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IN MEMORIAM: FREDDIE GOODWIN

22 February 2016

Scunthorpe United are saddened to learn of the passing of former player and manager Freddie Goodwin, aged 82.

Goodwin spent seven years at Manchester United between 1953 and 1960, helping the club win the 1956 and 1957 league championships and was a member of the team that made a comeback from the Munich air disaster.

He would sign for Leeds United in 1960 before moving to the Iron in 1964 as a player-manager.

The wing-half made six appearances for the Iron, scoring once. All those appearances came in the early stages of the 1965/66 campaign, with his sole strike coming in a 3-0 home victory over Bristol Rovers.

Under Goodwin's control, the Iron brought through the likes of Ray Clemence, while also signing the likes of Geoff Sidebottom, Keith Burkinshaw and Frank Burrows, gaining a record victory against Luton Town in April 1965, with five goals from Barrie Thomas in an 8-1 victory.

Goodwin would begin 1966/67 still as manager of the club, before leaving in October 1967 to take over New York Generals; a side he'd make one appearance for.

The former player-manager passed away peacefully on Friday, February 19 in Washington, United States.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.

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