27 October 2006

Pat Jennings

Preceded by
Succeeded by
Award instituted
1985
1986

The legendary Pat Jennings, hands like JCB buckets, cool as a cucumber under pressure, and by the end of his career, seemingly, as old as Methuselah...


Name: Patrick Anthony Jennings
Born: 12 June 1945, Newry
Height: 6.00 ft
Weight: 12.06st
Position: Goalkeeper

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 119 Full Caps (1964-1986), 1 Under-23 Cap (1964), Youth Caps; FIFA XI (1986).
Club Honours: (with Newry United*) Irish Junior Cup Winner 1961/62; (with Tottenham) FA Cup Winner 1966/67; League Cup Winner 1970/71, 1972/73, UEFA Cup Winner 1971/72, Runner-Up 1973/74; FA Charity Shield Winner (Shared) 1967; Anglo-Italian League Cup Winners 1971/72. (with Arsenal) FA Cup Winner 1978/79, Runner-Up 1977/78, 1979/80, European Cup Winners' Cup Runner-Up 1979/80.
* Newry United were Newry Town's reserve side.
Awards: PFA Player of the Year 1976; Football Writers' Player of the Year 1973; NI Football Personality of the Year 1984; NI International Player of the Year 1985, 1986; Texaco Award Winner 1973, 1978, 1983, 1985; PFA Division One Team of the Year: 1974, 1976; UEFA Centurion Award 2011.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Other
Newry Town
61/62-62/63
Aug-61
Youth
(Irish League B Division)
Watford
62/63-63/64
Apr-63
£6,500
48/0
3/0
1/0
-
-
Tottenham.Hotspur
64/65-76/77
Jun-64
£27,500
472/0
43/0
39/0
36/0
5/1
Stoke City
-
c/s-75
Guest
0/0
-
-
-
-
Arsenal
77/78-84/85
Aug-77
£45,000
237/0
38/0
32/0
19/0
1/0
Tottenham.Hotspur
85/86
May-85
Free
0/0
-
-
-
1/0
Everton
85/86
Apr-86
Free
0/0
-
-
-
-
TOTALS
£79,000
757/0
84/0
72/0
55/0
7/1

Career Stats:
Football League
757/0
FA Cup
84/0
League Cup
72/0
UEFA Cup
42/0
Cup Winners’ Cup
13/0
Charity Shield
2/1
Texaco Cup
2/0
Anglo-Italian Cup
2/0
FL Super Cup
1/0
Full Caps
119/0
Under-23 Caps
1/0
Rest of the World
1/0
Rest of the UK
1/0
“The Three”
1/0
Shamrock Rovers XI
1/0
TOTALS
1099/1


Biography:
Northern Ireland's most capped player, Pat Jennings was regarded as among the best goalkeepers in the world.

Pat's elder brother, Brian played Irish League football with Coleraine and won Amateur caps. His son, Pat Jr also became a goalkeeper playing with Spurs as a youth and later Derry City.

To follow.



Irish FA Official Website Bio
Tottenham Hotspur Official Website Bio
My Eyes Have Seen The Glory Article
Gunnermania Profile
Wikipedia Article
Big Pat (Belfast Telegraph, 19 April 2007)
Pat's Career in Cards
Pat Jennings Books
Arsenal 50 Greatest Players
UEFA Award


