LEGENDS PROFILE

Joe Cassidy

Born : 30 Jul 1872
Signed : 01 Mar 1893
Debut : 31 March 1893 v Stoke City (H) League
Goals total : 99
Appearances total : 167
Position: : Forward
Left United : 01 Apr 1900  

His ton made him United's all-time top scorer until Sandy Turnbull reached treble figures in 1914. It also made him a valuable asset, a point not lost on Newton Heath's cash-strapped directors when a bid came in from across town. Reluctantly, Cassidy was sold to Manchester City in April 1900 for £250.

City made a loss on Cassidy 12 months later when they sold him to Middlesbrough for £75 after a disappointing season.

He fared better at Boro, scoring 34 goals in 135 games, but clearly his best years were behind him - those he spent as a Newton Heath hero.

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