Steve James Profile

Steve James Steve James

Ste­ven Ro­bert Ja­mes, born Cose­ley, Eng­land, Nov­ember 29, 1949. Ste­ve Ja­mes star­ted his ca­reer as an ap­pren­tice wi­th Man­chester Uni­ted in Ju­ly 1965 and sig­ned his fir­st pro­fes­sion­al con­tract wi­th the club in Dec­ember the fol­low­ing year. A ded­ic­ated and whole­hearted de­fender, he would spend over ten years at Old Traf­ford be­fore he went on to play for York City, Kid­der­min­ster Har­ri­ers, and Tipton To­wn.

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Peter Davenport Profile

Peter Davenport Peter Davenport

Pe­ter Dav­en­port, born Birken­head, Mar­ch 24, 1961. Pe­ter Dav­en­port ap­peared for a num­ber of clubs dur­ing his soc­cer ca­reer, in­clud­ing Not­ting­ham For­est, Man­chester Uni­ted, Sun­der­land, Air­drieo­ni­ans, St John­stone, Stock­port Coun­ty, and Mac­cle­s­field To­wn.

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Peter Coyne Profile

Peter Coyne Peter Coyne

Man­chester Uni­ted Facts­book Fea­ture: Pe­ter Da­vid Coyne, born Man­chester, Eng­land, Nov­ember 13, 1958. Man­cuni­an Pe­ter Coyne joi­ned Man­chester Uni­ted straight from school as a train­ee in Mar­ch 1975 and earned him­self a pro­fes­sion­al con­tract at his ho­me to­wn club in Nov­ember the same year.

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Paul Ince Profile

Paul Ince Paul Ince

Paul Emer­son Carlyle Ince, born Lon­don, Eng­land, Oct­ober 21, 1967. An ad­ven­tur­ous mid­field play­maker, Paul Ince ap­peared for sev­er­al clubs dur­ing his ca­reer, in­clud­ing West Ham Uni­ted, Man­chester Uni­ted, In­ternazionale, Liver­pool, Midd­lesbrough, and Wol­ves.

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Jesper Olsen Profile

Jesper Olsen Jesper Olsen

Jes­per Olsen, born Faxe, Den­mark, Mar­ch 20, 1961. Jes­per Olsen star­ted his play­ing days at Nastved Boldklub be­fore he left for Ere­divis­ie si­de Ajax of Am­s­ter­dam in the sum­mer of 1981. Im­pressed by the free flow­ing flanker, Man­chester Uni­ted boss Ron Atkin­son de­cided to buy him for a trans­fer fee of £350,000 at the be­gin­ning of the 1984-85 sea­son.

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Ralph Milne Profile

Ralph Milne Ralph Milne

Ral­ph Mil­ne, born Dun­dee, Scot­land, May 13, 1961. Dun­do­ni­an Ral­ph Mil­ne, who could play either as an at­tack­ing mid­fielder or a flank for­ward, kick-star­ted his pro­fes­sion­al foot­balling ca­reer at loc­al si­de Dun­dee Uni­ted be­fore he pro­ceeded to play for Charl­ton Ath­let­ic, Bris­tol City, Man­chester Uni­ted, West Ham Uni­ted, and then fi­nally Sing Tao SC.

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Paddy Crerand Profile

Paddy Crerand Paddy Crerand

Patrick Timothy Cre­rand, born Glas­gow, Scot­land, Feb­ruary 19, 1939. Pad­dy Cre­rand was firm­ly de­term­ined to es­cape from his rather miser­able back­ground of fam­ily tragedy and re­li­gious dog­mat­ism to be­come a pro­fes­sion­al foot­baller. A com­bat­ive play­er in every sense of the word, the Celt­ic, Man­chester Uni­ted, and Scot­land in­ter­na­tion­al mid­field en­for­cer built up a wor­ld wide repu­ta­tion for his nat­ur­al fight­ing spir­it and his ac­cur­ate tack­ling skills.

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Ray Wilkins Profile

Ray Wilkins Ray Wilkins

Ray­mond Co­lin Wil­kins, born Lon­don, Eng­land, Sep­tember 14, 1956. Ray “Butch” Wil­kins star­ted his ca­reer as an ap­pren­tice at Chel­sea un­der Dave Sex­ton and was han­ded his Fir­st Di­vi­sion de­but in a con­vin­cing 3–0 win ag­ainst Nor­wich City at Stam­ford Bridge on the 26th of Oct­ober 1973. He rap­idly es­tab­lished him­self as a reg­u­lar fir­st team­er and went on to be­come the club´s young­est ever cap­tain when he re­placed Ron Har­ris at the age of eight­een.

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Gary Pallister Profile

Gary Pallister Gary Pallister

Ga­ry An­drew Pal­lister, born Rams­gate, Eng­land, June 30, 1965. Ga­ry Pal­lister was prob­ably the greatest play­er to come out of Rams­gate since Ge­orge Wright, who ap­peared for, among oth­ers, Lon­don clubs West Ham Uni­ted and Ley­ton Ori­ent. A cent­ral de­fender, Pal­lister en­joyed a fine ca­reer at Billing­ham To­wn, Midd­lesbrough, Man­chester Uni­ted, and Dar­ling­ton, and also ma­naged to gain 22 full caps for the coun­try of his bir­th be­tween 1988 and 1996.

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David McCreery Profile

David McCreery David McCreery

Da­vid Mc­Creery, born Bel­fast, North­ern Ire­land, Sep­tember 16, 1957. Bro­ught up in the very heart of Prot­est­ant East Bel­fast, Da­vid Mc­Creery was steeped from an early age in a mar­in­ade of polit­ics and re­li­gion. A de­term­ined and ver­sat­ile play­er who offered con­sid­er­able skill and hard work too, he was fir­st spot­ted by Man­chester Uni­ted scout Bob Bish­op.

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