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Gerry Armstrong

Gerry Armstrong

Clubs played for: St Paul's Swifts, Cromac Albion, Bangor, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, Real Mallorca, West Bromwich Albon, Chesterfield, Brighton & Hove Albion, Millwall (loan), Crawley Town, Glenavon, Bromley, Worthing (1970-1995)

Born: 1954

Birthplace: Fintona, Northern Ireland

Position: Striker

Biography: Belfast born striker who played for and was assistant manager of the Northern Ireland National team. The peak of his international career was probably scoring the winning goal against hosts Spain in the 1982 World Cup. Interestingly, the following year he signed for RCD Mallorca but was given a hard time by Spanish fans who couldn't forgive him for the goal. apart from this brief overseas stint, Armstrong spent most of his career in England, scoring goals most notably for Tottenham, Watford and Brighton. It was also on the south coast where he cut his teeth as a coach with Worthing before combining this role with helping Bryan Hamilton run the Irish national squad. He has since become a familiar voice on radio and face on TV since devoting much more of his time to media work with Sky Sports, talkSport radio and Virgin Media. A close friend to George Best both on and off the pitch, Armstrong was one of several familiar Irish faces to help carry Bestie's coffin at his funeral in 2005.

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Armstrong, Gerry Gerry also played in Spain after scoring against them in the 1982 World Cup in Spain. He was also head coach for the Sussex FA n the 1990's

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