Aiden McGeady is an Irish footballer who plays for English club Everton and the Republic of Ireland national football team. Having played for Celtic and Spartak Moscow McGeady is a world class winger who possesses great dribbling and crossing abilities.
Born on the 4th of April 1986 McGeady began his professional career at Scottish club Celtic making his senior debut on the 24th April 2004 aged 18 in a league game against Hearts at Tynecastle late in the 2003-04 season. He started the match and scored a goal after 17 minutes and finished that season with 4 league appearances as Celtic won the league. He made his UEFA Champions League debut the next season in a game against Italian side AC Milan and made the breakthrough into the first-team that same season, with 27 appearances in the league as Celtic finished runners up in Martin O'Neill's final season with the club.
In August 2010, McGeady joined Russian side Spartak Moscow signing a four-and-half-year contract. The fee of £9.5 million made McGeady the most expensive export from Scottish football. On 11 September, McGeady made his league debut against Saturn in a 2-1 win. He scored his first goal for Spartak in a 2-2 draw at home to Amkar later the same month. In January 2014, McGeady joined English club Everton.
McGeady made his full debut for the Republic of Ireland in July 2004 against Jamaica. He has made over 40 appearances for Ireland, being called up by manager Giovanni Trapattoni in each of his squads and featuring often. 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.