Walsall player 324. Donald Ralph “Don” Goodman


Donald Ralph “Don” Goodman (born 9 May 1966) is an English former professional footballer who played as a striker. Born in Leeds, Goodman played for the Hunslet Club as a child before going on to Bradford City, West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Barnsley, Motherwell, Walsall, Exeter City,Doncaster Rovers and Stafford Rangers.
On 11 May 1985, his ex-girlfriend died in the Valley Parade fire disaster. He was playing in that match. His professional career spanned for 20 years, during which he played nearly 600 Football League games and scored 162 goals.

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More recently, Goodman has been covering Football League matches for Sky Sports.
He was part of the Walsall team that won the Football League Second Division play-off final: 2001.

Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1987 Bradford City 70 (14)
1987–1991 West Bromwich Albion 158 (60)
1991–1994 Sunderland 116 (40)
1994–1998 Wolverhampton Wanderers 125 (33)
1998–1999 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 10 (2)
1998–1999 Barnsley (loan) 8 (0)
1999 Motherwell (loan) 8 (1)
1999–2001 Motherwell 47 (8)
2001–2002 Walsall 25 (3)
2002–2003 Exeter City 13 (1)
2003 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 6 (0)
2003–2004 Stafford Rangers
Total 586 (162)
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