Aiden John McGeady (born 4 April 1986) is a professional footballer who plays as a winger for Championship club Preston North End on loan from Everton, and for the Republic of Ireland. McGeady was born and brought up in Scotland but chose to play for Ireland, qualifying through his Irish grandparents.
He started his career at Scottish Premier League club Celtic – with whom he won four league titles, two Scottish Cups and two Scottish League Cups – before moving to Russian club Spartak Moscow in 2010. In Russia, McGeady was a runner-up in the Russian Premier League. He joined Everton in January 2014. McGeady was included in the Irish squads at UEFA Euro 2012 and UEFA Euro 2016.
A two-footed player, McGeady is known for his ball playing trickery with the ball on the wing. His father, John McGeady, was also a professional footballer for Sheffield United.Close