Saturday, March 31, 2012

1980 Oakland Raiders

The 1980 Oakland Raiders season began with the team trying to improve on their 9–7 record from 1979. The 1980 season is the 20th anniversary of the Oakland Raiders franchise and the season where they win their second Super Bowl.

1980 Raiders Draft Selections Round Overall Player Position College
1 15 Marc Wilson QB Brigham Young
2 43 Matt Millen LB Penn State
5 125 Kenny Lewis HB Virginia Tech
5 126 John Adams LB LSU
5 128 William Bowens LB North Alabama
7 173 Malcolm Barnwell WR Virginia Union
8 194 Kenny Hill S Yale
10 231 Walter Carter DT Florida State
11 264 Mike Massey LB Arkansas
12 322 Calvin Muhammad WR Texas Southern

Five weeks into the Raiders season, starting QB Dan Pastorini broke his leg in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs. 33-year-old Jim Plunkett came off the bench to relieve Pastorini and had a terrible performance, throwing 5 interceptions in a 31-17 loss. The Raiders, thinking that Marc Wilson did not have the experience they wanted, called on Plunkett to start for the remainder of the year. In his first game as a starter, he completed eleven of fourteen passes with a touchdown and no interceptions, beginning one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of the sport. Plunkett guided Oakland to nine victories in eleven games and a playoff berth as a wild-card. Then, even more remarkably, rather than suffering an early defeat which marks the typical fate of NFL wild card teams, Plunkett led the Raiders to four playoff victories, including the Super Bowl, where they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 27–10, in Super Bowl XV. Throwing for 261 yards and three touchdowns, Plunkett was named the game's MVP.

At wide receiver, Cliff Branch re-emerged again as one of the games deep threats and had his best season since 1977. Bob Chandler, the other WR, had one of his best seasons, leading the team in receptions (49) and TDs (10).

All - Pro veteran Raymond Chester at tight end also contributed with timely big plays throughout the year and in the post season. On defense, the Raiders were led by Lester Hayes who arguably had the best season for a cornerback in NFL history – 18 interceptions, 2 TDs in 19 games played. Oakland led the NFL in interceptions (35) and takeaways (52) and 2nd in sacks with 54. Hayes was known for using "stickum" and would have stickem all over his upper body. After the season, the NFL prohibited its use.

The Raiders' Super Bowl win was the first by an NFL wild card team and the second by a non-division champion. The Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl IV after finishing second to the Raiders in the AFL West Division during the 1969 season.

1980 Oakland Raiders Roster
Player Pos Birthdate College
Chris Bahr K 02/03/1953 Penn State
Jeff Barnes LB 03/01/1955 California
Morris Bradshaw WR 10/19/1952 Ohio State
Cliff Branch WR 08/01/1948 Colorado
Dave Browning DE 08/18/1956 Washington
Joe Campbell DE 05/08/1955 Maryland
Dave Casper TE 09/26/1951 Notre Dame
Mario Celotto LB 08/23/1956 Southern California
Bob Chandler WR 04/24/1949 Southern California
Raymond Chester TE 06/28/1948 Morgan State
Todd Christensen TE 08/03/1956 Brigham Young
Dave Dalby C 10/19/1950 UCLA
Bruce Davis OT 06/21/1956 UCLA
Mike Davis DB 04/15/1956 Colorado
Ray Guy P 12/22/1949 Southern Mississippi
Cedrick Hardman DE 10/04/1948 North Texas
Dwight Harrison DB 10/12/1948 Texas A&M-Kingsville
Lester Hayes DB 01/22/1955 Texas A&M
Ted Hendricks LB 11/01/1947 Miami
I.M. Hipp RB 02/15/1956 Nebraska
Monte Jackson DB 07/14/1953 San Diego State
Derrick Jensen RB 04/27/1956 Texas-Arlington
Willie Jones DE 11/22/1957 Florida State
Kenny King RB 03/07/1957 Oklahoma
Reggie Kinlaw DT 01/09/1957 Oklahoma
Henry Lawrence OT 09/26/1951 Florida A&M
Alva Liles DT 03/06/1956 Boise State
Rod Martin LB 04/07/1954 Southern California
Rich Martini WR 11/19/1955 California-Davis
Mickey Marvin OG 10/05/1955 Tennessee
Lindsey Mason OT 08/01/1955 Kansas
Ira Matthews RB 08/23/1957 Wisconsin
John Matuszak DE 10/25/1950 Tampa
Randy McClanahan LB 12/12/1954 Southwestern Louisiana
Odis McKinney DB 05/19/1957 Colorado
Matt Millen LB 03/12/1958 Penn State
Keith Moody DB 06/13/1953 Syracuse
Bob Nelson LB 06/30/1953 Nebraska
Dwayne O'Steen DB 12/20/1954 San Jose State
Burgess Owens DB 08/02/1951 Miami
Dan Pastorini QB 05/26/1949 Santa Clara
Dave Pear DT 06/01/1953 Washington
Jim Plunkett QB 12/05/1947 Stanford
Derrick Ramsey TE 12/23/1956 Kentucky
Art Shell OT 11/26/1946 Maryland Eastern Shore
Mike Spivey DB 03/10/1954 Colorado
Steve Sylvester C 03/04/1953 Notre Dame
Gene Upshaw OG 08/15/1945 Texas A&M-Kingsville
Mark van Eeghen RB 04/19/1952 Colgate
Greg Westbrooks LB 02/24/1953 Colorado
Art Whittington RB 09/04/1955 Southern Methodist
Marc Wilson QB 02/15/1957 Brigham Young

