Goodwin won back-to-back league titles with Manchester United in seven years at Old Trafford, during which he also managed to make 11 first-class appearances for Lancashire County Cricket Club.
He helped Sir Matt Busby's side battle back from the Munich air disaster in 1958, but was not on the plane as he had been left out of the squad for the quarter-final tie with Red Star Belgrade.
Goodwin left for Leeds in 1960 and made 120 appearances for the club before suffering a triple leg fracture which would eventually end his playing career.
He joined Scunthorpe as player-manager in 1964, featuring in only six games due to his injury, and handed England legend Ray Clemence his debut.
Following a stint with New York Generals he returned to the UK to take charge of Brighton and Hove Albion before taking over at Birmingham in 1970.
He led the Blues to promotion to the First Division in 1972 and gave Trevor Francis his first league start in 1971.
In 1976 he returned to America to become the first coach and president of the Minnesota Kicks where he remained until the early 1980s before retiring.
He settled in the US and lived there until his death in Gig Harbour, Washington.