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Sammy Morgan

Personal information
Full nameSamuel John Morgan
Date of birth03 December 1946(age 70)
Place of birthBelfast, Northern Ireland
Height6 ft 1 in
Playing positionForward

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:For the mixed martial arts fighter of the same name, see Sammy Morgan (fighter)Samuel John (Sammy) Morgan (born 3 December 1946 in Belfast) is a Northern Irish former footballer, who now works as Academy Manager at Ipswich Town.

Moving from non-league Gorleston to Port Vale in 1970, the young forward picked up the club's Player of the Year award 1972, before winning a move to Aston Villa the following year. Villa won promotion out of the Second Division in 1974 75, though he was never a first team regular and so sold on to Brighton & Hove Albion later in 1975. Helping Brighton to promotion out of the Third Division in 1976 77, following this success he moved on to Cambridge United. With United he won promotion out of the third tier for a second successive season, before moving on to Sparta Rotterdam in the Netherlands. In 1979 he transferred to FC Groningen, helpign them to the Eerste Divisie title in 1979 80. He then returned to his native Gorleston, who he later managed.

Between 1972 and 1978 he won eighteen caps for Northern Ireland, and scored three goals at international level. These goals came against Spain, Cyprus, and Norway.

After his retirement he worked behind the scenes at various Football League clubs.

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