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Jimmy Greenhoff

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Jimmy Greenhoff (while at Rochdale) (21.1K)  Jimmy Greenhoff (while at Stoke)

Position Striker
Born 19 Jun 1946, Barnsley (England)
Height 177 cm
Weight 70 kg
International Caps England: ? Youth

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 01 Aug 1963 01 Aug 1968 136 33 £70000
Birmingham City 01 Aug 1968 01 Aug 1969 31 14 £100000
Stoke City 01 Aug 1969 01 Nov 1976 274 76 £200000
Manchester United 01 Nov 1976 01 Dec 1980 97 26  
Crewe Alexandra 01 Dec 1980 01 Apr 1981 11 4  
Port Vale 01 Aug 1981 01 Mar 1983 48 5  
Rochdale 01 Mar 1983 01 Jun 1984 16 0  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1962 - 1963 2  0  0  0  0 
1963 - 1964 2  0  1  0  0 
1964 - 1965 92 11 1  0  0 
1965 - 1966 10(2)1 11 0  3  0 
1966 - 1967 27(2)7 5(1)  31 52 0 
1967 - 1968 35(2)11 3  73 10(1)4 0 
1968 - 1969 3  0  0  0  0 
Total 88(6)21 10(1)2 124 18(1)6 0 

Jabba's Comments

Older brother of Brian, Jimmy Greenhoff joined Leeds as an apprentice and was a valuable bit-part player as Leeds established themselves as a First Division side. He was transferred between the two legs of the 1968 Fairs Cup Final, and ended up at Old Trafford via Birmingham and Stoke where he won an FA Cup medal, deflecting in the winning goal in the 1977 final. He had a couple of spells in management and coaching with Crewe, Rochdale and Port Vale - with a stint over in Canada playing for Toronto Blizzard in between - remaining in the Potteries on his retirement.

Cheers to Rochdale's programme editor Mark Wilbraham for the photo.

J.S. Elliott says: I was his newspaper boy (age 11) when he left Stoke to join Man Utd. I was also a Stoke season ticket holder at the time. All Stoke fans were totally gutted - he was a great player. He also used to let me go fishing in his back garden!! Top bloke!!

Paul says: I met Jimmy, when I was around 10 years of age on numerous occasions. In fact I knocked on his door a few times to see if he would let me fish at the bottom of his garden, he kindly obliged a few times. Everytime I saw him as a kid, I was so pleased. I must have had his autograph at least a dozen times. I never saw him play football. But all I can say is that he was a ""cool"" bloke. I no longer live in the same town as I did as a child. I moved a few hundred miles away. But Jimmy if you read this, and remember a little red head, knocking at your door for your autograph and asking if I could fish from the bottom of your garden, I just want to say thanks for making my childhood that extra bit special. That was late 1970's. Thanx.

Pete Lovatt says: Jimmy was without any doubt the best non capped English player of the twentieth century. A superb header and volleyer of the ball. Jimmy achieved God-like status with Stoke fans. Who could ever forget those two early goals away to Birmingham before going off with a broken nose. God bless you Jimmy.

Collin says: What is Jimmy Greenhoff's nick name as per the Red Army.

Paul says: Jimmy, if you get to read this, then please post a hello and say how your doing. I recently posted a message and thanked you for allowing me to fish on numerous occasions from the bottom of your garden, I was recently in ******** where you lived and took a walk down to the lake (you know which one) and looked over to your old garden, it brought back lots of memorys, I knocked at the door to the right of your house of then to also thank Mr S. ? for also allowing me to fish from his garden. But he wasn't there. I do believe I spoke with your wife who said she would pass on my thanks. I believe you have moved now from that house but not to far from it. Your wife ? or the lady I spoke to did say your well and thats great. Once again many many thanks for making one little lad so happy during the mid to late 1970s. Just by you allowing me to fish from your garden and for putting up with my numerous requests for your autograph made me feel on top of the world. Thanks and I wish you every happiness and good health

super stokie says: he was a great player

Michael Chesney says: this guy broke my young heart in 1979 .It was an fa cup semi final between man u and liverpool and he scored a great header..shattering my 11yr old heart ...never forgave him for that one :)

Steve Copner says: One of the best players Stoke ever had. Broke my heart when he left for man Utd. Still a hero and my son bought me a Jimmy Greenhoff shirt for this year's Fathers Day!!


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