Friday, March 30, 2012

1979 Los Angeles Rams

The 1979 Los Angeles Rams season was the team's 42nd year with the National Football League and the 34th season in Los Angeles. It was the final season for the franchise in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, as owner Carroll Rosenbloom previously announced the Rams would move to Anaheim Stadium for the 1980 season.

The Rams won their seventh-consecutive NFC West title in 1979, and went to the Super Bowl for the first time. It was the team's only Super Bowl appearance while based in Los Angeles, and their first appearance in a league championship game since 1955. It would be the Rams' last division title for six seasons.

The 1979 Rams were the first team in NFL history to have a less than a +50 point differential and make it to the Super Bowl. (The Rams scored only 14 points more than their opponents in 1979.)

The Rams' coach for much of the 1970s was Chuck Knox, who led the team through 1977. The Chuck Knox-coached Rams featured an unremarkable offense carried into the playoffs annually by an elite defensive unit. The defining player of the 1970s L.A. Rams was Jack Youngblood. Youngblood was called the 'Perfect Defensive End' by fellow Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen. His toughness was legendary, notably playing on a broken leg during the Rams' run to the 1980 Super Bowl. His blue-collar ethic stood in opposition to the perception that the Rams were a soft 'Hollywood' team. However, several Rams players from this period took advantage of their proximity to Hollywood and crossed over into acting after their playing careers ended. Most notable of these was Fred Dryer, who starred in the TV series Hunter from 1984 to 1991, as well as Merlin Olson, who retired after 1976. During the 1977 offseason, the Rams, looking for a veteran quarterback, acquired Joe Namath from the Jets. In spite of a 2-1 start to the regular season, Namath's bad knees rendered him nearly immobile and after a Monday night defeat in Chicago, he never played again. With Pat Haden at the helm, the Rams won the division and advanced to the playoffs, but lost at home to Minnesota. Chuck Knox left for the Bills in 1978, after which Ray Malavasi became head coach. Going 12-4, the team won the NFC West for the sixth year in a row and defeated the Vikings, thus avenging their earlier playoff defeat. However, success eluded them again as they were shut out in the NFC Championship by the Cowboys.

Ironically, it was the Rams' weakest divisional winner (an aging 1979 team that only achieved a 9-7 record) that would achieve the team's greatest success in that period. Led by third-year quarterback Vince Ferragamo, the Rams shocked the heavily favored and two-time defending NFC champion Dallas Cowboys 21-19 in the Divisional Playoffs, then shut out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-0 in the conference championship game to win the NFC and reach their first Super Bowl. Along with Ferragamo, key players for the Rams were halfback Wendell Tyler, offensive lineman Jackie Slater, and Pro Bowl defenders Jack Youngblood and Jack "Hacksaw" Reynolds.

The Rams' opponent in their first Super Bowl was the defending champion Pittsburgh Steelers. The game would be a virtual home game for the Rams as it was played in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl. Although some oddsmakers set the Rams as a 10½ point underdog, the Rams played Pittsburgh very tough, leading at halftime 13-10 and at the end of the third quarter 19-17. In the end, however, the Steelers finally asserted themselves, scoring two touchdowns in the 4th quarter and completely shutting down the Rams offense to win their fourth Super Bowl, 31-19.

