Harry Gregg

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Harry Gregg
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Harry Gregg before a Manchester United game in Rotterdam in 1963
Personal information
Full name Henry Gregg[1]
Date of birth (1932-10-27)27 October 1932
Place of birth Magherafelt, Northern Ireland
Date of death 16 February 2020(2020-02-16) (aged 87)
Place of death Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Windsor Park Swifts
Coleraine
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1957 Doncaster Rovers 94 (0)
1957–1966 Manchester United 210 (0)
1966–1967 Stoke City 2 (0)
Total 306 (0)
National team
1954–1964 Northern Ireland 25 (0)
Teams managed
1968–1972 Shrewsbury Town
1972–1975 Swansea City
1975–1978 Crewe Alexandra
1986–1987 Carlisle United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Henry Gregg, OBE (27 October 1932 – 16 February 2020) was a Northern Irish professional footballer and manager.

A goalkeeper, he played for Manchester United, with a total of 247 appearances for the club. He was a survivor of the Munich air disaster in 1958.

Gregg also played for Doncaster Rovers and Stoke City, as well as making 25 appearances for the Northern Ireland national team between 1954 and 1964.

He later went into management with Carlisle United, Crewe Alexandra, Shrewsbury Town and Swansea City.

Gregg died on 16 February 2020 of a short-illness in Coleraine, County Londonderry, aged 87.[2]

Statistics[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Doncaster Rovers 1952–53 Second Division 8 0 0 0 8 0
1953–54 Second Division 2 0 0 0 2 0
1954–55 Second Division 2 0 0 0 2 0
1955–56 Second Division 21 0 3 0 24 0
1956–57 Second Division 40 0 2 0 42 0
1957–58 Second Division 21 0 0 0 21 0
Total 94 0 5 0 99 0
Manchester United 1957–58 First Division 19 0 8 0 4 0 31 0
1958–59 First Division 41 0 1 0 0 0 42 0
1959–60 First Division 33 0 3 0 0 0 36 0
1960–61 First Division 27 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 30 0
1961–62 First Division 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1962–63 First Division 24 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
1963–64 First Division 25 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 27 0
1964–65 First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965–66 First Division 26 0 7 0 0 0 5 0 38 0
1966–67 First Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 210 0 24 0 2 0 13 0 247 0
Stoke City 1966–67 First Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 306 0 29 0 2 0 13 0 348 0

References[change | change source]

  1. "Harry Gregg". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. "Harry Gregg: Munich air disaster hero and Northern Ireland goalkeeping great dies". BBC Sport. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2020.

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