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Jun 23, 2012, 4:23 PM
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Former Northern Ireland and Queens Park Rangers captain Alan McDonald died aged 48 after collapsing while playing golf on the morning of Saturday 23rd June 2012.
The Belfast born centre half played in the Northern Ireland team which drew 0-0 against England in 1985 to qualify for the World Cup finals. He won 52 international caps, scoring one goal (Denmark 1986).
He owned a trophy business in Bangor, County Down, which had previously been run by his Northern Ireland team mate Billy Hamilton.
McDonald made more than 400 appearances for Q.P.R. and was in the team which reached the League Cup final in 1986,
losing 3-0 to Oxford United. He then had spells with Charlton Athletic (on loan) and Swindon Town.
After retiring from playing, he served for a time as assistant coach of the Northern Ireland Under 21 side.
(This post was edited by John Treleven on Jun 23, 2012, 4:24 PM)