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John Ignatius 'Sonny' Feehan

Irish Footballers that Played for Manchester United - Sonny Feehan

John Ignatius 'Sonny Feehan' Feehan - Introduction

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 United

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 that season.

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 level.

John Ignatius Feehan - Manchester United & Ireland Statistics

Ignatius Feehan was born on
17 August 1926 in Dublin
Ignatius Feehan died
11 March 1995
Playing Position
Joined Manchester United
Manchester United Debut
5 November 1949 V Huddersfield Town
Last Appearance for Man Utd
7 April 1950 V Birmingham City
Left Manchester United
No. of Games Played for Utd
Goals scored for Man Utd
Honours Won by Ignatius Feehan
Other Clubs
Waterford United, Northampton
Republic of Ireland Caps
Goals scored for Ireland

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