1979 Los Angeles Rams roster

Quarterbacks

* 15 Vince Ferragamo
* 11 Pat Haden
* 8 Jeff Rutledge
* 19 Bob Lee

Running Backs

* 26 Wendell Tyler HB
* 30 Lawrence McCutcheon HB
* 24 Eddie Hill HB
* 34 Elvis Peacock HB
* 32 Cullen Bryant FB
* 43 Jim Jodat FB

Wide Receivers

* 88 Preston Dennard
* 80 Billy Waddy
* 81 Ron Jessie
* 84 Ron Smith
* 87 Drew Hill KR
* 82 Willie Miller

Tight Ends

* 83 Terry Nelson
* 86 Charle Young

Offensive Linemen

* 77 Doug France T
* 73 Gordon Gravelle T
* 72 Kent Hill G
* 62 Bill Bain G/T
* 61 Rich Saul C
* 54 Dan Ryczek C
* 60 Dennis Harrah G
* 56 Doug Smith G/C
* 78 Jackie Slater T
* 75 John Williams T
* 62 Brent Adams G

Defensive Linemen

* 85 Jack Youngblood DE
* 71 Reggie Doss DE
* 89 Fred Dryer DE
* 70 Jerry Wilkinson DE
* 90 Larry Brooks DT
* 79 Mike Fanning DT
* 66 Bill Dunstan DT

Linebackers

* 53 Jim Youngblood OLB
* 52 George Andrews OLB
* 57 Greg Westbrooks OLB
* 64 Jack Reynolds MLB
* 51 Joe Harris MLB
* 59 Bob Brudzinski OLB
* 50 Kevin McClain OLB

Defensive Backs

* 27 Pat Thomas CB
* 49 Rod Perry CB
* 23 Rickey Odom CB
* 37 Ivory Sully CB
* 33 Dwayne O'Steen CB
* 21 Nolan Cromwell FS
* 25 Eddie Brown FS/KR
* 42 Dave Elmendorf SS
* 20 Jackie Wallace SS
* 29 Sid Justin SS
* 28 Ken Ellis CB
* 45 Jeff Severson SS

Special Teams

* 3 Frank Corral K
* 13 Ken Clark P

Reserve Lists

* 4 John Cappelletti HB (IR)
* 4 Anthony Davis HB (IR)
* 4 Carl Ekern MLB (IR)
* 4 Cody Jones DT (IR)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Fearsome Foursome

The "Fearsome Foursome" was a title first used in reporting American Professional Football, when referring to the dominating defensive lines of the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League in the early 1960s, the New York Giants, Detroit Lions and most widely, the Los Angeles Rams of the 1960s and 1970s.

New York Giants

In the 1957 season the New York Daily News, a major New York city tabloid, ran an article and sketches of the New York Giant defensive line consisting of ends Andy Robustelli and Jim Katcavage, and tackles Rosey Grier and Dick Modzelewski and a headline that read "A Fearsome Foursome."

San Diego Chargers

The nickname "Fearsome Foursome" was first regularly used to describe the American Football League's Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers' defensive front four, including starters DE Ron Nery, DT Bill Hudson, DT Ernie Ladd, and DE Earl Faison. The Chargers moved to San Diego in 1961, and Faison made overall AFL Rookie of the Year, a rare feat for a defensive player. Alternate members of the group included DE Bob Petrich, DT George Gross, and DE-DT Henry Schmidt. At the time Gross and Ladd were two of the largest and strongest men in Professional Football. The Chargers' Foursome helped them reach the first two American Football League Championship games and five altogether, winning the AFL Championship in 1963 with a 51 - 10 thumping of the Boston Patriots.

Detroit Lions

The nickname "Fearsome Foursome" was later used to describe the 1962 Detroit Lions line of Roger Brown, Alex Karras, Darris McCord, and Sam Williams. The name was revived for the 2011 Detroit Lions: The nickname "Fearsome Foursome" has locally been used by the newly formed defensive line of the 2011 Detroit Lions, consisting of 2010 Rookie of the Year Ndamukong Suh, Pro-bowler Kyle Vanden Bosch, Cliff Avril and new draft pick Nick Fairley.

Los Angeles Rams

Still later, Rosey Grier was acquired from the New York Giants in 1963 to join Lamar Lundy, Merlin Olsen and Deacon Jones as the Los Angeles Rams starting defensive line. They also became known as the Fearsome Foursome, and the greater publicity garnered by the NFL leads many to assume they were the originals. Dick Butkus called them "the most dominant line in football history." They gained fame as the Rams went from a perennial second division, under .500 team to a NFL powerhouse under coach George Allen. Roger Brown replaced Grier in 1967, and Diron Talbert replaced Brown in 1970. Also in 1970 Coy Bacon replaced Lamar Lundy.

The line was ultimately broken up when George Allen became coach of the Washington Redskins in 1971; Talbert and Deacon Jones followed Allen via trades in 1972 and Bacon left in 1973. After missing the playoffs from 1970–72, the Rams then won 7 straight division titles from 1973 to 1979, and were led in part by The New Fearsome Foursome.

This line consisted of ends Jack Youngblood and Fred Dryer, and tackles Merlin Olsen and Larry Brooks. Youngblood and Olsen are NFL hall of famers while Brooks made the Pro Bowl 5 times. Dryer also made the Pro Bowl once, and set an NFL record with 2 safeties in one game vs. the Packers. Olsen retired after a 15 year career at the end of the 1976 season, and he was replaced for one year by his younger brother Phil Olsen and then by Mike Fanning.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

1979 Pittsburgh Steelers

The 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers season saw the Steelers successfully defend their Super Bowl Championship from the previous year as they achieved a 12–4 record and went on to defeat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl XIV.

