511 Paddy Greenwood

Biography

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.

Details

Nationality: England
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

Clubs

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 goals

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1964/65----------
1965/661 (0)0--------
1966/6710 (2)0--------
1967/6839 (0)13 (0)01 (0)0----
1968/6933 (1)21 (0)02 (0)0----
1969/7027 (3)01 (0)0------
1970/7115 (3)02 (1)00 (1)0----
1971/7212 (3)0--1 (0)0----

4 thoughts on “511 Paddy Greenwood”

  1. I was just on a jog down memory lane when I thought of Paddy Greenwood. I was a next door neighbour of his across the road from his Waltham Close house in West Bridgeford. He had a broken leg when playing for Nottingham Forest in 1975. After he was on the mend I took him to play 5-a-Side with my colleagues at Planning & Transportation, Notts C.C. We were in awe of his skills. Noone took possession from him. Maybe this message could get to him, sometime?

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  2. I was a pal of Paddy’s in Hull. We played for the all-conquering 1962 Ainthorpe High School team. I was just in to make up the numbers. As well as Paddy, another 6 lads from that team went on to have successful careers as professional footballers. In no particular order: Ray Pettit, Gerry Taylor, Bernard Wilson, Bob Hatton, Harry Wainman, Geoff Barker. Wow! That must be a world record. 7 from 1 schoo team. Other than Geoff Barker who is sadly no longer with us, I have no idea where the other lads are.

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  3. You had the advantage of being trained by coach Ramsden who I believe was also the Hull City Boys coach ? East Mount High school team had 2 city boys in their team, who played them in the schools cup final which Ainthorpe won 4-1. The medals were handed out by Bernard Fisher Hull Citys goalkeeper at the time.

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    • That’s very true. He was a great coach and had us training twice a week. But as any old Ainthorpian from those days will tell you, there was more to Fred Ramsden than met the eye.
      We played in 2 finals that year. I think we played Southcoates at Boothferry Park in the other and beat them 7 nil. Harry Wainman, who ended up playing 400+ games in goal for Grimsby played up front and, I think, scored 6 of them! Steve Tather took his place in goal.

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