Brian McClair: Wiki, Bio, Age, Footballer, Height, Stats, Wife, Net Worth

Brian McClair: Wiki, Bio, Age, Footballer, Height, Stats, Wife, Net Worth, Birthday, Birthplace, Parents, Siblings, Education, Club, Position, Number: Brian McClair is a Scottish Professional footballer and also a coach who is currently retired from playing professional football. During his career, he spent 11 years at Manchester United. He goes by the nickname “Choccy” as it rhymes with his last name and a chocolate delicacy “chocolate Eclair”. He has recently appeared in the headlines as he sports a bushy beard and appears almost unrecognizable to his fans. Keep reading this article to know more about his life and other personal details.

Brian McClair

Brian McClair Birthday, Age, Zodiac, Birthplace

Brian was born on 8th December in the year 1963. He is 59 years old and will become 60 this December 2023. He was born in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and later brought up in Airdrie. Brian made a successful career as a professional footballer and later also worked as a coach. Born on 8th Dece, ber, his Sun sign or Zodiac sign is Saggitarius.

Brian McClair Parents, Siblings, Education

Brian was born to a well-settled family. Most probably his parents were also Scottish or might have moved to Scotland long before his birth. However, the name of his parents, siblings, or their occupation is not known. He has remained silent about his family details and we also do not know if he has any siblings. He finished his schooling at a local school and later pursued higher studies at some reputed University but the name of the institutions is not known.

Brian McClair Career, Club, Stats, Position

Brian started his career as a professional footballer with Aston Villa from 1980 to 1981. After that, he joined Motherwell for a short duration and used to play as a Striker during which he gave an amazing performance before joining Celtic and Manchester United.

Brian McClair

McClair Celtic

He signed a contract of 1 million dollars with Celtic. While in Celtic he made his debut in a match against Partick Thistle in a 2-0 winning match at the Glasgow Cup. By the end of his first season, he scored 32 goals and established himself as a team regular. He had an amazing goal-scoring capability, with a four-goal haul against Dundee in a 6–2 win during September, an outstanding solo goal in a 5–0 win over Sporting Lisbon in the UEFA Cup, and a goal in the 3–2 extra-time defeat against Rangers in the League Cup Final in March 1984 during that season.

In the next season, he and Mo Johnson had an amazing goal-scoring partnership and despite the competition, they remained to be so. From 1986 to 1987 he played for Celtic the last time. Even though the Celtics had a tumultuous season, McClair’s performance was amazing. He won the Scottish Cup in 1985 and the Scottish Premier Division in 1986.

Brian Manchester United

Brian joined Manchester in 1987 with an 8.5 million dollar contract. Right from the beginning of the season, he put up an amazing performance scoring 24 goals and being the first Manchester United player to surpass 20 league goals in one season since George Best. In the next season, Manchester United put up an average performance and even though the partnership of MCClair and Mark Hughes had great expectations, it didn’t turn out to be that magnificent. He scored the winning goal for Manchester United in the 1991 UEFA Super Cup against Red Star Belgrade. Later on, In October 1990, McClair was involved in controversy when he repeatedly kicked Arsenal’s Nigel Winterburn in the back as he lay prone on the ground, sparking a 21-man brawl.

Brian McClair

However, it appeared that the two had a history, as Winterburn had been seen mocking McClair after his penalty misses in the FA Cup three seasons ago which earned Arsenal a lot of Criticism. Despite everything, points were deducted from both Teams. He actively paid for Machester til the 1994 season and then remained in the team as a squad member and ended his career at Machester United with a prominent career and almost became a cult figure for Manchester United. After that, he went to Motherwell where he played for some time before returning.

Brian McClair Wife, Children, Awards, Coach

McClair has always been very secretive about family life and doesn’t reveal much. He is married to his wife, Maureen McClair and the two were married in 1984 since then the two have been together. The couple has a beautiful son together, called Liam McClair who is growing as a Singer and was born in Manchester, United States. He also worked as a coach at Blackburn Rovers and Machester United.

He earned many awards during his career time such as Scottish Premier Division top scorer, PFA Scotland Players’ Player of the Year in1987, SFWA Footballer of the Year in1987, Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year in 1987–88, 1991–92, Alan Hardaker Trophy in 1992, and European Bronze Boot in 1986 and 87. Brian also won several awards as a coach and as a Club member.

Brian McClair Height, Weight, Nationality, Net Worth

McClair is 5 feet 10 inches tall which is equivalent to 1.78 meters or 178 centimeters. He weighs 77 Kg or 169 lbs. Born and brought up in different parts of Scotland he has a Scottish Nationality and has played football for his country Scotland. Though he is now retired and works as a Football Coach, he has a Net Worth of 5 million dollars. Recently he has shocked his fans by sporting a bushy mustache and beard and almost looks unrecognizable.

Here is a full bio of Brian McClair, his age, birthday, birthplace, zodiac, nationality, ethnicity, religion, caste, address, parents, father, mother, siblings, sister, brother, relationship status, girlfriend, wife, children, career, hobbies, height, weight, body measurements, eye color, hair color, nickname, net worth and more.

Brian McClair Information Table

Name Brian John McClair
Nickname Choccy
Gender Male
Profession Footballer, Coach
Height (approx.) in centimeters – 178cm

meters – 1.78m

feet inches – 5ft 10in

Weight (approx.) in kilograms – 77kg

in pounds – 169lbs

Figure Measurements Not Available
Eye Colour green
Hair Colour Brown
Date of Birth 8 December 1963
Age (as of 2023) 59 years
Birth Place Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Saggitarius
Nationality scottish
Hometown Bellshill, Lanarkshire
School local high school
College/University reputed University
Educational Qualification Graduate
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity Mixed
Caste Not Available
Address Scotland
Hobbies/Interests N/A
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Not Available
Sexuality Straight
Parents N/A
Siblings  N/A
Husband/Wife/Spouse Maureen McClair
Children Liam McClair
Net Worth $5 million

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Lesser Known Facts About the Football Coach

  • Though he has built a career revolving around football, his son is on a totally different career route pursuing music.
  • He played for Machester United for 11 years.
  • He started his Youth Career with Aston Villa.
  • He was a supporter of Airdrieonians F.C. as a child.
  • He used to play in the Forward Midfielder Position.

FAQs on Brian

1)Does he still play?

No, he is currently retired.

2)What is his age?

He is currently 59 years old.

3)Is he married?

Yes, he is married.

4)How long did he play for Manchester United?

He played for 11 years with Manchester United.

5)How tall is he?

He is 5 feet 10 inches tall.


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