McInallys footballing career started in the men's field at Ayr United in the Scottish First Division (2nd league). From 1980 to 1984, he scored 32 goals in 93 league games. He then moved to Celtic in the Scottish Premier League and scored in 65 games 17 times. Similarly successful he was following his move to second division side Aston Villa; in two seasons (until 1989 - including the rise in 1988 in the First Division ), he scored 18 goals in 59 games.
On July 29, 1989 ( 1st Round ) gave McInally in the Bundesliga his debut, as he succeeded for FC Bayern Munich in a 3-2 home victory against 1 FC Nuremberg two goals. The first of three seasons was to be his most successful. In 31 league games, he should - - due to injury - to the ten goals - including three " brace " neither build nor can repeat the German Championship at the end of his first season. In addition, he played ten times in Europe Champions Cup and scored two goals; the first time on 19 September 1990 at APOEL Nicosia for interim 2-2 3-2 win in the first round first leg; Last November 6, 1990 in the quarter-finals in a 3-0 win at CSKA Sofia.
Due to a serious knee injury, he was only able to run up twice in the Bundesliga in the 1991/92 season. FC Bayern fulfilled the contract of striker until the summer of 1993, in fact belonged McInally the team in the 1992/93 season no longer. After his farewell from Munich and recovering from his injury, he had his career in June 1994 at the first division team FC Kilmarnock - with only eight missions and without a goal - finish.
He was appointed to the senior national team of his country by a strong performance of the season in 1988, for which he on February 8, 1989 - as part of the World Cup qualifiers - made his debut in the 3-2 win against Cyprus. In his second international match on 30 May 1989 in Glasgow, in a 2-0 win over Chile, he scored the opening goal in the 5th minute, his first of three goals. He was also a member of the national team, which not only surprisingly lost 0-1 at the 1990 World Cup in Italy against Costa Rica but was eliminated in the first round.
- German champions in 1990 with FC Bayern Munich
- Scottish champion in 1986 with Celtic Glasgow
- Scottish Cup Winners 1985 Glasgow Celtic
In 1979 and 1980 he won with his youth club Ayr United Gothia Cup, the biggest soccer tournament in the world, based on the number of participants, and was elected 30 years after passing into the All -Star team.
In the meantime, Alan McInally worked as a scout for Bayern Munich. Today he works as a sports commentator for Sky, he also takes along with Martin Tyler and Alan Smith currently annually the role as one of the English commentators in the computer game series Fifa.