Aiden Mcgeady is a great among strikers. He has had a knack for goal-scoring from a very early age, and he is one of the top strikers ever to come from Scotland.
Aiden McGeady was born on April 4th 1986. He is from Scotland but plays for the Republic of Ireland national team. He qualifies for this through his grandparents as they are Irish.
Aiden went to St. Ninians High School, and his soccer talents were spotted from an early age. Premier League giants Manchester United and Arsenal both tried to sign him; however, he felt he would become to homesick leaving behind everything he knew to go down South and decided to stay in Scotland.
The McGeady family, including Aiden, have all grown up Celtic supporters and followed them for many years. Aiden's father John McGeady was also a professional soccer player.
He signed a first team contract with Celtic when he was sixteen years of age and made his senior debut when he was just eighteen years old.
He currently plays for Spartak Moscow. He is considered to be one of Scotland's best ever products.
Aiden made over 15 appearances for Celtic in his first year on the senior team. He made his debut in the the 2003/2004 season against Hearts and scored a goal.
The following season he made his Champions league debut against Italian giants, AC Milan. He made 27 appearances that season.
McGeady is most remembered for one of his performances against Aberdeen which saw him score one goal and set up a further three!
Aiden won various awards at Celtic such as Young Player of the Year and Player of the year. He also won multiple league titles and league cups.
It was in the summer of 2010 that Spartak Moscow made a move on him and put in a bid of £9.5 million. Celtic accepted this, and Aiden felt it was the right choice to move on with his soccer.
He still says to this day that Celtic will always be in his heart, and he hopes to one day return to Celtic.
It was in August 2010 that Aiden officially became a Spartak Moscow player, signing a four-and-a-half-year deal. This move to Spartak made McGeady the most expensive player to leave Scottish soccer.
Despite joining the club half way through their season, McGeady was named as the second best right winger in the Russian League when the top 33 players were announced.
He has gone on to make over fifty appearances for Moscow, scoring eight goals.
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