2 November 2006

Norman Whiteside

The legendary "boy-man" of Northern Ireland's early-eighties exploits, Norman Whiteside achieved so much at such a young age only for his career to end prematurely through injury...

Name: Norman John Whiteside
Born: 7 May 1965, Belfast
Height: 6.02 ft
Position: 12.08 st
Position: Forward/Midfielder

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 38 Full Caps/9 Goals (1982-1989), 1 Under-23 Cap (1989), Youth Caps, 8 Schoolboy Caps; Football League (1987).
Club Honours: (with Man. United) FA Cup Winner 1982/83, 1984/85; Football League Cup Runner-Up 1982/83.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Other
Man. Utd
81/82-88/89
Jun-81
Apprentice
193(13)/47
24(0)/10
26(3)/ 9
11(2)/1
*6(0)/1
Everton
89/90-90/91
Jul-89
£600,000
27 (2)/ 9
6(0)/ 3
2(0)/ 1
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-
TOTALS
£600,000
220(15)/56
30(0)/13
26(3)/10
11(2)/1
6(0)/1
* 2(0)/0 Charity Shield; 4(0)/1 Screen Sport Super Cup

Biography:
When Norman Whiteside, aged just 17 years and 41 days, took to the field for Northern Ireland opening match of the 1982 World Cup Finals in Spain he took Pele's record as the youngest ever player to appear at the Finals - a record which he still holds. By the end of the following season Whiteside had become the youngest ever goalscorer in a Wembley final - against Liverpool in the Milk Cup - and also the youngest ever scorer in an FA Cup final - against Brighton. By the time he was twenty he'd scored the winner in another FA Cup Final - a curling effort against Everton - and at 21 he appeared at his second World Cup Finals tournament. From then on injuries began to take their toll, and just past his 26th birthday, Norman Whiteside was forced to retire due to a knee injury.


Full bio to follow...


ManUtdZone Profile
RedCafe Profile
Wikipedia Article
NormanWhiteside.com


Where are they now? Recently opened a Podiatrist clinic near Old Trafford where he still works as a Match Day Host.


Norman Whiteside Books



Northern Ireland Cap Details:
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
01-07-1982 Austria..... N D 2-2 WCF
04-07-1982 France...... N L 1-4 WCF
17-11-1982 West Germany H W 1-0 ECQ
15-12-1982 Albania..... A D 0-0 ECQ
30-03-1983 Turkey...... A W 2-1 ECQ
21-09-1983 Austria..... H W 3-1 ECQ 1 Goal
12-10-1983 Turkey...... A L 0-1 ECQ
16-11-1983 West Germany A W 1-0 ECQ 1 Goal
13-12-1983 Scotland.... H W 2-0 BC. 1 Goal
04-04-1984 England..... A L 0-1 BC
22-05-1984 Wales....... A D 1-1 BC
27-05-1984 Finland..... A D 1-1 WCQ
12-09-1984 Romania..... H W 3-2 WCQ 1 Goal
16-10-1984 Israel...... H W 3-0 FR. 1 Goal
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 2 Goals
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 1 Goal
07-06-1986 Spain....... N L 1-2 WCF
12-06-1986 Brazil...... N L 0-3 WCF
15-10-1986 England..... A L 0-3 ECQ
18-02-1987 Israel...... A D 1-1 FR
01-04-1987 England..... H L 0-2 ECQ
29-04-1987 Yugoslavia.. H L 1-2 ECQ
11-11-1987 Turkey...... H W 1-0 ECQ
23-03-1988 Poland...... H D 1-1 FR
27-04-1988 France...... H D 0-0 FR
06-09-1989 Hungary..... H L 1-2 WCQ 1 Goal
11-10-1989 Rep. Ireland A L 0-3 WCQ


Summary: 38/9. Won: 14, Drew: 14, Lost: 10.

Northern Ireland Under-23 Cap Details:
11-04-1989 Rep. Ireland A L 0-3 FR

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

Record as Captain:
Span
First Match
Pl
W
D
L
F
A
.GD.
Win %
Pts %
W/L
1988-1989
22/03/88
3
0
1
2
2
6
-4
0.0%
11.1%
-2






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