1999
Mike Thresher, 28/12/1999, aged 68
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Bristol City (378). Full-back who stayed at Bristol City from 1954 until 1965. Won a Third Division (South) Championship medal at the end of his first season with the club. Endured relegation from the Second Division to the Third in 1960. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Brian Turner, 01/12/1999, aged 62
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Bury (454), Oldham Athletic (11). Team captain throughout much of the 1960's. Ever present in Bury's 1960/61 Division Three Championship team and also in the 1967/8 promotion side. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Alan Ross, 02/11/1999, aged 57
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Luton Town (0), Carlisle United (466). Part of the Carlisle United team which won promotion to the First Division in 1974.

The 1970/71 FKS album notes: "Scottish born goalkeeper once on Luton Town's books but since joining Carlisle United in June 1963 has developed into the fringe of international honours. Has played in well over 200 matches for the club. Height 5ft 10¾in. Wt. 10.7½."
Dave Bickles, 01/11/1999, aged 55
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West Ham United (25), Colchester United (67). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Johnny (Budgie) Byrne, 27/10/1999, aged 60
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Crystal Palace (256), West Ham United (156), Fulham (18). Included in Alf Ramsey’s original 26 man squad for the 1966 World Cup finals but was omitted from the final 22 chosen to contest the final. Moved to South Africa in 1969 and remained there for the rest of his life.

The 1966/67 A&BC card notes: "West Ham centre forward. A highly gifted player who can fill any of the forward positions. Johnny has been capped eleven times for England, but was passed over for the 1966 World Cup. Recalled for the English League v. the Irish League in September 1966 he gave an impressive performance, cracking home four of England's goals in their record 12-0 win. He gained a Cup-winner's medal with West Ham in 1964, and a European Cup-winner's medal in 1965. Height 5' 8½". Weight 11st. 7lb.".
Ron Reynolds, 02/06/1999, aged 71
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Aldershot (114), Tottenham Hotspur (86), Southampton (90).
Andy McGowan, 05/05/1999, aged 42
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Northampton Town (105). Part of the Northampton team which won promotion from Division Four in 1975/76. Died after failing to recover from anaesthetic whilst undergoing a knee operation Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Gordon Hodgson, ??/04/1999, aged 46
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Newcastle United (9), Mansfield Town (184), Oxford United (67), Peterborough United (44).

The 1978/79 Sun Soccercard states: "Gordon's League appearances were limited with his first club Newcastle United. After only a handful of games he moved to Mansfield Town in June, 1974 for a substantial fee. Since signing he can hardly complain of not playing! Gordon is so consistent in his stylish play from midfield that he has not missed a League game in the past three seasons".
Dennis Viollet, 06/03/1999, aged 65
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Manchester United (258), Stoke City (182). Played in 1955/56 and 1956/57 United teams which won the First Division title. Died at home in the U.S. from a brain tumour following a long illness.

The 1966/67 A&BC card notes: "Stoke City centre forward. A free scoring centre forward with two English caps. Denis switched to right half at the start of the 1966-67 season. Began his career with Manchester United before being transferred to Stoke where he played a vital part in their successful promotion campaign of 1962-63. Height 5' 8". Weight 11st.".
Arthur Mann, 03/02/1999, aged 51
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Hearts, Manchester City (35), Blackpool (3), Notts County (253), Shrewsbury Town (8), Mansfield Town (79). Killed when a forklift truck overturned onto him.

The FKS 1970/71 album notes: "Was a 65,000 full-back capture from Hearts' in November 1968 but after his debut v West Ham made only a few appearances before being recalled in February 1970, when he enjoyed another run in the Maine Road side. HT. 5ft. 9in. Wt. 10.10.".
Allen Bradbury, ??/??/1999
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Barnsley (69), Hartlepool United (7). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
John (Jack) Burkitt, ??/??/1999
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Coventry City (5), Bradford City (9). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Joe Hayes, ??/??/1999
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Manchester City (331), Barnsley (25). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Walter Joyce, ??/??/1999, aged 62
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Burnley (70), Blackburn Rovers (120), Oldham Athletic (71). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
1998
John McGrath25/12/1998, aged 60
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Bolton Wanderers (0), Bury (148), Newcastle United (170), Southampton (168), Brighton and Hove Albion (3).

