I’m an ex-Man City wonderkid who made ONE Prem appearance.. now I’m fixing floodlights after closing plumbing business


A FORMER Manchester City star is now REPAIRING FLOODLIGHTS after apparently looking to quit his plumbing business.

This defender joined the Cityzens’ academy as a child and made the first team in 2007.


A former Manchester City star is now fixing floodlightsPhoto credit: Twitter @Shay2920
This defender played three times for the Cityzens first team


This defender played three times for the Cityzens first teamPhoto credit: Getty

The star made his debut for City in the League Cup against Bristol City that year and followed that up with another debut against Norwich in the next round.

Things got even better for the then-youngster when he made his Premier League debut against Portsmouth in February 2009.

However, that was to be the only impression he got of the English top flight and before long he was sacked in 2011 with just those three appearances.

During his time at Etihad, this star was on loan in the lower leagues to Grimsby Town, Scunthorpe United, Stockport County and Tranmere, but it was League One Brentford who pressured him into a permanent deal.

This player spent three seasons in west London and became a regular, eventually leading to a move to Aberdeen after a successful loan in 2014.

He achieved legendary status with the Dons, making over 200 appearances and winning the Scottish League Cup.

A loan move to Hearts earned him a Scottish Championship medal in 2021, but in the summer he moved to Scotland’s League One and managed promotion with Cove Rangers.

The man in question is Shay Logan – the man who secretly worked as a plumber while still playing in Scotland.


He left that business earlier this month to instead focus on a new career – although it has seen him return to his former home of Pittodrie in Aberdeen.

The former Dons right-back took on the task of fixing the lights there, which resulted in him hanging from a rope above the stadium’s roof, wearing a safety helmet and harness.

Logan posted a video of himself at work on social media with the caption: “Performing under the lights ??? To make sure the lights work ??? #Pittodrie #Ball2Ropes.”

In the video, Logan films himself and says, “From playing under the lights to working on it. Absolute mile high, about 50 feet above the Dick Donald Stand.”

The stadium can be seen below him, as can the apartments next to Pittodrie as he dangles in the air.

With Cove promoted to League One next season and working part-time, the now-experienced Logan, whose brother Carlos also got into the City ranks, has his eye on a career in the more financially lucrative oil industry.

He wrote on LinkedIn, “I’m looking for new job opportunities, I’ve completed courses and picked up new rope access and drilling skills.”

“I’ve been a mostly footballer since I was 16 and I’m very single-minded in everything I set my mind to.

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“Working in the oil business is something I will devote myself to 100 percent.”

Shay Logan made his mark at Aberdeen but is now with the Cove Rangers


Shay Logan made his mark at Aberdeen but is now with the Cove RangersCredit: Kenneth Ramsay

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