay frontrunners Rangers and Celtic.

A move to the English Championship transpired for the Irishman in January 2005, following his Hearts manager Craig Levein to Leicester for a nominal fee. Singing a three-and-a-half year contract, Maybury featured as a regular at right-back for the Fox’s, making 97(+5) appearances during his three year stay.

Upon expiry of his contract, Maybury’s career took him back to the Scottish highlands, this time signing for St Johnstone in 2010. After two years with the Perth club he stayed north of the border to continue his footballing career with Hibernian and then most recently down a division with Scottish Championship side Falkirk for the 2014/15 season, aged 36.

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