Eddie Malone was born in Edinburgh and began his senior career with St. Johnstone, where he made a handful of appearances. He left St Johnstone and headed to Clyde, making his debut in a goalless draw against St. Mirren in the Scottish Football League First Division in September 2004. Malone became an integral part of the Clyde team, fulfilling a variety of positions, including central defence, central midfield, and his favoured left wing back position. He was only one of four players that survived the clearout of summer 2005.
During the 2005-06 season, under new manager Graham Roberts, Malone hit the peak of his form while in the position of vice-captain, in front of millions of viewers on Television. He scored the winning goal in Clyde’s remarkable Scottish Cup victory over giants Celtic.
Malone signed a contract with SPL club St. Mirren on 30 January 2007. In November 2007 he joined Dundee on a month-long loan. He signed for Dundee permanently in January 2008 on a two and a half year contract, but was released by the club on 4 May 2010 along with 8 other players.
On 18 September 2010, Malone was listed as a trialist for Second Division club Ayr United in their 3-2 away victory over East Fife, completing the whole game. He then signed a contract at Somerset Park, scoring his first goal for Ayr against Livingston.
Now he answers five questions on his youth career for YFS...
1. Which clubs did you play for in your youth career?
2. Who were the best players you played with and against during your youth career?
I played with Scott Brown (Scotland Schools) and played against Aiden McGeady.
3. Who were your role models as a young player?
Frank Sauzee, Russell Latapy and Roberto Carlos
4. Who was your favourite coach at youth level?
5. If you had one piece of advice to today’s generation of youth football players, what would it be?
Work hard and be committed!