Former Fulham and Scotland midfielder Kevin McDonald required a life-saving kidney transplant from his brother in 2021 after a long-term condition worsened

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Kevin McDonald, formerly of Fulham, Wolves and the Scotland national team, hasn't had a straightforward life as a professional football - not least because he was diagnosed with a degenerative kidney disease as an 18-year-old. 

The central midfielder came through the academy at Scottish side Dundee, but it wasn't until making the first-team - and a subsequent transfer - that the condition became known. 

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Ed McCambridge
Staff Writer

Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.

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