Joe Corrigan

Joe Corrigan

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Joe Corrigan

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Joseph Thomas Corrigan (born 18 November 1948 in Manchester), is a former football goalkeeper who played for Manchester City and England. He is currently goalkeeping coach at Hull City.

Career

Corrigan joined Manchester City as a youth player in 1966. He made his debut in 1967, in a League Cup match against Blackpool. Corrigan established himself in the first team during the 1969–70 season, and was part of the Manchester City team which won a cup double of the European Cup Winners Cup and the League Cup. He was also a member of the 1976 League Cup winning side. His debut appearance for England came on 28 May 1976 against Italy, the first of a total of 9 caps, and he was part of the England squad for the 1982 FIFA World Cup. Corrigan also appeared for Manchester City in the 1981 FA Cup Final defeat by Tottenham Hotspur. He would undoubtedly have played more time for England if his chances had not been limited by Peter Shilton and Ray Clemence. In total Corrigan made 592 appearances for Manchester City, a figure beaten only by Alan Oakes, and a club record for a goalkeeper. He also won Manchester City's Player of the Year award three times, a feat matched only by Richard Dunne.

In 1983 Corrigan was sold to American club Seattle Sounders for £30,000. Corrigan stayed in the US only a few months, making 29 Appearances before returning to England with Brighton. At the end of his career he also had spells on loan at Stoke City and Norwich. Corrigan retired in 1985 following a...
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