Patrick George “Paddy” Greenwood was a versatile defender and midfielder born and raised in Hull. A City trainee in the early 1960s, Paddy signed his first professional contract in October 1964 but had to wait 14 months for his first team debut, selected at right back in a January 1966 defeat at Swindon. City won Division Three North that season and as the Tigers established themselves in the Second Division Paddy was introduced as a first team regular in February 1967, covering absences at full back, central defence and midfield. After missing the first two league games of 1967/68 season Greenwood missed only three first team games between August 1967 and March 1969. After returning from an period of injury Greenwood was used intermittently by new manager Terry Neill for the next two years, playing his last game for City in November 1971.
Greenwood joined Barnsley in November 1971 and over the next three seasons he was a first team regular for the Tykes, making 111 league appearances. He spent the summer of 1974 playing in the North American Soccer League for Boston Minutemen, when he returned from the USA in October 1974 he joined Nottingham Forest. His time at the City Ground was marred by injuries, including a broken leg suffered in February 1975, and he managed only 15 league appearances in two seasons. In April 1976 he returned to Boston Minutemen for the summer months as player and assistant coach, but returned to England four months later. After over a year out of the game Greenwood joined Bridlington Trinity in December 1977. He was a pub landlord in Hull before he moved to Northampton on retirement.
Date/Place of Birth: 17 October 1946, Hull
Hull City First Game: 8 January 1966, Swindon Town A (Division Three), 19 years, 83 days old
Hull City Final Game: 20 November 1971, Queens Park Rangers A (Division Two), 25 years, 34 days old
Hull City (1964-1971), Barnsley (1971-1974), Boston Minutemen (1974), Nottingham Forest (1974-1976), Boston Minutemen (1976), Bridlington Trinity
Hull City Record
Career: 162 apps, 3 goalsPaddy Greenwood
|1967/68||39 (0)||1||3 (0)||0||1 (0)||0||-||-||-||-|
|1968/69||33 (1)||2||1 (0)||0||2 (0)||0||-||-||-||-|
|1969/70||27 (3)||0||1 (0)||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1970/71||15 (3)||0||2 (1)||0||0 (1)||0||-||-||-||-|
|1971/72||12 (3)||0||-||-||1 (0)||0||-||-||-||-|