Today Aiden McGeady admits he could retire whenever he wants, but vows to keep playing on under Lee Johnson. Check it out here.
Aiden McGeady : Retire | Spin | Stats | Net worth
McGeady (born 4 April 1986) is a professional footballer who plays as a winger for Scottish Premiership club Hibernian.
|Aiden John McGeady
|Date of birth
|4 April 1986
|Place of birth
|1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Born in Scotland, he represented the Republic of Ireland national team.
He started his career at Scottish Premier League club Celtic – with whom he won four league titles, two Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup – before moving to Russian club Spartak Moscow in 2010.
In Russia, McGeady was a runner-up in the Russian Premier League.
He moved to English football with Everton in January 2014, being loaned to Sheffield Wednesday and Preston North End before joining Sunderland in summer 2017.
After five years with Sunderland he signed for Hibernian in June 2022.
Aiden McGeady retire
McGeady returned to Scotland in the summer after joining Hibs from Sunderland.
Injury may have interrupted his season so far, but he’s been planning for what happens when the day comes to retire long before now.
Media work and coaching are avenues McGeady could choose to go down.
The former Celtic star has also been getting used to studying again after enrolling on a director in sports course.
For now though, all of that is for the future as McGeady focuses on continuing to fulfil his footballing ambitions.
He said: “I don’t want to sound disrespectful but I could retire today if I wanted and I would be fine financially.
“But I still have that hunger to play football, and I know I can still perform at this level.
“If I’d played all last season at Sunderland the chances are I would still be there if I was fit. But I wasn’t and that’s just the way things have panned out.
Aiden McGeady spin
The McGeady Spin is a legacy of the talents of Aiden McGeady who in his time at various of his clubs, split those supports in his achievements & ability, yet no one can deny his talent, and The McGeady Spin is a clear example of his talent in practise that amazes all.
Across football, he has a move now tagged to him which lit every game in which he actioned the move.
The move involved when the attacker was being tackled by upto two opposition players, he would bamboozle the opposition players by playing the ball off one foot and the next, and then turning the whole move inside out and spinning round, leaving the defenders for dead and lighting up any game. Usually executed by wingers when in the corners of the pitch.
It was a term coined in the UK and then adopted across all football, and has been attempted by many but few are able to make it payoff like McGeady could.
A more detailed view is that: it involves dragging the ball behind the standing foot instead of to the side during the first phase, and then using the outside of the boot in instead of the sole, and spinning round usually when against two opposition players leaving them for dead.
It was wonderful when it came off, and across the football world was much tried but few ever succeeded. It is quite a skill to pull it off.
Plenty of YouTube videos out there for all to see and try their luck in copying it.
McGeady played for Scotland Schools while at Queen’s Park. He played in an under-13 World Cup tournament in Paris.
After Queen’s Park he joined Celtic, who had a policy of not permitting their youths to play for their school teams due to conflicting kick off times.
|→ Sheffield Wednesday (loan)
|→ Preston North End (loan)
|→ Charlton Athletic (loan)
|Republic of Ireland U17
|Republic of Ireland U19
|Republic of Ireland U21
|Republic of Ireland
McGeady made his full debut for the Republic of Ireland in July 2004 against Jamaica.
He has made over 90 appearances for Ireland and featured often under manager Giovanni Trapattoni, appearing in each of his squads. However, he lost his place in the starting line-up during the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.
On 26 March 2011, McGeady scored his first goal for Ireland in the Aviva Stadium against Macedonia in Euro 2012 qualifier, with Ireland winning 2–1.
On 7 October 2011, McGeady scored his second international goal against Andorra thanks to a deflection off the Andorra defender to make the game 2–0.
The Irish soccer player has a net worth of about $10 million.
|Date of Birth
|April 4, 1986
|Glasgow, Scotland, UK
The net worth estimates vary because it’s difficult to forecast spending habits over the years. Aiden McGeady’s wealth comes mostly from being a successful Soccer Player.