The FKS 1968/69 album notes: "Spent six years with Bury where he developed into a rock-like pivot. Once on Bolton's books as an amateur he linked up with Newcastle United in February 1961. Came to the Dell seven years later. Manchester born Under-23 international.".
Brian Lewis, 14/12/1998, aged 55
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Crystal Palace (32), Portsmouth (194), Coventry City (35), Luton Town (50), Oxford United (14), Colchester United (46), Hastings.

The FKS 1968/69 album notes: "A Crystal Palace discovery he was transferred to Portsmouth where he made his name as a valuable utility player appearing in seven different positions. Coventry paid £20,000 for him in January 1967. Professional since April 1960.".
John Osborne, 07/11/1998, aged 57
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Chesterfield (110), West Bromwich Albion (250), Wallsall (3).

The FKS 1968/69 album notes: "Clean handling, courageous goalkeeper secured from Chesterfield in January 1967. Was an England schoolboy international at the same time as Talbot. Was on Chesterfield's books as an amateur before turning professional in September 1960.".
Dick Sheppard, 18/10/1998, aged 53
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West Bromwich Albion (39), Bristol Rovers (151), Torquay United (2).

The FK 1968/69 album notes: "Bristol-born player who made his name as a local schoolboy representative. Favours the spectacular style of goalkeeping. A Hawthorns apprentice in August 1960 and a full-timer in February 1963. First League appearance in October 1965.".
Laurie Brown, 30/09/1998, aged 61
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Bishop Auckland, Darlington (3), Northampton Town (33), Arsenal (101), Tottenham Hotspur (62), Norwich City (81), Bradford Park Avenue (36). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Hugh McGrogan, 02/09/1998, aged 41
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Oxford United (126), Carlisle United (2). Died in a car accident. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Ian Main, 16/08/1998, aged 38
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Gloucester City, Exeter City (78). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Peter Springett, ??/08/1998, aged 51
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Q.P.R. (137), Sheffield Wednesday (180), Barnsley (191).

The FK 1968/69 album notes: "Younger brother of the club's former goalkeeper for whom he was exchanged in May 1967 from Queen's Park Rangers. Has poise and positional sense. League debut April 1963. Youth and Under-23 honours.".
Keith Newton, 17/06/1998, aged 56
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Blackburn Rovers (306), Everton (49), Burnley (209).

The FKS Mexico 70 album notes: "Has appeared for England in both full-back positions during his 19 appearances in full colours for his country. Also had four outings in the Under-23 range. Blackburn Rovers to Everton for £90,000 in December 1969.".
Justin Fashanu, 02/05/1998, aged 37
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Norwich City (90), Nottingham Forest (32), Southampton (9), Notts County (64), Brighton and Hove Albion (16), Manchester City (2), West Ham United (2), Leyton Orient (5), Torquay United (41). Committed suicide.

The FKS Soccer Stars 80 sticker notes: "Centre-forward who signed professional forms at 17 in December 1978 and finished the season as the first choice in attack. Was a junior ABA boxing champion.".
Peter Sillett, 13/03/1998, aged 65, cancer
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Southampton (59), Chelsea (260). Full-back who gained 3 full England caps.
John Hardman, ??/03/1998, aged 57
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Rochdale (40). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Robbie James, 18/02/1998, aged 40
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Swansea City (483), Stoke City (48), Q.P.R. (87), Leicester City (23), Bradford City (89), Cardiff City (51). Collapsed while playing football.