Northern Ireland Cap Details:
15-04-1964 Wales....... A W 3-2 BC
29-04-1964 Uruguay..... H W 3-0 FR
03-10-1964 England..... H L 3-4 BC
14-10-1964 Switzerland. H W 1-0 WCQ
14-11-1964 Switzerland. A L 1-2 WCQ
25-11-1964 Scotland.... A L 2-3 BC
07-04-1965 Netherlands. A D 0-0 WCQ
07-05-1965 Albania..... H W 4-1 WCQ
02-10-1965 Scotland.... H W 3-2 BC
10-11-1965 England..... A L 1-2 BC
24-11-1965 Albania..... A D 1-1 WCQ
30-03-1966 Wales....... A W 4-1 BC
07-05-1966 West Germany H L 0-2 FR
22-10-1966 England..... H L 0-2 ECQ
16-11-1966 Scotland.... A L 1-2 ECQ
21-10-1967 Scotland.... H W 1-0 ECQ
22-11-1967 England..... A L 0-2 ECQ
28-02-1968 Wales....... A L 0-2 ECQ
10-09-1968 Israel...... A W 3-2 FR
23-10-1968 Turkey...... H W 4-1 WCQ
11-12-1968 Turkey...... A W 3-0 WCQ
03-05-1969 England..... H L 1-3 BC
06-05-1969 Scotland.... A D 1-1 BC
10-05-1969 Wales....... H D 0-0 BC
10-09-1969 USSR........ H D 0-0 WCQ
22-10-1969 USSR........ A L 0-2 WCQ
18-04-1970 Scotland.... H L 0-1 BC
21-04-1970 England..... A L 1-3 BC
03-02-1971 Cyprus...... A W 3-0 ECQ
21-04-1971 Cyprus...... H W 5-0 ECQ
15-05-1971 England..... H L 0-1 BC
18-05-1971 Scotland.... A W 1-0 BC
22-05-1971 Wales....... H W 1-0 BC
13-10-1971 USSR........ H D 1-1 ECQ
16-02-1972 Spain....... H D 1-1 ECQ
20-05-1972 Scotland.... H L 0-2 BC
23-05-1972 England..... A W 1-0 BC
27-05-1972 Wales....... A D 0-0 BC
18-10-1972 Bulgaria.... A L 0-3 WCQ
14-02-1973 Cyprus...... A L 0-1 WCQ
28-03-1973 Portugal.... H D 1-1 WCQ
12-05-1973 England..... H L 1-2 BC
16-05-1973 Scotland.... A W 2-1 BC
19-05-1973 Wales....... H W 1-0 BC
14-11-1973 Portugal.... A D 1-1 WCQ
11-05-1974 Scotland.... H W 1-0 BC
15-05-1974 England..... A L 0-1 BC
18-05-1974 Wales....... A L 0-1 BC
04-09-1974 Norway...... A L 1-2 ECQ
30-10-1974 Sweden...... A W 2-0 ECQ
16-04-1975 Yugoslavia.. H W 1-0 ECQ
17-05-1975 England..... H D 0-0 BC
20-05-1975 Scotland.... A L 0-3 BC
23-05-1975 Wales....... H W 1-0 BC
03-09-1975 Sweden...... H L 1-2 ECQ
29-10-1975 Norway...... H W 3-0 ECQ
19-11-1975 Yugoslavia.. A L 0-1 ECQ
03-03-1976 Israel...... A D 1-1 FR
08-05-1976 Scotland.... H L 0-3 BC
11-05-1976 England..... A L 0-4 BC
14-05-1976 Wales....... A L 0-1 BC
13-10-1976 Netherlands. A D 2-2 WCQ
10-11-1976 Belgium..... A L 0-2 WCQ
27-04-1977 West Germany A L 0-5 FR
28-05-1977 England..... H L 1-2 BC
01-06-1977 Scotland.... A L 0-2 BC
03-06-1977 Wales....... H D 1-1 BC
11-06-1977 Iceland..... A L 0-1 WCQ
21-09-1977 Iceland..... H W 2-0 WCQ
12-10-1977 Netherlands. H L 0-1 WCQ
16-11-1977 Belgium..... H W 3-0 WCQ
20-09-1978 Rep. Ireland A D 0-0 ECQ
25-10-1978 Denmark..... H W 2-1 ECQ
29-11-1978 Bulgaria.... A W 2-0 ECQ
07-02-1979 England..... A L 0-4 ECQ
02-05-1979 Bulgaria.... H W 2-0 ECQ
19-05-1979 England..... H L 0-2 BC
22-05-1979 Scotland.... A L 0-1 BC
25-05-1979 Wales....... H D 1-1 BC
06-06-1979 Denmark..... A L 0-4 ECQ
17-10-1979 England..... H L 1-5 ECQ
21-11-1979 Rep. Ireland H W 1-0 ECQ
26-03-1980 Israel...... A D 0-0 WCQ
25-03-1981 Scotland.... A D 1-1 WCQ
29-04-1981 Portugal.... H W 1-0 WCQ
19-05-1981 Scotland.... A L 0-2 BC
03-06-1981 Sweden...... A L 0-1 WCQ
14-10-1981 Scotland.... H D 0-0 WCQ
18-11-1981 Israel...... H W 1-0 WCQ
23-02-1982 England..... A L 0-4 BC
27-05-1982 Wales....... A L 0-3 BC
17-06-1982 Yugoslavia.. N D 0-0 WCF
21-06-1982 Honduras.... N D 1-1 WCF
25-06-1982 Spain....... N W 1-0 WCF
04-07-1982 France...... N L 1-4 WCF
27-04-1983 Albania..... H W 1-0 ECQ
24-05-1983 Scotland.... A D 0-0 BC
28-05-1983 England..... H D 0-0 BC
31-05-1983 Wales....... H L 0-1 BC
21-09-1983 Austria..... H W 3-1 ECQ
12-10-1983 Turkey...... A L 0-1 ECQ
16-11-1983 West Germany A W 1-0 ECQ
13-12-1983 Scotland.... H W 2-0 BC
22-05-1984 Wales....... A D 1-1 BC
27-05-1984 Finland..... A D 1-1 WCQ
12-09-1984 Romania..... H L 0-2 WCQ
14-11-1984 Finland..... H W 3-1 WCQ
27-02-1985 England..... H W 2-1 WCQ
27-03-1985 Spain....... A D 0-0 FR
01-05-1985 Turkey...... H W 2-0 WCQ
11-09-1985 Turkey...... A D 0-0 WCQ
16-10-1985 Romania..... A W 1-0 WCQ
13-11-1985 England..... A D 0-0 WCQ
26-02-1986 France...... A D 0-0 FR
26-03-1986 Denmark..... H D 1-1 FR
23-04-1986 Morocco..... H W 2-1 FR
03-06-1986 Algeria..... N D 1-1 WCF
07-06-1986 Spain....... N L 1-2 WCF
12-06-1986 Brazil...... N L 0-3 WCF 

