Garry Birtles

Date of birth27 July 1956
Place of birthNottingham
NationalityEnglish
PositionForward

A sensational signing (£1.25m) and gifted striker who simply could not score in his first season. Returned to Forest after two miserable years at Old Trafford. These days Garry is a TV pundit.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Nottingham Forest 01 Dec 1976 01 Oct 1980
Manchester United 01 Oct 1980 01 Sep 1982
Nottingham Forest 01 Sep 1982 01 Jun 1987
Notts County 01 Jun 1987 01 Jul 1989

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1978-79 Nottingham Forest European Cup 1
1978-79 Nottingham Forest League Cup 1
2
1979-80 Nottingham Forest European Cup 1
1979-80 Nottingham Forest League Cup 1
1980-81 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1
1980-81 Manchester United League Division One 25
1981-82 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1981-82 Manchester United League Cup 2
1981-82 Manchester United League Division One 32
1
11


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Mar 1979 Nottingham Forest v Southampton W 3-2 League Cup Final
30 May 1979 Malmo FF v Nottingham Forest W 0-1 European Cup Final
15 Mar 1980 Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-1 League Cup Final
28 May 1980 Hamburger SV v Nottingham Forest W 0-1 European Cup Final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1979-80 England B International 1
1979-80 England International Friendly
1
1979-80 England UEFA European Championship 1
1979-80 England UEFA Under-21 1
1
1
1980-81 England FIFA World Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
20 Nov 1979 England v Bulgaria W 5-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 1
26 Mar 1980 England v Spain W 1-0 B INTER
16 Apr 1980 England v East Germany L 1-2 UEFA Under-21 Semi-final
13 May 1980 England v Argentina W 3-1 International Friendly
15 Jun 1980 Italy v England L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
15 Oct 1980 Romania v England L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.