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NFM: Glass boots donated today

8 May 2014

Jimmy Glass donates boots to National Football Museum

Legendary footballer Jimmy Glass is the latest contributor to the National Football Museum after donating his infamous boots, which paved his way into the football history books. 

Jimmy scored the winning last minute goal which kept Carlisle United in the Football League in the 1998-99 season. Notable enough. But what makes this truly special is that Jimmy was the team’s goalkeeper.

And his mammoth contribution to the team’s fortunes that day was one of only three appearances he made for the club. His story has since become legend across the footballing world.

On May 8 this year, exactly 15 years to the day since his breath-taking goal with just 10 seconds of the match remaining spared Carlisle the pain of falling out of the football league, Jimmy was at the National Football Museum in Manchester to witness his boots take pride of place alongside other all important historical football memorabilia.
 
Jimmy, 40, joined Carlisle after three seasons playing for Bournemouth from 1996–1998. Bournemouth was the only Football League club for whom Glass was a regular member of the first team and he eventually retired from football in 2001 aged 27
 
Kevin Moore, Director of the National Football Museum said: “Jimmy’s legendary moment of fame came on 8 May 1999, in the final match of the 1998–99 season against Plymouth Argyle, which Carlisle needed to win to avoid relegation. With the score 1–1 and with only ten seconds remaining, Carlisle won a corner and Jimmy came up from his own penalty area and promptly scored a last minute goal, volleying the ball in after the Plymouth goalkeeper had parried out Scott Dobie's goal bound header. 

“Carlisle got the win they needed and Scarborough were relegated to the Football Conference instead after a 1–1 draw with Peterborough.”

Jimmy’s Boots will now then go on display at the museum with an exhibited explanation of just why they are so iconic.

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