West Ham United has completed the signing of Scottish international
defender Malky Mackay from Norwich City for £300,000.
The 32-year-old was an inspiration for the Norwich
City side that won promotion to the Premiership last season.
Hammers boss Alan Pardew says:
"Malky's strength, experience and presence will prove
of enormous value to West Ham's push for the Championship
"I'm delighted we have won the chase to bring him to
Malky himself says:
"West Ham is a massive club and when I was told the club
was accepting offers for me you look onwards and upwards - and I
jumped at the chance to come here."
Born in Bellshill on 19th February 1972, Malky Mackay is a
natural leader and has worn the captain's armband at Norwich
City with great pride.
At 6ft 3ins, Malky is a rugged, no-nonsense central-defender,
who dominates in the air.
Born into a football family, his father played centre-half for
Queens Park, Malky started as a youth with that famous Scottish
amateur club, graduating to their league side in 1990.
After three years and 70 League appearances as a regular for the
Spiders, he was signed by Celtic in the summer of 1993 and turned
After 37 League games and four goals for Celtic he joined
Norwich City for an unbelievable £350,000 in September 1998,
surely one of the bargain buys of recent years.
Deadly with his head in attacking situations, Malky scored 15
goals in 212 League appearances for Norwich City up to the start of
A great influence and inspiration at Norwich City and one of the
main reasons why the club won promotion to the Premiership last
He was one of two Norwich players named in the PFA Division One
team, voted for by their members, last season, while goalkeeper
Robert Green was the other.
Malky has won four full caps for Scotland.