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Jimmy Greenhoff

Jimmy Greenhoff

Clubs played for: Leeds United, Birmingham City, Stoke City, Manchester United, Crewe Alexandra, Port Vale, Rochdale. (1963-1983).

Born: 1946

Birthplace: Barnsley

Position: Forward

Biography: Older brother of Brian, Jimmy joined United in November 1976. He had already proved himself to be a classy striker with Leeds, Birmingham and seven years at Stoke City when he was signed for a bargain fee of £120,000. He linked up well with Stuart Pearson and scored in the 1977 FA Cup Final and in the same season, he became the first United player to score a hat trick in almost three years. Two years later, he was on the losing side when United lost another Cup Final to Arsenal. He was hit by injuries towards the end of his career and departed Old Trafford for Crewe. Ran his own insurance business, Greenhoff Peutz & Co in Audley, on the outskirts of Stoke ,until almost losing everything 14 years ago. Ended up working nights in a Stoke pharmaceutical company and does some corporate hosting at Old Trafford.

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Greenhoff, Jimmy Jimmy scored four goals for Birmingham against Fulham and missed a penalty! Birmingham won 5-4. what a Great footballer! Thanks Jimmy, for your time at Birmingham, all Bluenoses loved you.
10-12-22 Roy mansell

Greenhoff, Jimmy 1979 FA CUP semi-final replay at Goodison Park v Liverpool...Mickey Thomes crossed and Jimmy headed the only goal...the noise was unbelievable!!

What a player!
29-01-22 Phillip Wilson

Greenhoff, Jimmy Fantastic player with a quick mind.
29-04-21 Mike

Greenhoff, Jimmy My Stoke City hero. Like so many I was devastated when he had to leave us. Englands greatest uncapped player.
11-04-21 Mark Pearce

Greenhoff, Jimmy Great player - makes me smile thinking of him playing for united
23-11-20 Bob

Greenhoff, Jimmy He was lovely to watch but better to play with, absolutely delightful, yeah if only Tony Waddington had been England manager (that's the difference) he'd have lorry loads of caps, best regards Alan Hudson
04-09-20 Alan Hudson

Greenhoff, Jimmy Im sitting here in Wexford Ireland reminiscing and Jimmys extra time winner in the 79 FA cup semi-final against the Pool comes to mind. What a player, what a goal. Jimmy G one of the greats
30-08-20 Doug Murray

Jimmy Greenhoff We had a holiday in Great Yarmouth in 1986 and Jimmy was coaching the kids on the camp. A true gent and happy to share some of his memories over a pint. Great guy
12-08-20 Andy Jones

Greenhoff, Jimmy We watched Jimmy playing for Stoke City for nearly 7 years and he was a fantastic footballer. Why he never played for England we never could understood that. It was a sad day Stoke City had to sell him to Man Utd because the wind blew off one of the stands and we had no money to repair it ! A lovely person as well.
17-02-20 Tony and Derek Massey

Greenhoff, Jimmy Great player at Birmingham City . Pity he was far to fast for the rest of the team. Good luck Jimmy

GREENHOFF, Jimmy In the summer of '77, I took my six-month-old son, resplendent in a red and white Babygro, to The Cliff where pre-season training had started. Jimmy was injured and on crutches. I asked him if I could take a Polaroid photo of him holding my little boy who was crying. Jimmy immediately put aside his crutches and obliged. I really appreciated that. I think my son did, too, as he stopped crying! Forty years later I was delighted to see Jimmy at the annual dinner of the Association of Former Manchester United Players at Old Trafford and had the opportunity to thank him again and be photographed with him. Jimmy has had more than his fair share of misfortune since he left United but he remains a true gentleman, as well as being one of the finest players never to play for the full English team. He was truly a gem.
David Mort

Greenhoff, Jimmy Very sad to hear things have not been good for jimmy of late i was lucky to meet him years ago at a supporters club do an absolute gent smashing guy one of the best

GREENHOFF, Jimmy I think Jimmy's first games for Blues was against PNE which I went to at DEEPDALE. We lost 4-1 but still great. Best uncapped England player by far.
Gary Leeson

Greenhoff, Jimmy Please download a FREE e-book (promotion copy from 12th February for 5 days) about my childhood hero from the 1968-1969 season.

GREENHOFF, Jimmy Far too fast for the blues team, but great memories all the best Jimmy.
Alan Danks

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