Did he really play for us?

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Remember the player as one of the many talents under Big Ron at West Brom mid to late 70’s and was the first Englishman to play for Real Madrid making 44 apps for them.

A very skillfull winger who I certainly wouldn’t associate with our club. Record has it he made 5 apps for us season 82-83.

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Anyone think of any other players who actually played for us ?
 
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Not particularly obscure but imagine if he was 2-3 years younger, we would have had the perfect successor to Rio/Vida instead of wasting so many years on dumb and dumber :(
 

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Not particularly obscure but imagine if he was 2-3 years younger, we would have had the perfect successor to Rio/Vida instead of wasting so many years on dumb and dumber :(
Think even then his dream was to play for his boyhood club.

He does always speak very highly of United though and when there were Pep-City links, he immediately shut it down and has said many times if there was no Barca he'd only play for United.

EDIT: Also said this last season: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47874202
 

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Remember the player as one of the many talents under Big Ron at West Brom mid to late 70’s and was the first Englishman to play for Real Madrid making 44 apps for them.

A very skillfull winger who I certainly wouldn’t associate with our club. Even though he did only make 5 apps for us season 82-83

Laurie Cunningham

Anyone think of any other players who actually played for us ?
I never even knew that he did (although I remember him at Madrid)! Surprised to hear about a loan from Madrid by the way, never knew that we had one of those. There's, of course, the famous story about Di Stefano wanting to come here after the Munich's disaster (and Madrid was actually willing to grant him his wish), but I think FA actually forbade as from accepting it :houllier:
 

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Can't post images that potentially could have had people guessing, but... Josh Harrop.

Ok, fairs. It's not that long ago. But I reckon a few has forgotten already, no?

Could be worth storing the name at the back of your head. Easily a trivia question a few years down (only player with as many goals as games for us as far as I know, at least in modern times).
 

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It sometimes feels weird that Cristiano Ronaldo played for us, possibly because of the behemoth he's turned into and the fact it feels like it was 100 years ago. The fact he's still at the very top now, for some reason makes it feel like he's a different player because it couldn't possibly be the same guy as the one who started tearing it up for us in 2003(!)