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Jimmy Greenhoff
Personal information
Full name James Greenhoff
Date of birth 19 June 1946 (1946-06-19) (age 63)
Place of birth    Barnsley, England
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1961–1963 Leeds United
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1963–1968
1968–1969
1969–1976
1976–1980
1980–1981
1981
1981–1983
1983–1984
Leeds United
Birmingham City
Stoke City
Manchester United
Crewe Alexandra
Toronto Blizzard
Port Vale
Rochdale
094 (21)
031 (14)
274 (76)
097 (26)
011 0(4)
024 0(6)
048 0(5)
016 0(0)   
National team
1968–1976 England U-23 005 0(1)
Teams managed
1983–1984 Rochdale

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

James "Jimmy" Greenhoff (born 19 June 1946 in Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire) was an English football player. He was a skilful forward and although capped by England five times at under-23 level, once as an over-age player,[1] he never played for the full side. He made nearly 600 appearances in league football.[2]

Playing career

Greenhoff started his career as an apprentice with Leeds United, in June 1961, turning professional in August 1963. He moved to Birmingham City for £70,000 in August 1968, just after playing in the first leg of the Fairs Cup final.

He left Birmingham City in August 1969 for Stoke City in a deal worth £100,000. While at Stoke City he was a member of the 1972 League Cup winning team, and scored 76 goals including a brilliant effort against Birmingham in 274 league appearances before being sold to Manchester United in November 1976 for £120,000. While with Manchester United, he helped the club win the 1977 FA Cup, scoring the winner in the final (and notably denied Liverpool The Treble) and played alongside his brother Brian Greenhoff, who also later played for Leeds United, signing in 1979. He won the Supporters' Player of the Year award in 1979. Greenhoff scored 36 goals in 123 appearances (including 4 substitute appearances) for Manchester United before leaving to join Crewe Alexandra in December 1980.

He moved to NASL side Toronto Blizzard in March 1981, returning to the UK to play for Port Vale that August. He left Port Vale in March 1983 to join Rochdale where he was player-manager up to March 1984, after which he returned to Port Vale as a coach.[3]

Honours

Individual

References

  1. ^ Courtney, Barrie (27 March 2004). "England - U-23 International Results- Details". RSSSF. http://www.rsssf.com/tablese/eng-u23-intres-det.html. Retrieved 27 february 2009.  
  2. ^ "Jimmy Greenhoff". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. http://www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com/player/jimmygreenhoff.htm. Retrieved 27 February 2009.  
  3. ^ Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 117. ISBN 0952915200.  







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