Greenwood

Ron Greenwood

He started his playing career at Brentford where he spent the majority of his 11 year playing career which ended up at Fulham in 1956.

After his footballing career on the field came to a close he moved into management which resulted in his 13 year managerial tenure at West Ham United from 1961-1974, in 74 he moved upstairs at West Ham for the next 3 years he was the clubs general manager.

He moved to the England managers post in 1977 and picked England's first black player Viv Anderson in 1978 and was quoted as saying "Yellow, purple or black - if they're good enough, I'll pick them".

He helped England qualify for the 1982 World Cup in Spain, which was England's first World Cup in 12 years. England remained unbeaten in this campaign but did not gain enough points to get into the next stage, following this Greenwood retired from the game.

After his retirement from England he became a football pundit and was a regular voice on BBC radio, he died in February 2006 from Alzheimer's.

Managerial Career

TeamBest OddsPlayedWonDrawnLostWin %
West Ham United1961 - 197461321516523335.1
England1977 –19825533121060.0
 Total66824817724337.13

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