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Brian Greenhoff

Manchester United FC, Leeds United AFC

18 appearances, 0 goals

P 18 W 9 D 5 L 4 F 24: A 15
*(actual F 18: A 12)
64% successful

1976-80

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1280

Profile

Full name Brian Greenhoff (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 28 April 1953 in Barnsley, Yorkshire [registered in Barnsley, June 1953].
Died 22 May 2013 at his home, Norden, north of Rochdale, Lancashire, aged 60 years, 24 days.
Married to Maureen Stanley [registered in Trafford, Lancashire, June 1974].
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 8lbs [1978].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played football with Yorkshire schools. He signed apprentice forms with Manchester United FC in August 1968, he turned professional in June 1970. He would play 221 league matches, scoring thirteen times, before a £350,000 transfer to Leeds United AFC in August 1979. He would make 72 league appearances, scoring once, before being allowed to leave when United were relegated in 1982. He had a trial with Hull City AFC in November 1983, but joined his brother at Rochdale AFC as a player-coach, playing sixteen league matches, until Jimmy has sacked in March 1984. Brian retired at the same time.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1974-75; FA Cup runners-up 1975-76, winners 1976-77;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 919th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Central defender
First match No. 498, 8 May 1976, Wales 0 England 1, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Cardiff, aged 23 years 10 days.
Last match No. 543, 31 May 1980, Australia 1 England 2, a friendly match at Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, substituted (88), aged 27 years 33 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78;
Team honours British Championships winners 1977-78;
Individual honours England B (one appearance), England U23 (four appearances, one goal, one captaincy).
Distinctions Younger brother of Jimmy Greenhoff, also an England Under 23 international.

Beyond England

No additional information, but according to media, he had emigrated to Menorca, before returning to live in Rochdale.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.112.

 

Brian Greenhoff - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
19+ 18 10 15 3 3 1286 0 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Brian Greenhoff - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 9 4 2 3 14 9 +5 2 2 1.556 1.00 55.6 +1
Away 9 5 3 1 10 6 +4 3 4 1.111 0.667 72.2 +4
All 18 9 5 4 24 15 +9 5 6 1.333 0.833 63.4 +5

 

Brian Greenhoff - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 14 9 1 4 22 13 +9 3 4 1.571 0.929 67.9 +5
Red 4 0 4 0 2 2 =0 2 2 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All 18 9 5 4 24 15 +9 5 6 1.333 0.833 63.4 +5

 

Brian Greenhoff - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 1 0 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 1 0 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0
British Championship 8 6 0 2 13 5 +8 1 4 1.625 0.625 75.0 +4
Friendly 8 2 5 1 9 7 +2 3 2 1.125 0.875 56.3 +1
All 18 9 5 4 24 15 +9 5 6 1.333 0.833 63.4 +5

 

Brian Greenhoff - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1976-78 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 1 0 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 1 0 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1975-76 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
BC 1976-77 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 1 0 0.667 1.00 33.3 -1
BC 1977-78 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 0 2 1.667 0.33 100.0 +3
All 8 6 0 2 13 5 +8 1 4 1.625 0.625 75.0 +4
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 1 0 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0
BC 8 6 0 2 13 5 +8 1 4 1.625 0.625 75.0 +4
All 10 7 0 3 15 8 +7 2 4 1.50 0.80 70.0 +4

 

Brian Greenhoff - Match History
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - 17 full caps

Coach: Don Revie - 12 full capsx

Age 21
1 u23 15 May 1974 - Yugoslavia U23 1 England U23 0, Stadion Karađorđev Park, Zrenjanin Fr AL Start 4
2 u23 19 May 1974 - France U23 2 England U23 2, Stade Georges Pompidou, Valence Fr AD sub ?
3 u23 29 October 1974 - England U23 3 Czechoslovakia U23 1, Selhurst Park, London Fr HW Start 7
Age 22
4 u23 23 March 1976 - England U23 3 Hungary U23 1, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester EC
QF
HW Captain 4
Age 23
1 498 8 May 1976 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start 5
2 499 11 May 1976 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 5
- 500 15 May 1976 - Scotland 2 England 1 - Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AL squad/sub?
3 504 8 September 1976 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 4
4 505 13 October 1976 - England 2 Finland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Start 5
5 506 17 November 1976 - Italy 2 England 0, Stadio Olimpico, Roma WCP AL Start 4
6 507 9 February 1977 - England 0 Netherlands 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL Start off 34 4
0-1 when substituted
Age 24
7 509 28 May 1977 - Northern Ireland 1 England 2, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AW Start 4
8 510 31 May 1977 - England 0 Wales 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HL Start 4
9 511 4 June 1977 - England 1 Scotland 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HL Start off 57 4
0-1 when substituted
10 512 8 June 1977 - Brazil 0 England 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro Tour AD Start 4
11 513 12 June 1977 - Argentina 1 England 1, Estadio Camilo Cichero, La Boca, Buenos Aires AD Start off ht 4
1-1 when substituted
12 514 15 June 1977 - Uruguay 0 England 0, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo AD Start 4
 

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 6 full capsx

13 519 19 April 1978 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 4
Age 25
14 520 13 May 1978 - Wales 1 England 3, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start 4
15 521 16 May 1978 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 4
16 522 20 May 1978 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AW sub 73
0-0 when substituting
17 523 24 May 1978 - England 4 Hungary 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW sub ht ?
3-0 when substituting
1 b 28 November 1978 - Czechoslovakia B 0 England B 1, Praha Fr AW Start off 5
 Club: Leeds United A.F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 27
18 543 31 May 1980 - Australia 1 England 2, Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney Fr AW sub 88 ?
1-2 when substituting

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