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