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John Giles
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D.O.B. :11/02/2006
D.O.D. :11/02/2006
In an international career spanning 20 years, John Giles was one of the greatest ever players to wear a green shirt.
Aged 18 and still finding his feet at Manchester United, he made his debut in 1959 against Sweden at Dalymount Park scoring Ireland's opening goal. He was to go to win 59 caps scoring five goals over the next 20 years, though he never played in a major finals.

After over 100 appearances for Manchester United, he was sold to Leeds. At the time, Leeds were in the second division, but after winning promotion in Giles' first year, the club was to go to become a major force in the European game between 1963 and 1975 with Giles as a driving influence. At Elland Road, Giles won two league titles, two European Fairs Cups, one FA Cup and one Second Division title.
In 1973, he was also made Ireland's first, and only, ever player-manager while three years later he was also appointed player-manager of West Bromwich Albion. He led West Brom to promotion in his first season, though he found it harder to lead Ireland to success as they controversially missed out on World Cup qualification in 1978.

He quit the Ireland job in 1979 for health reasons and after further spells in management with Shamrock Rovers, Philadelphia Furies, Vancouver and West Brom again, he quit management altogether to concentrate on his work as a media pundit.




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John Giles's playing record
Season Openin. Subst. Goals Yellows Reds
1959 1 0 1 0 0
1960 3 0 0 0 0
1961 4 0 1 0 0
1962 2 0 0 0 0
1963 3 0 0 0 0
1964 5 0 1 0 0
1965 3 0 0 0 0
1966 4 0 0 0 0
1967 1 0 0 0 0
1968 2 0 1 0 0
1969 2 0 0 0 0
1970 2 0 0 0 0
1971 1 0 0 0 0
1972 1 0 0 0 0
1973 1 0 0 0 0
1974 5 0 0 0 0
1975 4 0 0 0 0
1976 3 0 0 0 0
1977 4 0 0 0 0
1978 5 0 1 0 0
1979 3 0 0 0 0
Total 59 0 5 0 0
By season | In opening squad | Substituted in | Goals | Yellow cards | Red cards



John Giles's full debut
01.11.1959 at 00:00 Friendly H Sweden 3 - 2


Last 10 games where John Giles started | Show All
22.05.1979 at 00:00 Friendly H Germany 1 - 3
19.05.1979 at 00:00 European Cup Qualifier A Bulgaria 0 - 1
02.05.1979 at 00:00 European Cup Qualifier H Denmark 2 - 0
20.09.1978 at 00:00 European Cup Qualifier H N Ireland 0 - 0
24.05.1978 at 00:00 European Cup Qualifier A Denmark 3 - 3
21.05.1978 at 00:00 Friendly A Norway 0 - 0
12.04.1978 at 00:00 Friendly A Poland 0 - 3
05.04.1978 at 00:00 Friendly H Turkey 4 - 2
12.10.1977 at 00:00 World Cup Qualifier H Bulgaria 0 - 0
01.06.1977 at 00:00 World Cup Qualifier A Bulgaria 1 - 2


Last 10 games in which John Giles scored.
05.04.1978 at 00:00 Friendly H Turkey 4 - 2
04.12.1968 at 00:00 European Cup Qualifier H Denmark 1 - 1
13.05.1964 at 00:00 Friendly A Norway 4 - 1
08.10.1961 at 00:00 World Cup Qualifier H Czechoslovakia 1 - 3
01.11.1959 at 00:00 Friendly H Sweden 3 - 2


Games in which John Giles was a Substitute.
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