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 Harry GREGG 1958-1960 
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Name: Henry "Harry" Gregg

Nickname: "The Hero of Munich"


Country: :NIR: Northern Ireland
Club: Manchester United FC
Position: *GK
Side: RF/BS
Age: 25-27 years (25/10/1932)

Height: 188 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Attack: 32
Defence: 91
Balance: 87
Stamina: 66
Top Speed: 67
Acceleration: 69
Response: 92
Agility: 77
Dribble Accuracy: 50
Dribble Speed: 53
Short Pass Accuracy: 57
Short Pass Speed: 59
Long Pass Accuracy: 55
Long Pass Speed: 62
Shot Accuracy: 43
Shot Power: 82
Shot Technique: 42
Free Kick: 43
Curling: 41
Header: 43
Jump: 84
Technique: 57
Aggression: 53
Mentality: 84
Goalkeeper Skills: 88
Team Work: 79

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 4
Weak Foot Frequency: 4
Consistency: 7
Growth Type: Standard

S12 - 1-on-1 Keeper


Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded


As one of the mighty Legends of United, Harry needs very little introduction to supporters. Born on 27th October 1932, in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland, Harry arrived at Old Trafford bearing the tag of The World's Most Expensive Goalkeeper. Prior to leaving Ireland, he was capped at every level, schoolboy, youth, amateur and Inter-League.Strangely, in nine years at United, the only medal he ever won was an F.A.Cup Runners Up medal from the cup final in 1958.

As we all know, Harry was a survivor of the Munich disaster, showing unbelievable bravery, saving a 20-month-old baby, a pregnant woman, and trying to revive Sir Matt Busby. He was part of the patchwork team that Jimmy Murphy built after the crash. Even after a horrific shoulder injury, when surgeons said he might never play again, he battled back to fitness, to play against Benfica seven months later. The death of his first wife, Mavis, was a shattering blow, which took a heavy toll. Although Harry was once again United's first choice goalkeeper, he suffered injuries and a very bad car crash, missing most of the 64/65 season, but remained in the first team until Alex Stepney was bought in 1966. In a playing career, which spanned almost two decades, he won 25 International caps for Northern Ireland, assisting his country to the quarter finals of the World Cup in Sweden in 1958, where he was voted the tournament's best keeper. In 1995, Harry was rewarded by his country, receiving an M.B.E in the Queens Birthday Honours List, which he accepted on behalf of the many friends who perished at Munich.

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