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The Maley Brothers

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Thomas Maley was an Irishman who served in the Royal Highland Fusiliers for 22 years. He was a veteran of the Crimea and had traveled the world. He had 4 sons. One,Charles,became a priest, the other 3 were involved in football.

Tom (1864 –1935)

Tom was born in Portsmouth. He was an all round athlete, particularly successful at the 100 yards. Unsurprisingly he played on the wing, as outside left. Known as Handsome Tom, he played football as an amateur, being a qualified school master. 
Tom played in Celtic's first ever match , and when his playing days were over he became a director of the club (1897).
In 1902 Tom took over as manager of Manchester City. Maley's time at City got off to a tragic start. Welsh star Di Jones died as the result of an injury sustained in an exhibition match. Tom Maley was influential though in creating a strong bond between his players. They won promotion back to the First Division  in his first season in charge, and the following season (1903–04) they won the FA Cup and finished 2nd in the League. 1904–05 saw City finishing in 3rd place and 1905-06 5th. Maley was transforming City into a major force.
Manchester City's record under Maley:

P
W
D
L
F
A
Win %
150
89
22
39
322
178
59.33

However in the summer of 1906 an FA investigation into the payment of bonuses had a catastrophic impact on the club. 17 players were fined and suspended from football until January 1907 . City had to sell many players and Maley received a life ban from the game.
He returned to Glasgow and worked as a teacher, When his life ban was revoked in 1910 he returned to football management. 

As a player:
1881
Cathcart
1882
London Caledonian
1883
Partick Thistle
1884
Third Lanark Rifle Volunteers
1885
Hibernian
1886
Third Lanark Rifle Volunteers
1887
Clydesdale Harriers
1888- 1891
Celtic
1891
St Mirren  (loan)
1892-93
Preston North End


As manager:
1902
Manchester City
1911
Bradford Park Avenue
1925
Southport
1931
Celtic (assistant)




Willie (1868 –1958)

 Willie was born in Newry in Ireland. Like Tom, he developed into an all round athlete. His incredible association with Celtic began by chance. Brother Walfrid and Mr Glass were calling on Tom Maley in Cathcart to ask him to join the club they were forming. Tom was out, Willie was at home. They suggested that if Tom decided to take up the offer that Willie should come along as well. 
Consequently Willie played alongside Tom in Celtic's first ever fixture. 
Playing at half-back Willie was at Celtic for 9 seasons as a player, winning 3 Scottish League Championships (1892-93, 1893-94, 1895-96) and the Scottish FA Cup (1892). He made 2 international appearances for Scotland in 1893.
Maley had his first taste of football administration when he took on the role of Player-Secretary in May 1894. Maley became full-time manager of Celtic at the end of the 1897 season. He remained in post for 43 years, during which time he led the club to 30  trophy wins.

As a player:

1886

Cathcart Hazlebank

1887

Third Lanark Rifle Volunteers

1888-97

Celtic

1889

Ardwick  (loan)

1893

Scotland (2 internationals)

1895-96

Manchester City  (loan)

1896-97

Everton  (loan)



As manager:

1897- 1940

Celtic



League

Cup

1897–98

Champions


1898–99


Winners

1899–1900


Winners

1900-01



1901-02



1902-03



1903–04


Winners

1904–05

Champions


1905–06

Champions


1906–07

Champions

Winners

1907–08

Champions

Winners

1908–09

Champions


1909–10

Champions


1910–11


Winners

1911–12


Winners

1912-13



1913–14

Champions

Winners

1914–15

Champions


1915–16

Champions


1916–17

Champions


1917-18



1918–19

Champions


1919-20



1920-21



1921–22

Champions


1922–23


Winners

1923-24



1924-25


Winners

1925-26

Champions


1926-27


Winners

1927-28



1928-29



1929-30



1930-31


Winners

1931-32



1932-33


Winners

1933-34



1934-35



1935-36

Champions


1936-37


Winners

1937–38

Champions



Celtic's record under Maley:

P

W

D

L

Win %

1,611

1,039

314

258

64.49


One of the only pics I've seen of Willie Maley sans hat- in a hat advertisement.

Alex (1874 – 1949)


Youngest brother Alex never played at a high level, but followed his brothers into management. He was, incidentally, the only one born in Scotland. He also worked as a journalist. 
He led teams to the Scottish FA Cup final on 4 occasions, but was on the losing side every time (1910 and 1912 with Clyde, 1923 and 1924 with Hibernian).

As manager:
1909–1912
Clyde
????–1921
Clydebank
1921–1925
Hibernian
1925–1927
Crystal Palace




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