LEGENDS PROFILE

Joe Spence

Born : 15 Dec 1898
Signed : 01 Mar 1919
Debut : 30 Aug 1919 v Derby County (A) League
Goals total : 168
Appearances total : 510
Position: : Forward
Left United : 01 Jun 1933  

major honours and it was not until he he left United in 1933 that he lifted any silverware – the Third Division North Championship with Chesterfield, in 1936.

It was his misfortune to be at Old Trafford during such a time of transition, but in a period when United teams often failed to produce the goods, his entertaining presence was a true highlight.

He remains among the top 10-appearance makers for the club and his 481 league games was a record that stood for 40 years until surpassed by Bill Foulkes. Joe later returned to work for United in a coaching and scouting role.

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