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Garry Birtles

Nottingham Forest FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 1 D 0 L 2 F 4: A 4
*(actual F 1: A 1)
33% successful

1980-81

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
114

Profile

Full name Garry Birtles (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 27 July 1956 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire [registered in Nottingham, September 1956]
Height/Weight 5' 11", 10st. 12lbs [1980].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football in Nottingham, and had an unsuccessful trial with Aston Villa FC when he was fifteen years old. He played part-time with Long Eaton Rovers FC of the Notts Sunday League, before joining Long Eaton United FC. Brian Clough paid £2000 for him to take him to Nottingham Forest FC in March 1977. After scoring 32 goals in 87 league appearances, he joined Manchester United FC on 20 October 1980 for £1.25 million, breaking their record transfer fee paid and fee received. He made 58 league appearances, scoring eleven times. He returned to Forest in September 1982 for £250,000 and made another 125 league appearances, scoring 38 times. He joined Notts County FC in June 1987 on a free transfer. After eighteen months, in which he played 63 league matches, scoring nine goals, Birtles ended his career with Grimsby Town FC with 69 league appearances and another nine goals.
Club honours Football League Champions 1977-78; Football League Cup winners 1978-79, runners-up 1979-80; European Cup winners 1978-79, 1979-80; European Super Cup winners 1979; Football League Division Four runners-up 1989-90;
Individual honours Nottingham Forest FC Player of the Year 1978-79; PFA Division One Team of the Year 1979-80; Nottingham Forest FC Supporters Player of the Year 1989-90;
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 942nd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 539, 13 May 1980, England 3 Argentina 1, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (76), aged 23 years 292 days.
Last match No. 548, 15 October 1980 - Romania 2 England 1, a World Cup preliminary match at Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti, substuted (65), aged 24 years 80 days.
Major tournaments European Championships 1980
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (one appearance), England U21 (two appearances, one goal)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Became manger of Gresley Rovers FC from 1997 and 1999. A columnist for Nottingham's Evening Post. - Media

 

Garry Birtles - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
16 3 2 2 1 2 114 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Garry Birtles - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Away 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 1 0 0.50 1.50 0.00 -2
All - White 3 1 0 2 4 4 =0 1 0 1.333 1.333 33.3 -1

 

Garry Birtles - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1

ECP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
ECF 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
European Championship 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
Friendly 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 3 1 0 2 4 4 =0 1 0 1.333 1.333 33.3 -1

 

Garry Birtles - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1980-82 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
WCP All 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
European Championship Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1980 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
ECF All 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
EC 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 1 0 0.50 1.50 0.00 -2

 

Garry Birtles - Match History
 Club: Nottingham Forest F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 3 full capsx

Age 23
1 b 26 March 1980 - England B 1 Spain B 0, Roker Park, Sunderland Fr HW Start 9
1 539 13 May 1980 - England 3 Argentina 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW sub 76 x
3-1 when substituting
- 540 17 May 1980 - Wales 4 England 1, Racecourse Ground, Wrexham BC AL squad member
- 541 20 May 1980 - England 1 Northern Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD
- 542 24 May 1980 - Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW
A 25-man provisional squad was announced on 24 May 1980, it consisted of a twenty-man final squad, plus two from five shortlisted players. Garry Birtles was one of those five, and was added to the final squad of 22.
- 544 12 June 1980 - Belgium 1 England 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino ECF ND squad member
2 545 15 June 1980 - England 0 Italy 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino AW Start off 75 21
0-0 when substituted
- 546 18 June 1980 - Spain 1 England 2, Stadio San Paolo, Napoli NW squad member
Age 24
- 547 10 September 1980 - England 4 Norway 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW unused sub 15
3 548 15 October 1980 - Romania 2 England 1, Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti WCP AL Start off 65 9
1-1 when substituted
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - 0 full caps  
- 549 19 November 1980 - England 2 Switzerland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW unused sub 16
- 551 29 April 1981 - England 0 Romania 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD squad member
- 552 12 May 1981 - England 0 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL squad member
- 553 20 May 1981 - England 0 Wales 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley BC HD unused sub 16
- 554 23 May 1981 - England 0 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL squad member
- 555 30 May 1981 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel WCP AL squad member
- 556 6 June 1981 - Hungary 1 England 3, Népstadion, Budapest AW

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