The FK Soccer 82 album notes: "Striker. Dangerous, goalscoring centre-forward who has made over 300 appearances for Swansea. Another of City's Welsh internationals. Born Swansea. Ht. 5' 10". Wt. 12. 1½.".
Bobby Nash, ??/02/1998
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Q.P.R. (17), Exeter City (1), Hastings United, Rye Town, Three Bridges. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Ian Moores, 13/01/1998, aged 43, lung cancer
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Stoke City (50), Tottenham Hotspur (29), Orient(117), Bolton Wanderers (26), Barnsley (3).

One of Ian's brothers had kindly supplied the following additional information "As an apprentice professional at Stoke City, he spent the close season one year playing for Western Suburbs in Sydney, Australia. Later in his career he moved from the UK and played for 5 years for APOEL Nicosia in Cyprus. He finished his playing days as a semi professional playing for Tamworth FC. Where he helped them to win the FA Vase. He retired from the game in 1990. He continued his connection with the game by coaching an under 16 team at Biddulph, Staffordshire where he lived. He coached them until he was taken ill in September 1997. After a short illness he passed away in the following January".

The 1978/79 Sun Soccercard notes: "Striker costing Orient £65,000 when signed from Tottenham in October, 1978. Ian made a great start with his new club by scoring both Orient goals in a 2-0 win at Charlton on 6th October, 1978. Won England Under-23 caps with his first club Stoke City and was transferred to Tottenham at the start of the 1976-77 season".
David Bairstow, 05/01/1998, aged 46
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Bradford City (17). Yorkshire and England wicketkeeper. Hanged himself at his home, although the coroner recorded an open verdict saying that he was not convinced Bairstow had meant to kill himself. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Bobby Jones, ??/??/1998
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Southport (22), Chester (166), Blackburn Rovers (49).
Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
John Saunders, ??/??/1998
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Mansfield Town (89), Huddersfield Town (121), Barnsley (149), Lincoln City (26), Doncaster Rovers (28). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Graham Shaw, ??/??/1998
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Sheffield United (439), Doncaster Rovers (22).

The 1966/67 A&BC card notes: "Sheffield United left back. A vastly experienced player. Graham only took part in two of Sheffield United's league games last season, but is a valuable member of their first-team squad. Capped five times for England, he has been with 'United' all his life. Height 5' 8". Weight 11st. 8lbs.".
Phil Thomas, ??/??/1998
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Colchester United (108). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
1997
Billy Bremner, 07/12/1997, aged 54
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Leeds United (587), Hull City (61), Doncaster Rovers (5).

The 1976/77 FKS album notes: "Vastly experienced midfield player and captain who has won schools, Under-23 and 54 full caps for Scotland as well as completing more than 550 League appearances. Signed by the Club from Gowanhill Juniors as a lad. Ht. 5ft. 5½in. Wt. 9.13.".
Ray Bridgett, 02/10/1997, aged 50, cancer
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Nottingham Forest (4).

The FKS 1971/72 album notes: "Wallsall-born but locally-developed full-back who was signed from school and turned professional in May 1964. Made his first senior appearance against Leeds United in November 1967 but found further opportunities more restricted. Ht. 5ft. 10½in. Wt. 11.8.".

Ray's son has kindly added "He was on loan at Nuneaton for a while then he played for Oldbury, Rushall, and finished up at Blakenhall in Walsall where he also managed till he hung up his boots in 1984 . Sadly he died of cancer on 2/10/97, but left a lot of happy memories".
Ivor Allchurch, 10/07/1997, aged 67
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Swansea Town (445), Newcastle United (143), Cardiff City (103). Awarded M.B.E. in 1966. Played for Wales in the World Cup in 1958 in Sweden.

The 1978/79 Sun Soccercard states: "Inside forward known as the 'Golden Boy' of Welsh Football. Wales most capped player with 68. Signed for Swansea Town in 1947 and won his Welsh cap in November, 1950 against England and then did not miss a match for Wales in the next six years - a run of 27 matches. Transferred to Newcastle in October, 1958. Returned to Wales when he signed for Cardiff in August, 1961 and finished playing with Swansea in 1965.".
Ron Wigg, 03/07/1997, aged 48
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Ipswich Town (37), Watford (97), Rotherham United (65), Grimsby Town (63), Barnsley (18), Scunthorpe United (50). Later became a football mentor in the United States.