1979 Pittsburgh Steelers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name
RB 33 Anthony Anderson
WR 83 Theo Bell
RB 20 Rocky Bleier
QB 12 Terry Bradshaw
T 79 Larry Brown
G 77 Steve Courson
TE 89 Bennie Cunningham
G 57 Sam Davis
RB 35 Jack Deloplaine
G 63 Thom Dornbrook
TE 84 Randy Grossman
RB 32 Franco Harris
RB 27 Greg Hawthorne
T 55 Jon Kolb
QB 15 Mike Kruczek
RB 39 Rick Moser
G 72 Gerry Mullins
T 66 Ted Petersen
WR 86 Jim Smith
WR 82 John Stallworth
WR 88 Lynn Swann
RB 38 Sidney Thornton
C 52 Mike Webster
Defense
Pos. # Name
DB 30 Larry Anderson
DE 76 John Banaszak
DE 65 Tom Beasley
CB 47 Mel Blount
LB 56 Robin Cole
DT 67 Gary Dunn
DT 64 Steve Furness
LB 56 Tom Graves
DT 75 Joe Greene
DE 68 L.C. Greenwood
LB 59 Jack Ham
CB 29 Ron Johnson
LB 58 Jack Lambert
SS 31 Donnie Shell
FS 24 J.T. Thomas
LB 51 Loren Toews
DB 23 Mike Wagner
DE 78 Dwight White
LB 53 Dirt Winston
DB 49 Dwayne Woodruff
LB 54 Zack Valentine
Special teams
Pos. # Name
K 9 Matt Bahr
P 5 Craig Colquitt


Head coach

* Chuck Noll

Coordinators/assistant coaches

* Woody Widenhofer – Defensive Coordinator
* Dick Hoak – Running Backs
* Tom Moore – Wide Receivers
* George Perles – Defensive Line
* Rollie Dotsch
* Lou Riecke
* Paul Uram
* Dick Walker

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

1978 Dallas Cowboys

The 1978 Dallas Cowboys season was their 19th in the NFL. For the third consecutive season, the Cowboys finished in first place in the NFC East. The Cowboys scored 384 points, which ranked first in the NFC, while the defense only gave up 208 points. Twice, the Cowboys appeared on Monday Night Football.

The Cowboys became the first franchise to appear in five Super Bowls. With their loss to Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XIII, they also became the first team to lose a Super Bowl after having won it the previous year.

The defending Super Bowl champions were again led by quarterback Roger Staubach. Staubach finished the season as the top rated passer in the NFL (84.9) by throwing 231 out of 413 completions for 3,190 yards and 25 touchdowns, with 16 interceptions. He also rushed for 182 yards and another touchdown. Wide receivers Drew Pearson and Tony Hill provided the deep passing threats, combining for 90 receptions, 537 yards, and 7 touchdowns. Tight end Billy Joe Dupree contributed 34 receptions for 509 yards and 9 touchdowns. Running back Tony Dorsett had another fine season, recording a total of 1703 combined rushing and receiving yards, and scoring a total of 9 touchdowns. Fullback Robert Newhouse and halfback Preston Pearson also contributed from the offensive backfield, combining for 1,326 rushing and receiving yards, while Newhouse also scored 10 touchdowns. The Cowboys also had a superb offensive line, led by Herbert Scott and 12-time Pro Bowler Rayfield Wright

The Cowboys' "Doomsday Defense" finished the season as the top ranked defense in the league against the run by only allowing 107.6 yards per game. Pro Bowl linemen Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Harvey Martin and Randy White anchored the line, while linebackers Bob Breunig, D. D. Lewis and Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson provided solid support. Their secondary, led by safeties Cliff Harris and Charlie Waters, along with cornerbacks Benny Barnes and Aaron Kyle, combined for 16 interceptions.

The Cowboys started the regular season slowly, winning only six of their first ten games. Both the offense and the defense played ineffectively, including giving up interceptions and fumbles. Dallas finished strong, winning their last six regular season games to post a 12–4 record.

In the aftermath of the season, NFL Films produced its annual highlight reel as it does for every NFL team. Notable of the highlight reel was the title, "America's Team". It would come to be a label that would define the Dallas Cowboys for the rest of their history. However, the label is most remembered for the Cowboys of this era, appearing in three Super Bowls in four years and claiming a unique spotlight in the American consciousness.