Summary: 119/0. Won 40, Drew 31, Lost 48.
Goals Conceded: 136; Clean Sheets: 43.

On 3 December 1986 Pat was awarded a testimonial at Windsor Park. A Pat Jennings' Select faced an International XI. The match facts were as follows-

Pat Jennings Select (0)3 [Best (49), Doherty (65), McDowell (82)]
International XI... (1)3 [Stapleton (38), Gibson (47), Kristic(72)]

PJ's Select: Jennings (ex Spurs/Arsenal) [sub: Platt (Coleraine) 59]; McMullan (Larne) [sub: Doherty (Linfield) 59], Worthington (Sheffield Wednesday), Talbot (Stoke City) [sub: Kehoe (Dundalk) 59], Walford (West Ham), Moran (Man. United), Brady (Ascoli), Galvin (Spurs), Clarke (Southampton), Keegan (ex Liverpool/Hamburg), Best (ex Man. United) [sub: Kristic (Derry City) 59].
Manager: Danny Blanchflower

Int'l XI: Grobbelaar (Liverpool) [sub: Dunlop (Linfield) 59]; Sivebaek (Man. United), Kennedy (Sunderland) [sub: McDowell (Coleraine) 59], Donaghy (Luton), McDonald (QPR), Jeffrey (Linfield) [sub: Mooney (Linfield) 59], Healy (Coleraine) [sub: De Gama (Derry City) 59], Webb (Nott'm Forest), Stapleton (Man. United), Gibson (Man. United), Carr (Nott'm Forest).
Manager: Mike England

Referee: Alan Snoddy

(These match details were taken from the 1986/87 Northern Ireland Soccer Yearbook, edited by Malcolm Brodie MBE. I'll let you play spot the anomalies!)

Other players listed in the match progamme, but who did not feature in the above line-ups:
PJ's Select: Gidman (Man. United), Reid (Everton), McGrath (Man. United), Ardilles (Spurs), Rush (Liverpool), Hughton (Spurs), Armstrong (Brighton).
Int'l XI: Shilton (Southampton), Clemence (Spurs), Nicholl (Rangers), Lawrenson (Livrpool), Molby (Liverpool), Sansom (Arsenal), Hoddle (Spurs), Dalglish (Liverpool), Whiteside (Man. United), Aldridge (Oxford), Olsen (Man. United).


Jennings also had two club testimonials, Spurs-Arsenal on 23 November 1976 at White Hart Lane and Arsenal-Spurs on 8 May 1985 at Highbury (termed a Farewell Match)!


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have the players who took part in Pat's testimonial? I am looking for details on a lad called David Sykes.

jcd said...

I've added the details of Pat's 1986 Testimonial at Windsor Park to the main bio.

I can find no mention of a David Sykes. Have you any further details on him and I'll see what I can find (clubs, position, international recognition, etc?)

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