Irish Footballers that Played for Manchester
United - Sonny Feehan
John Ignatius 'Sonny Feehan' Feehan -
Sonny Feehan was born
in Dublin on 17 September 1926. Feehan was a goalkeeper and had played
League of Ireland football
with Bohemians and Waterford
United. Feehan signed for Manchester United from Waterford in 1948.
John Ignatius Feehan & Manchester
Sonny Feehan made his Manchester
United debut a year after he signed, on 5 November 1949, in Division One
match at Old Trafford against Huddersfield Town. In front of more than
40,000 fans Feehan kept a clean sheet as United ran out comfortable 6-0
winners. Feehan was filling in for United's regular goalkeeper Jack Crompton.
An injury to Crompton allowed Feehan a more extended run of matches later
Due to competition from
other goalkeepers at United and the signing of QPR's Reg Allen Sonny Feehan's
days with the Reds were numbered. Feehan made a total of just 14 appearances
for Manchester United, 12 in the League and two in the FA Cup. His last
start for Man Utd was on 7 April 1950 against Birmingham City at Old Trafford.
Feehan conceded two goals as Birmingham won 0-2. In August 1950 Sonny
Feehan was sold by Manchester United to Northampton Town for £525.
Sonny Feehan never had the opportunity to represent Ireland at full international
John Ignatius Feehan - Manchester United
& Ireland Statistics