Dallas Cowboys 1978 roster
Quarterbacks

* 18 Glenn Carano
* 12 Roger Staubach
* 11 Danny White P

Running Backs

* 24 Alois Blackwell
* 36 Larry Brinson
* 33 Tony Dorsett
* 35 Scott Laidlaw FB
* 44 Robert Newhouse FB
* 26 Preston Pearson

Wide Receivers

* 80 Tony Hill
* 86 Butch Johnson RS
* 88 Drew Pearson
* 82 Robert Steele

Tight Ends

* 89 Billy Joe DuPree
* 81 Jackie Smith

Offensive Linemen

* 61 Jim Cooper C/T
* 67 Pat Donovan T
* 62 John Fitzgerald C
* 71 Andy Frederick T
* 66 Burton Lawless G
* 64 Tom Rafferty G
* 60 Tom Randall G
* 68 Herbert Scott G
* 70 Rayfield Wright T

Defensive Linemen

* 76 Larry Bethea DT
* 63 Larry Cole DE/DT
* 72 Ed Jones DE
* 79 Harvey Martin DE
* 75 Jethro Pugh DT
* 65 Dave Stalls DE/DT
* 54 Randy White DT

Linebackers

* 53 Bob Breunig MLB
* 59 Guy Brown OLB
* 58 Mike Hegman OLB
* 56 Thomas Henderson OLB
* 57 Bruce Huther MLB
* 50 D. D. Lewis OLB

Defensive Backs

* 31 Benny Barnes CB
* 43 Cliff Harris FS
* 42 Randy Hughes SS
* 25 Aaron Kyle CB
* 32 Dennis Thurman FS/CB
* 46 Mark Washington CB
* 41 Charlie Waters SS