The 1969/70 FKS album notes: "Had a handful of League outings during Ipswich's last promotion season 1967-68 and revealed a scoring touch as spearhead. Then made his First Division debut against Manchester City in March 1969 and scored. Ex-Orient. Ht. 6ft. Wt. 11.5.".
Brian Alderson, 23/04/1997, aged 46
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Coventry City (127), Leicester City (90).

The 1974/75 FKS album notes: "Scot from Dundee who developed with the local junior side Lochee Harp. Became a professional with Coventry City in 1968 and first appeared as a winger. Has since been converted more to a central striking position. A Scottish Under-23 cap. Ht. 5ft. 7in. Wt. 10.7.".
Doug Hillard, 06/01/1997, aged 61
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Bristol Rovers (318). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Roy Sproson, ??/01/1997, aged 66
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Port Vale (780). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Bobby Blackwood, ??/??/1997
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Ipswich Town (62), Colchester United (105). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
John Murray, ??/??/1997
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Lincoln City (4). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Jon O'Donnell, ??/??/1997
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Cambridge United (79), Colchester United (1), Hartlepool (31), Scunthorpe United (60). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Mel Scott, ??/??/1997
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Chelsea (97), Brentford (157).

The 1966/67 A&BC card notes: "Brentford centre-half. A dominating centre-half who turns in very consistent performances. Mel missed only four of Brentford's league games last season. Formerly with Chelsea, he has tightened the Brentford defence, but the club was still unable to escape relegation last season. Height 6'. Weight 11st. 7lb.".
Graham Stanley, ??/??/1997
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Bolton Wanderers (141), Tranmere Rovers (1). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
1996
John Craven, 14/12/1996, aged 49
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Blackpool (165), Crystal Palace (63), Coventry City (89), Plymouth Argyle (45).

The 1970/71 FKS sticker notes: "Is also something of a versatile player who can be used either defensively or as a striker. Made his initial appearances five seasons ago and now has over 100 League appearances. Turned professional in January 1965. Ht. 5ft. 11in. Wt. 13.3.".
Philip McCarthy, ??/12/1996, aged 52
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Skelmersdale, Oldham Athletic (3), Halifax Town (180), Wigan Athletic. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Bobby Keetch, 29/06/1996, aged 54
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West Ham United (0), Fulham (106), Q.P.R. (52).

The 1965 Barratt A13 series card notes: "A snappy dresser and art-lover off the field - that's the golden-haired Keetch. But in soccer action he is a tough centre-half and one of the most effective "stoppers" in the First Division. His senior debut for Fulham, against Sheffield United in a League Cup-tie, was not a great success and he had a long wait before eventually displacing Bill Dodgin and becoming an automatic choice.".
Terry Lee, 22/06/1996, aged 43
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Tottenham Hotspur (1), Torquay United (106), Newport County (1). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Roger Frude, 14/06/1996, aged 49
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Bristol Rovers (41), Mansfield Town (15), Brentford (2).

Adrian remembers: ‘Roger played for Bristol Rovers and was selected for the England Youth squad in Nov 1964. He made his league debut before he was 18. I think he played about 40 games and then went to Mansfield, 14 games plus 1 sub in 1967-68 and who only escaped relegation due to Peterborough's financial troubles, he then went to Brentford for 1+1 game and sub before moving to Falmouth.

