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Has anyone crossed two bigger derby divides than Alex Greenwood? | The Knowledge

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“Alex Greenwood has signed for Manchester City Women, which means she’ll have played for City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton. Can any player (male or female) match those pairs of local rivals?” asks Derrick Cameron.

We have covered this question before, back in 2007, and Greenwood shares the honour of having crossed the derby divide in both Manchester and Liverpool with Peter Beardsley. “His stints at the two Merseyside clubs are both fairly memorable,” writes Chris Page. “Bookending those are a single league cup game for United in the early 80s, and a brief loan spell at City towards the end of his career. And that, as they say, appears to be your lot. The closest other name I could get was John Gidman, who along with winning a solitary England cap in 1977, played for three of the four clubs, plus began his career in the Liverpool youth team but without ever making their first team.

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