Special Teams

* 1 Rafael Septien K

Monday, March 26, 2012

List of Manchester United F.C. players with at least 100 appearances

List of Manchester United F.C. players with at least 100 appearances
Name Nationality Position Manchester United
career
Starts Subs Total Goals
Appearances
Donaldson, BobBob Donaldson  Scotland FW 1892–1897 147 0 147 66
Erentz, FredFred Erentz  Scotland FB 1892–1902 303 0 303 9
Cassidy, JoeJoe Cassidy  Scotland FW 1893,
1895–1900
167 0 167 99
Macnaught, JamesJames McNaught  Scotland HB 1893–1898 157 0 157 12
Smith, DickDick Smith  England FW 1894–1898,
1900–1901
100 0 100 37
Cartwright, WalterWalter Cartwright  England HB 1895–1905 257 0 257 8
Stafford, HarryHarry Stafford  England FB 1896–1903 200 0 200 1
Bryant, WilliamWilliam Bryant  England FW 1896–1900 127 0 127 33
Barrett, FrankFrank Barrett  Scotland GK 1896–1900 132 0 132 0
Morgan, BillyBilly Morgan  England HB 1897–1903 152 0 152 7
Griffiths, BillyBilly Griffiths  England HB 1899–1905 175 0 175 30
Schofield, AlfAlf Schofield  England FW 1900–1907 179 0 179 35
Hayes, VinceVince Hayes  England FB 1901–1907,
1908–1910
128 0 128 2
Peddie, JackJack Peddie  Scotland FW 1902–1903,
1904–1907
121 0 121 58
Downie, AlexAlex Downie  Scotland HB 1902–1909 191 0 191 14
Bell, AlexAlex Bell  Scotland HB 1903–1913 309 0 309 10
Bonthron, BobBob Bonthron  Scotland FB 1903–1907 134 0 134 3
Moger, HarryHarry Moger  England GK 1903–1912 266 0 266 0
Duckworth, DickDick Duckworth  England HB 1903–1915 254 0 254 11
Roberts, CharlieCharlie Roberts  England HB 1904–1913 302 0 302 23
Holden, DickDick Holden  England FB 1905–1914 117 0 117 0
Picken, JackJack Picken  Scotland FW 1905–1911 122 0 122 46
Wall, GeorgeGeorge Wall  England FW 1906–1915 319 0 319 100
Meredith, BillyBilly Meredith  Wales FW 1907–1921 335 0 335 36
Turnbull, SandySandy Turnbull  Scotland FW 1907–1915 247 0 247 101
Stacey, GeorgeGeorge Stacey  England FB 1907–1915 270 0 270 9
Halse, HaroldHarold Halse  England FW 1908–1912 125 0 125 56
Whalley, ArthurArthur Whalley  England HB 1909–1920 106 0 106 6
West, EnochEnoch West  England FW 1910–1916 181 0 181 80
Beale, BobbyBobby Beale  England GK 1912–1919 112 0 112 0
Mew, JackJack Mew  England GK 1912–1926 199 0 199 0
Hilditch, LalLal Hilditch  England HB 1919–1932 322 0 322 7
Silcock, JackJack Silcock  England FB 1919–1934 449 0 449 2
Spence, JoeJoe Spence  England FW 1919–1933 510 0 510 168
Moore, CharlieCharlie Moore  England FB 1919–1921,
1922–1931
328 0 328 0
Grimwood, JohnJohn Grimwood  England HB 1919–1927 205 0 205 8
Partridge, TeddyTeddy Partridge  England FW 1920–1929 160 0 160 18
Steward, AlfAlf Steward  England GK 1920–1932 326 0 326 0
Bennion, RayRay Bennion  Wales HB 1921–1932 301 0 301 3
Lochhead, ArthurArthur Lochhead  Scotland FW 1921–1925 153 0 153 50
Thomas, HarryHarry Thomas  Wales FW 1922–1931 135 0 135 13
Barson, FrankFrank Barson  England HB 1922–1928 152 0 152 4
Mann, FrankFrank Mann  England HB 1923–1930 197 0 197 5
Macpherson, FrankFrank McPherson  England FW 1923–1928 175 0 175 52
Jones, TomTom Jones  England FB 1924–1937 200 0 200 0
Hanson, JimmyJimmy Hanson  England FW 1924–1931 147 0 147 52
Wilson, JackJack Wilson  England HB 1926–1932 140 0 140 3
Maclenahan, HughHugh McLenahan  England HB 1928–1937 116 0 116 12
Rowley, HarryHarry Rowley  England FW 1928–1932,
1934–1937
180 0 180 55
Reid, TomTom Reid  Scotland FW 1929–1933 101 0 101 67
Maclachlan, GeorgeGeorge McLachlan  Scotland FW 1929–1933 116 0 116 4
Mellor, JackJack Mellor  England FB 1930–1937 122 0 122 0
Manley, TomTom Manley  England HB 1930–1939 195 0 195 41
Vose, GeorgeGeorge Vose  England HB 1933–1939 209 0 209 1
Griffiths, JackJack Griffiths  England FB 1934–1944 173 0 173 1
Mackay, BillBill McKay  Scotland HB 1934–1940 182 0 182 15
Mutch, GeorgeGeorge Mutch  Scotland FW 1934–1937 120 0 120 49
Bamford, TommyTommy Bamford  Wales FW 1934–1938 109 0 109 57
Bryant, BillyBilly Bryant  England FW 1934–1939 157 0 157 42
Brown, JamesJames Brown  Scotland HB 1935–1939 110 0 110 1
Carey, JohnnyJohnny Carey  Ireland FB 1937–1953 344 0 344 17
Rowley, JackJack Rowley  England FW 1937–1955 424 0 424 211