When I was a schoolboy I spent 4 years at Bristol Rovers and he was an apprentice. I used to wait for autographs after the game and then would walk around to the other side of the ground to catch a number 83 bus home. Roger also used to catch the same bus and lived in digs one stop after me. I used to nod at him but was too shy to speak to him as he was older and playing higher than me. Then one day he said to me, what’s your name, come and sit with me and tell me how many goals you scored this week. I really used to look forward to those bus rides every two weeks. He used to have his black hair brylcreamed back like Elvis in his early days and wore winklepicker shoes, he was very quietly spoken, he had a lovely touch on the pitch and was very skilful. I had no idea he had died but saw from your files that he passed away at 49 years of age, such a shame because I can remember his kindness and interest, if only we could turn the clock back!’
Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Cliff Holton, 04/06/1996, aged 67
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Arsenal (198), Watford (120), Northampton Town (62), Crystal Palace (101), Charlton Athletic (18), Orient (47). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Ian Mitchell, 02/04/1996, aged 49
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Dundee United, Newcastle United (3), Falkirk, Brechin City. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Alan Sealey, ??/02/1996, aged 53
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Orient (4), West Ham United (107), Plymouth Argyle (4). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
David Buck, ??/??/1996
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Colchester United (1 sub). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
John Colquhoun, ??/??/1996
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Oldham Athletic (203), Scunthorpe United (149). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Paul Crossley, ??/??/1996
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Rochdale (17), Preston North End (3), Southport (10), Tranmere Rovers (203), Chester (99). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Alec Gordon, ??/??/1996
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Dundee United, Bradford Park Avenue (61), St. Johnstone. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Peter Marshall, ??/??/1996
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Barrow (4). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Barry Taylor, ??/??/1996
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Oldham Athletic (40), Chesterfield (35). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Billy Wilkinson, ??/??/1996
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Hull City (223), Rotherham United (26), Southport (10). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
1995
Harry Cripps, 29/12/1995, aged 54
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West Ham United (0), Millwall (400), Charlton Athletic (20). Millwall captain and local hero.

The IPC card, My Favourite Soccer Stars, presented free with the Scorcher and Score comic in 1971 states: "Popular captain and strong defender. Born in East London, he joined West Ham as a junior but made his mark when he moved to Millwall in 1961. He has now played more than 250 games for the Lions, helping them to rise from the Fourth to the Second Division.".
John Keirs, 7/12/1995, aged 48
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Charlton Athletic (78).  Played a lot of non-league football after career with Charlton. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Albert Johanneson, 28/09/1995, aged 55
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Germiston Callies, Leeds United (172), York City (26).

The 1968/69 FKS album notes: "Coloured South African outside-left with tremendous speed. Was originally invited for a trial in January 1961 and was signed as a professional in April the same year. His club at home was Germiston where he was an inside forward.".
Dirceu, 15/09/1995, aged 43, car accident
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Brazilian who began playing for Atletico Madrid in Spain in 1979 and then moved to Italy in 1982. Member of the Brazilian national team at the 1974, 1978 and 1982 World Cup final tournaments. In the 1974 tournament he was an unused substitute in each of the three group games, but gained his place for the second round games, and played in the Third Place play-off. In the 1978 tournament he came off the bench in the first game, then kept his position for the remainder of the tournament, finishing with three goals, including one in the winning Third Place match. Played in the first match of the 1982 World Cup but was subbed off at half-time and did not regain his place for the remainder of the tournament.

The FKS Argentia 1978 album records 'Usually plays as a striker on the left flank. Born in Curitiba but now plays for the Rio club Vasco da Gama. Twenty-five years old and his eight appearances for Brazil include games v Peru and Bolivia.'
Dennis Allen, ??/07/1995, aged 56
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Charlton Athletic (5), Reading (335), Bournemouth (17). Father of Martin Allen (Q.P.R., West Ham and Portsmouth). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Alec Ashworth, ??/06/1995, aged 55
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Everton (12), Luton Town (63), Northampton Town (30), Preston North End (43). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Tim Gilbert, 31/05/1995, aged 36
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Sunderland (36), Cardiff City (33), Darlington (65). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Bobby Stokes, 30/05/1995, aged 44
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Southampton (217), Portsmouth (24). Perhaps best remembered for scoring the winning goal for Southampton against Manchester United in the 1976 F.A. Cup Final.

