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Norwich City top 100 appearances: Jeremy Goss (48)

PUBLISHED: 06:00 05 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:11 15 January 2020

Norwich City's Jerry Goss serves up some fantasy football in Munich. Picture: Archant

Norwich City's Jerry Goss serves up some fantasy football in Munich. Picture: Archant

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238 appearances/23 goals

Jeremy Goss will be forever remembered for THAT goal against Bayern Munich - but there is so much more about the former midfielder.

Born in Cyprus and a Wales international, Goss was Mr Patience: for almost a decade he waited to become a regular at City - he was named as a substitute no fewer than 78 times in his 11 years as a member of the senior squad, mostly in the days before his Uefa Cup heroics. On 38 occasions he failed to get on the field.

First team football was a tough nut.

But good things come to those that wait - and work very hard.

Jeremy Goss and keeper Bryan Gunn celebrate after the famous win at the Olympic Stadium in Munich. Picture: ArchantJeremy Goss and keeper Bryan Gunn celebrate after the famous win at the Olympic Stadium in Munich. Picture: Archant

As City ended the brave new world of the inaugural Premier League in 1992-93, Goss was put on to centre stage by manager Mike Walker. He scored spectacular goals as City finished third in the top flight - a remarkable achievement and still the club's best season ever. It meant qualification for the Uefa Cup - and the legend was born.

City headed to Munich's Olympic Stadium where no English club side had won. Until Goss ripped up the history books with a stunning volley that beat Bayern keeper Raimond Aumann all ends up.

It has become one of the iconic moments in the club's history, a moment which made Jeremy Goss a household name.

City fans won't have forgotten others - another stunner against Leeds in the opening exchanges of the 93-94 season and the last goal in front of the terraced Kop at Anfield, which wasn't shabby.

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NORWICH V LEEDS - JEREMY GOSS SCORES GOAL

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City were relegated at the end of 94-95 and Goss, arguably, was never part of new boss Martin O'Neill's plans.

His career took him on to Hearts in 1996 and then Colchester before he signed for King's Lynn.

He retired in 1999, and went back to Carrow Road as a community ambassador until January 2010, when the role was axed.

Goss is now heavily involved in charitable causes: he spends most of his time supporting the Norfolk and Norwich Association of the Blind and raising funds from various stunts - including a 1,300-mile sponsored cycle ride, retracing the 1993 Uefa Cup run from Norwich to Vitesse Arnhem, Munich, to Milan.


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