Pearson, StanStan Pearson  England FW 1937–1954 343 0 343 148
Warner, JackJack Warner  Wales HB 1938–1950 115 0 115 2
John Aston, Sr.  England FB 1946–1954 284 0 284 30
Chilton, AllenbyAllenby Chilton  England HB 1946–1955 391 0 391 3
Cockburn, HenryHenry Cockburn  England HB 1946–1954 275 0 275 4
Crompton, JackJack Crompton  England GK 1946–1956 212 0 212 0
Delaney, JimmyJimmy Delaney  Scotland FW 1946–1950 184 0 184 28
Macglen, BillyBilly McGlen  England HB 1946–1952 122 0 122 2
Mitten, CharlieCharlie Mitten  England FW 1946–1952 162 0 162 61
Downie, JohnJohn Downie  Scotland FW 1949–1953 116 0 116 37
Wood, RayRay Wood  England GK 1949–1958 208 0 208 0
Gibson, DonDon Gibson  England HB 1950–1955 115 0 115 0
Jones, MarkMark Jones  England HB 1950–1958 121 0 121 1
Berry, JohnnyJohnny Berry  England FW 1951–1958 276 0 276 45
Blanchflower, JackieJackie Blanchflower  Northern Ireland HB 1951–1958 117 0 117 27
Byrne, RogerRoger Byrne  England FB 1951–1958 280 0 280 20
Pegg, DavidDavid Pegg  England FW 1952–1958 150 0 150 28
Foulkes, BillBill Foulkes  England DF 1952–1970 685 3 688 9
Taylor, TommyTommy Taylor  England FW 1953–1958 191 0 191 131
Edwards, DuncanDuncan Edwards  England HB 1953–1958 177 0 177 21
Viollet, DennisDennis Viollet  England FW 1953–1962 293 0 293 179
Goodwin, FreddieFreddie Goodwin  England HB 1954–1960 107 0 107 8
Scanlon, AlbertAlbert Scanlon  England FW 1954–1960 127 0 127 35
Colman, EddieEddie Colman  England HB 1955–1958 108 0 108 2
Cope, RonnieRonnie Cope  England HB 1956–1961 106 0 106 2
Charlton, BobbyBobby Charlton  England FW 1956–1973 756 2 758 249
Gaskell, DavidDavid Gaskell  England GK 1956–1967 119 0 119 0
Gregg, HarryHarry Gregg  Northern Ireland GK 1957–1966 247 0 247 0
Brennan, ShayShay Brennan  Ireland FB 1958–1970 358 1 359 6
Quixall, AlbertAlbert Quixall  England FW 1958–1963 183 0 183 56
Giles, JohnnyJohnny Giles  Ireland FW 1959–1963 115 0 115 13
Stiles, NobbyNobby Stiles  England HB 1959–1971 394 0 394 19
Setters, MauriceMaurice Setters  England HB 1960–1964 194 0 194 14
Dunne, TonyTony Dunne  Ireland DF 1960–1973 534 1 535 2
Cantwell, NoelNoel Cantwell  Ireland FB 1960–1967 146 0 146 8
Herd, DavidDavid Herd  Scotland FW 1961–1968 264 1 265 145
Law, DenisDenis Law  Scotland FW 1962–1973 398 6 404 237
Sadler, DavidDavid Sadler  England U 1962–1973 328 7 335 27
Crerand, PatPat Crerand  Scotland HB 1963–1971 397 0 397 15
Best, GeorgeGeorge Best  Northern Ireland FW 1963–1974 470 0 470 179
Connelly, JohnJohn Connelly  England FW 1964–1966 112 1 113 35
Fitzpatrick, JohnJohn Fitzpatrick  Scotland DF 1965–1973 141 6 147 10
John Aston, Jr.  England FW 1965–1972 166 21 187 27
Stepney, AlexAlex Stepney  England GK 1966–1979 539 0 539 2
Kidd, BrianBrian Kidd  England FW 1967–1974 257 9 266 70
Burns, FrancisFrancis Burns  Scotland DF 1967–1972 143 13 156 7
Morgan, WillieWillie Morgan  Scotland MF 1968–1975 293 3 296 34
James, SteveSteve James  England HB 1968–1975 160 1 161 4
Macilroy, SammySammy McIlroy  Northern Ireland MF 1971–1982 391 28 419 71
Buchan, MartinMartin Buchan  Scotland DF 1972–1983 456 0 456 4
Maccreery, DavidDavid McCreery  Northern Ireland MF 1972–1979 57 53 110 8
Forsyth, AlexAlex Forsyth  Scotland FB 1973–1978 116 3 119 5
Macari, LouLou Macari  Scotland FW 1973–1984 374 27 401 97
Daly, GerryGerry Daly  Ireland MF 1973–1977 137 5 142 32
Greenhoff, BrianBrian Greenhoff  England DF 1973–1979 268 3 271 17
Houston, StewartStewart Houston  Scotland DF 1974–1980 248 2 250 16
Pearson, StuartStuart Pearson  England FW 1974–1979 179 1 180 66
Albiston, ArthurArthur Albiston  Scotland FB 1974–1988 467 18 485 7
Coppell, SteveSteve Coppell  England MF 1975–1983 393 3 396 70
Nicholl, JimmyJimmy Nicholl  Northern Ireland DF 1975–1982 235 13 248 6
Hill, GordonGordon Hill  England MF 1975–1978 133 1 134 51
Greenhoff, JimmyJimmy Greenhoff  England FW 1976–1980 119 4 123 36
Grimes, AshleyAshley Grimes  Ireland DF 1977–1983 77 30 107 11
Jordan, JoeJoe Jordan  Scotland FW 1978–1981 125 1 126 41
Macqueen, GordonGordon McQueen  Scotland DF 1978–1985 229 0 229 26
