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Freddie Goodwin

Freddie Goodwin

Clubs played for: Manchester United, Leeds United, Scunthorpe United, New York Generals (1953-1967)

Born: 1933

Birthplace: Heywood, Lancashire

Position: Wing-half

Biography: A dual sportsman, in the summer he played cricket for Lancashire. He won League Championship medals in 1956 and 1957 but wasn't a regular before Munich because of the likes of Duncan Edwards and Eddie Coleman. He was lucky enough to have stayed in England for that fateful trip in February 1958 and then helped the club reach the FA Cup Final in the same season. He moved to Leeds United in 1960 in a £10,000 deal. He went into management firstly with Scunthorpe but emigrated to the US where he managed Minnesota Kicks. He continued to live in the city and ran a successful travel business.

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