Jimmy Montgomery, BEM (born 9 October 1943) is an English retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He made a record 627 appearances for his hometown club Sunderland with 537 of these appearances being in the league, after joining the club as a youngster in 1960.
|Date of birth||9 October 1943|
|Place of birth||Hendon, Sunderland, England|
|1976||→ Southampton (loan)||5||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Montgomery featured for Sunderland in the 1973 FA Cup Final, where they beat Leeds United 1–0 to win the FA Cup for only the second time in their history. His most memorable contribution in that match was a double save from Trevor Cherry and Peter Lorimer which prevented Leeds from equalising. This was described in an internet article in 2012 as the greatest double save ever.
As a playerEdit
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