The FKS 1970/71 album notes: "Former England youth international striker who was an apprentice before turning professional on his 17th birthday in February 1968. League debut against Burnley in April 1969 and scored twice. Comes from Portsmouth. Ht. 5ft. 10in. Wt. 12.2.".
Noel Brotherston, 06/05/1995, aged 38
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Tottenham Hotspur (1), Blackburn Rovers (317), Bury (38), Scarborough (5). Won international caps for Northern Ireland. Died of a heart attack while still very young.

The 1978/79 Sun Soccercard notes: "Striker who soon settled in at Blackburn after joining them from Tottenham Hotspur in June, 1977. Noel joined Tottenham from school and had made one first-term appearance before his transfer to Rovers. Showed what a good signing he was by being top scorer for Rovers in the 1977-78 season with 11 goals in 40 appearances.".
Johnny Price, 06/05/1995, aged 51
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Burnley (21), Stockport County (312), Blackburn Rovers (76). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Mick Heaton, 10/04/1995, aged 48
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Sheffield United (34), Blackburn Rovers (171). Went on to become coach at Manchester City and Everton. Killed in a car accident. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Bill Cassidy, 09/03/1995, aged 54
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Rotherham United (25), Brighton and Hove Albion (118), Cambridge United (32). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Barry Dyson, 26/02/1995, aged 52
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Bury (0), Tranmere Rovers (174), Crystal Palace (34), Watford (38), Orient (160), Colchester United (42).
Albert Robinson, ??/??/1995
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Doncaster Rovers (3). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
1994
Bruno Pezzey, 31/12/1994, aged 39, heart failure
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Austrian defender with nearly 500 League appearances in Austria and Germany, plus 84 appearances for the national team. Played in the 1978 and 1982 World Cup Final tournaments.

The FKS Argentina 78 album notes "Stopper centre-back who plays for Wacker Innsbruck. Appeared in all six World Cup preliminary games and though he is only 22 he has already made 21 appearances for the national side. Also played in European Championship".
Billy Wright, 03/09/1994, aged 70, stomach cancer
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Wolverhampton Wanderers (490). One of the great players of the game. Made 105 appearances for England, 90 of which as captain.
Terry Hibbitt, 05/08/1994, aged 46
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Leeds United (47), Newcastle United (228), Birmingham City (110). Died from cancer.

The FKS 1977/78 album notes "Experienced midfield player who made his League debut with Leeds United in 1965-66, scoring as substitute against Nottingham Forest. Has since appeared for Newcastle United and with (Birmingham) City since August 1975 at £100,000. Ht. 5ft 6½in. Wt. 11.10.".
Gerry Mannion, 15/06/1994, aged 54
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Wolverhampton Wanderers (17), Norwich City (100), Chester (6). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Len White, 17/06/1994, aged 64
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Rotherham United (43), Newcastle United (244), Huddersfield Town (102), Stockport County (53).
Terry Adlington, ??/04/1994, aged 59
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Derby County (36), Torquay United (148). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Joe Mullett, ??/03/1994, aged 57
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Birmingham City (3), Norwich City (213). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Larry McGettigan, 12/01/1994, aged 41
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Watford (50), Barnsley (0). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Dennis Finnigan, ??/??/1994
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Sheffield United (14), Chesterfield (27). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Andy McEvoy, ??/??/1994
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Blackburn Rovers (183). Scored 5 hat-tricks in 1963/64 season.

The 1966/67 A&BC card notes "Blackburn Rovers inside right. A hard-working inside forward, Andy finished top of Blackburn's scoring list last season with ten goals. Possessor of a hard shot in either foot, he is also adapt at creating chances for the other forwards. Height 5' 10". Weight 11st. 12lbs.".
1993
Len Julians, 17/12/1993, aged 60
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Tottenham Hotspur (0), Leyton Orient (66), Arsenal (18), Nottingham Forest (58), Millwall (125). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Brian Taylor, 10/12/1993, aged 44
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Durham, Coventry City (0), Walsall (216), Plymouth Argyle (35), Preston North End (99), Wigan Athletic (8). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
John Simpson, 07/12/1993, aged 60
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Netherfield, Lincoln City (5), Gillingham (571). Holds record of highest number of league appearances for the Gills. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Roy Vernon, 04/12/1993, aged 56
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Blackburn Rovers (131), Everton (176), Stoke City (88), Halifax Town (4), Great Harwood. Captain of Everton for 1962/63 Championship win. Won 32 caps for Wales, including appearances in 1958 World Cup tournament. Died from cancer.

