Jimmy Conway (footballer) is confirmed dead at the age of 73.
Jimmy was best known as a Irish footballer .
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Jimmy Conway
Personal information
Full nameJames Patrick Conway
Date of birth(1946-08-10)10 August 1946
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Date of death14 February 2020(2020-02-14) (aged 73)
Playing positionMidfielder
Youth career
Stella Maris
Senior career*
1976–1978Manchester City13(1)
1978–1980Portland Timbers61(7)
1978→ Athlone Town (loan)5(0)
1980–1982Portland Timbers (indoor)8(2)
National team
1966–1977Republic of Ireland[1]20(3)
Teams managed
1980–1982Portland Timbers (assistant)
1982–1988Pacific University
1988–1996Oregon State Beavers
2000–2009Portland Timbers (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
James Patrick Conway (10 August 1946 – 14 February 2020) was an Irish international association footballer who played professionally in Ireland, England and the United States. He earned 20 caps for the Republic of Ireland national football team, playing mainly as a midfielder, and coached extensively at the professional and collegiate levels in the United States.
1 Player
1.1 Professional
1.2 International
2 Manager
3 References
4 External links
Born in Dublin, Conway began his career with Stella Maris. From there he moved to Bohemians in 1964 as a senior in his home city. In 1966, he moved to Fulham. A midfielder or winger, he spent ten years at Craven Cottage, scoring 67 times in 314 League games before a £30,000 fee brought him north to join Manchester City in August 1976. He was a member of the Fulham side that reached the 1975 FA Cup Final. He played with his brother John at Fulham and his brother Tom also played professionally. Having played just 13 times for City, scoring the winning goal in the final game of the season against Coventry City when Manchester City came second to Liverpool in 1977, he moved to the Portland Timbers of the North American Soccer League for £10,000 on 17 January 1978. He spent three seasons with the Timbers.
At the international level, Conway earned 20 caps for the Republic of Ireland.
In 1980, Conway became a player-coach with the Portland Timbers. In 1982, he became the head coach of the Pacific University men's team. In 1988, he became the first collegiate head men's soccer coach in Oregon State University history. He coached the Beavers from 1988 to 1996, and compiled a 97-89-13 record at the helm. In November 2000, he became an assistant coach with the Portland Timbers of the USL First Division.
His son, Paul also had a professional career.
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