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Wilf McGuinness

Manchester United FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 0 D 1 L 1 F 4: A 5
*(actual F 4: A 4)
25% successful

1958-59

captain: none
minutes played:
121

Profile

Full name Wilfred McGuinness (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 25 October 1937 in Collyhurst, Manchester, Lancashire [registered in Manchester North, December 1937]. To Lawrence and May (née Cunnelly). Lived at 51 Westleigh Street in Moston, North Manchester. Attended Mount Carmel School, Blackley.
Married to Beryl Thorp [registered in Manchester, September 1961].

Source

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

Biographies Manchester United: Man and Babe - WIlf McGuinness & Ivan Ponting (Know The Score Books, Studley October 2008)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Was captain of the Manchester, Lancashire and England schoolboys before signing apprentice forms with Manchester United in June 1953, turning professional in November 1954. He went on to play 81 league matches, scoring twice. Broke his leg in a reserve match in 1959, an injury that forced his eventual retirement in December 1961.
Club honours FA Youth Cup winners 1953-54, 1954-55, 1955-56; Football League Champions 1955-56, 1956-57; FA Charity Shield winners 1956, 1957;
Individual honours None
Distinctions But for an injury, McGuinness would have been part of the Manchester United FC team that were involved in the Munich Air Disaster in February 1958.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 10st. 10lbs [1959].

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) After retiring from playing at the tender age off 22, Manchester United FC kept McGuinness on their books, offering him coaching roles at Old Trafford. Firstly, as the Youth Team coach, was also part-time trainer of the England Youth Team between from 1963 until his appointment as Chief Coach in June 1969. He became United's team manager from August 1970, until dropping back down into coaching and managing the Reserve team from December 1970 until March 1971. After being unceremoniously dumped by the Old Trafford board, McGuinness joined Aris Salonika in the Greece Football League in July 1971 until 1973, whereupon he joined Panaraiki. He returned to England in late 1974 to scout for Everton FC, before becoming York City FC's manager from February 1975 until his sacking after several relegations in October 1977. Next stop, Hull City AFC as First Team Coach from July 1978 until December 1979. Bury FC employed him in various posts from August 1980, including Reserve Team Coach, Assistant Manager and Physiotherapist.

England Career

Player number 773rd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Left half
First match No. 326, 4 October 1958, Northern Ireland 3 England 3, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 20 years 344 days.
Last match No. 333, 24 May 1959, Mexico 2 England 1, a South American tour match at Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Ciudad Universitaria, Ciudad de México, substituted injured (29), aged 21 years 211 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1958-59;
Team honours British Championship shared 1958-59;
Individual honours England U23 (four appearances, 1958-59), England Youth, England Schoolboy.
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Held a variety of coaching posts between England and Greece. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.163/64.

 

Wilf McGuinness - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
6 2 1 2 0 1 121 0 0 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.

 

Wilf McGuinness - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - White 2 0 1 1 4 5 -1 0 0 2.00 2.50 25.0 -1
All 2 0 1 1 4 5 -1 0 0 2.00 2.50 25.0 -1

 

Wilf McGuinness - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
Friendly 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 2 0 1 1 4 5 -1 0 0 2.00 2.50 25.0 -1

 

Wilf McGuinness - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1958-59 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0

Match History

Age 20 under 23  
one appearance - Poland September 1958.
 
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - two full appearances (121 min) manager: Walter Winterbottom - two full appearances (121 min)x

apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt
 
1 326 4 October 1958 - Northern Ireland 3 England 3
Windsor Park, Belfast
BC AD   6
             

under 23  
one appearance - Czechoslovakia October 1958.
 
Age 21    
postponed - Scotland February 1959; one appearance - France March 1959.
 
330 6 May 1959 - England 2 Italy 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD reserve
331 13 May 1959 - Brazil 2 England 0, Estádio Municipal, Rio
tour
AL    
332 17 May 1959 - Peru 4 England 1, Estadio Nacional Coloso de José Díaz, Lima AL    
2 333 24 May 1959 - Mexico 2 England 1
Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Ciudad de México
AL (1-1) 31 6
334 28 May 1959 - United States 1 England 8, Wrigley Field, Los Angeles AW injured squad member
             
 
under 23  
one appearance - Hungary September 1959.

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