Forgotten Histories

Journeyman "Jack" of Bogotá

by Richard McColl, freelance foreign correspondent, political analyst and academic

Winner of 13 awards in Spain with Barcelona, Espanyol and Valencia, Peruvian champions with Universitario of Lima and triumphing in the Copa America with Peru before arriving in Colombia and coaching Independiente de Santa Fe in Bogotá, Jack Greenwell, of Crook Town, County Durham, is arguably the most successful English football coach to have ever plied his trade overseas.

This begs the question: why does he remain an almost forgotten footnote in the archives of international football?

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