Terry Gennoe

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Terry Gennoe
Personal information
Full name Terry Gennoe
Date of birth (1953-03-16) 16 March 1953 (age 64)
Place of birth Shrewsbury, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1974 Bury 3 (0)
1975–1978 Halifax Town 78 (0)
1978–1980 Southampton 36 (0)
1980–1981 Crystal Palace (loan) 3 (0)
1981–1991 Blackburn Rovers 289 (0)
Total 409 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Terry Gennoe (born 16 March 1953 in Shrewsbury) is a former footballer and is currently the first team goalkeeping coach at Aston Villa.[1][2]


Playing career[edit]

Gennoe began his career at Bury and moved to Halifax Town making 78 league appearances, then to Southampton (where he played against Nottingham Forest in the 1979 League Cup Final, and also made 36 league appearances for the club, then onto Crystal Palace (on loan), making 3 league appearances, before moving to Blackburn Rovers, where he made 289 league appearances in his decade at the club. He still holds the club record for the most league appearances by a Rovers goalkeeper.[3] Brad Friedel left Blackburn after 8 seasons in 2008, having made 287 league appearances, just two matches short of Gennoe's club record.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

Gennoe hung up his gloves in 1991 but continued as a goalkeeping coach at Ewood Park. His 16-year stint at Rovers ended over a contract dispute in 1997 but he was soon back working for Kenny Dalglish and with Shay Given at Newcastle United. Gennoe left Tyneside in 1999 to take up a similar post at Celtic where he remained until 2005.[3]

On 4 July 2006, Gennoe returned to Newcastle United for a second spell.[5] [6]

In September 2011, Gennoe returned after three and a half years out of the game to be the new first team goalkeeping coach at Villa Park, replacing Rafa Gonzalez. He was reunited with Shay Given, who he had previously coached at Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United. [1]


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