|Full name Jimmy Montgomery|
Name Jimmy Montgomery
Date joined 1960
|Date of birth (1943-10-09) 9 October 1943 (age 72)|
Place of birth Hendon, Sunderland, England
Similar People Ian Porterfield, Bob Stokoe, Bobby Kerr, Len Ashurst, Charlie Hurley
Jimmy Montgomery (Ex-Footballer) on Sunderland Carers Centre
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.
- Jimmy Montgomery Ex Footballer on Sunderland Carers Centre
- Football career
- As a player
- After his playing career ended
In June 2015, Montgomery was awarded the British Empire Medal for his services to football in the Queen's birthday honours list.
He made his debut aged only 18 against Walsall, going on to serve 17 years at the club.
In the late 1960s, alongside Cecil Irwin, Len Ashurst, Martin Harvey, Charlie Hurley and Jim McNab, Montgomery formed one of the most notable and most settled back fives in Sunderland's history.
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 is considered by many to be the greatest double save ever.
Montgomery also played for Southampton, Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest. After he retired as a player Montgomery returned to Birmingham City and Sunderland as a goalkeeping coach.