Bailey, GaryGary Bailey  England GK 1978–1987 375 0 375 0
Thomas, MickeyMickey Thomas  Wales MF 1978–1981 110 0 110 15
Moran, KevinKevin Moran  Ireland DF 1979–1988 284 5 289 24
Wilkins, RayRay Wilkins  England MF 1979–1984 191 3 194 10
Duxbury, MikeMike Duxbury  England DF 1980–1990 345 33 378 7
Gidman, JohnJohn Gidman  England DF 1981–1986 116 4 120 4
Stapleton, FrankFrank Stapleton  Ireland FW 1981–1987 267 21 288 78
Moses, RemiRemi Moses  England MF 1981–1988 188 11 199 12
Robson, BryanBryan Robson  England MF 1981–1994 437 24 461 99
Whiteside, NormanNorman Whiteside  Northern Ireland FW 1982–1989 256 18 274 67
Macgrath, PaulPaul McGrath  Ireland DF 1982–1989 192 7 199 16
Hughes, MarkMark Hughes  Wales FW 1983–1986,
1988–1995
453 14 467 163
Hogg, GraemeGraeme Hogg  Scotland DF 1984–1988 108 2 110 1
Blackmore, ClaytonClayton Blackmore  Wales U 1984–1994 201 44 245 26
Olsen, JesperJesper Olsen  Denmark MF 1984–1988 149 27 176 24
Strachan, GordonGordon Strachan  Scotland MF 1984–1989 195 6 201 38
Davenport, PeterPeter Davenport  England FW 1986–1988 83 23 106 26
Macclair, BrianBrian McClair  Scotland FW 1987–1998 398 73 471 127
Bruce, SteveSteve Bruce  England DF 1987–1996 411 3 414 51
Martin, LeeLee Martin  England DF 1988–1994 84 25 109 2
Sharpe, LeeLee Sharpe  England MF 1988–1996 213 50 263 36
Donaghy, MalMal Donaghy  Northern Ireland DF 1988–1992 98 21 119 0
Phelan, MikeMike Phelan  England U 1989–1994 127 19 146 3
Webb, NeilNeil Webb  England MF 1989–1992 105 5 110 11
Pallister, GaryGary Pallister  England DF 1989–1998 433 4 437 15
Ince, PaulPaul Ince  England MF 1989–1995 276 5 281 29
Irwin, DenisDenis Irwin  Ireland DF 1990–2002 511 18 529 33
Giggs, RyanRyan Giggs  Wales MF 1991– 765 138 903 163
Kanchelskis, AndreiAndrei Kanchelskis  Soviet Union /  Russia MF 1991–1995 132 29 161 36
Parker, PaulPaul Parker  England DF 1991–1996 137 9 146 2
Schmeichel, PeterPeter Schmeichel  Denmark GK 1991–1999 398 0 398 1
Neville, GaryGary Neville  England DF 1992–2011 566 36 602 7
Beckham, DavidDavid Beckham  England MF 1992–2003 356 38 394 85
Butt, NickyNicky Butt  England MF 1992–2004 307 79 386 26
Cantona, EricEric Cantona  France FW 1992–1997 184 1 185 82
Keane, RoyRoy Keane  Ireland MF 1993–2005 458 22 480 51
May, DavidDavid May  England DF 1994–2003 98 20 118 8
Scholes, PaulPaul Scholes  England MF 1994–2011
2012–
560 129 689 152
Cole, AndrewAndrew Cole  England FW 1995–2001 231 44 275 121
Neville, PhilPhil Neville  England DF 1995–2005 301 85 386 8
Johnsen, RonnyRonny Johnsen  Norway DF 1996–2002 131 19 150 9
Solskjaer, Ole GunnarOle Gunnar Solskjær  Norway FW 1996–2007 216 150 366 126
Sheringham, TeddyTeddy Sheringham  England FW 1997–2001 101 52 153 46
Berg, HenningHenning Berg  Norway DF 1997–2000 81 22 103 3
Brown, WesWes Brown  England DF 1998–2011 313 49 362 5
Stam, JaapJaap Stam  Netherlands DF 1998–2001 125 2 127 1
Yorke, DwightDwight Yorke  Trinidad and Tobago FW 1998–2002 120 32 152 66
Fortune, QuintonQuinton Fortune  South Africa MF 1999–2006 88 38 126 11
Silvestre, MikaelMikaël Silvestre  France DF 1999–2008 326 35 361 10
Oshea, JohnJohn O'Shea  Ireland U 1999–2011 301 92 393 15
Barthez, FabienFabien Barthez  France GK 2000–2004 139 0 139 0
Nistelrooy, Ruud vanRuud van Nistelrooy  Netherlands FW 2001–2006 200 19 219 150
Ferdinand, RioRio Ferdinand  England DF 2002– 383 6 389 7
Fletcher, DarrenDarren Fletcher  Scotland MF 2003– 242 60 302 23
Ronaldo, CristianoCristiano Ronaldo  Portugal FW 2003–2009 244 48 292 118
Saha, LouisLouis Saha  France FW 2004–2008 76 48 124 42
Rooney, WayneWayne Rooney  England FW 2004– 320 36 356 174
Sar, Edwin van derEdwin van der Sar  Netherlands GK 2005–2011 266 0 266 0
Park Ji-Sung  South Korea MF 2005– 145 59 204 27
Evra, PatricePatrice Evra  France DF 2006– 262 21 283 3
Vidic, NemanjaNemanja Vidić  Serbia DF 2006– 237 7 244 18
Carrick, MichaelMichael Carrick  England MF 2006– 224 40 264 19
Nani  Portugal MF 2007– 152 38 190 35
Anderson  Brazil MF 2007– 107 38 145 7
Evans, JonnyJonny Evans  Northern Ireland DF 2007– 105 14 119 1
Berbatov, DimitarDimitar Berbatov  Bulgaria FW 2008– 108 39 147 56