The 1968/69 FS sticker notes "Swift striker with deadly finish on his day. Former Blackburn Rovers and Everton inside-forward secured in March 1965.Has 32 Welsh caps and is an Under-23 international. Scored 100 league goals for Everton. Professional since 1955.".
Neville Chapman, 14/10/1993, aged 52
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Middlesbrough (53), Darlington (32). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Jim Holton, 05/10/1993, aged 42
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West Bromwich Albion (0), Shrewsbury Town (67), Manchester United (63), Sunderland (15), Coventry City (91). 15 international caps for Scotland. Suffered a heart attack at the wheel of his car.

The Bassett's 1974/75 card notes "The problem spot in the Scottish team in recent years has been centre-half, but in young Jim Holton they are well on the way to solving it. He isn't the most skilful of players, his build makes him look more awkward than most, but he is effective. His goal against against West Germany helped boost the team. He was bought from Shrewsbury and has improved with every game. One of the hardest men to beat. He was born in Lesmaghan. Scales 13½st. and is 6ft 2ins."
Bosco Jankovic, ??/10/1993, aged 42
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Zeljeznicar, Middlesbrough (50), Metz. Died from cancer.

The FKS Soccer 82 sticker notes "Striker. Yugoslavian with five international Caps. "Bosco" became the Club's first overseas player when he signed from Keljezniicar F.C. in February 1979. Returned to Yugoslavia June 1981 to play for Viljeznicar in an important Cup fixture".
Tony Barton, 20/08/1993, aged 56
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Fulham (49), Nottingham Forest (22), Portsmouth (130). Subsequent career in management was highlighted by 1982 European Cup Final win with Aston Villa. Died of a heart attack. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
George Andrew, ??/07/1993, aged 47
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West Ham United (2), Crystal Palace (0), Romford. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
John Atyeo, 08/06/1993, aged 61
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Portsmouth (2), Bristol City (596). Scored 315 league goals in stellar career with Bristol City. A stand at Ashton Gate is named after him.
Tommy Caton, 30/04/1993, aged 30
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Manchester City (165), Arsenal (81), Oxford United (53), Charlton Athletic (57). Died of a heart attack aged 30.

The FKS Soccer 82 sticker notes "Defender. One of the most promising centre-backs in the country who can also play full-back. Widely tipped for future England honours. Born Liverpool. Ht. 6'1". Wt. 12.1.".
Tony Geidmentis, 16/04/1993, aged 43
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Workington (328), Watford (49), Northampton Town (63), Halifax Town (12). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Bobby Moore, O.B.E., 24/02/1993, aged 51
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West Ham United (544), Fulham (124). Won F.A. Cup, European Cup Winners Cup and World Cup honours. Recognised as one of the best defenders of all time.  He was awarded the O.B.E. in 1967. Died from cancer.

The FKS 1973/74 album notes "Completed 103 international caps for the England team in the 1973 Home Championship. West Ham and country's skipper. Has over 500 League appearances having turned to the paid ranks in June 1958. Ht. 6ft. Wt. 12.13.".
Mike Dixon, 30/01/1993, aged 49
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Reading (113), Aldershot Town (38). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Alex Spark, 11/08/1993, aged 43
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Preston North End (225), Bradford City (34). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Noel Dwyer, ??/??/1993
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Wolverhampton Wanderers (5), West Ham United (36), Swansea Town (140), Plymouth Argyle (26), Charlton Athletic (6). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Albert Harley, ??/??/1993
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Shrewsbury Town (220), Swansea Town (26), Crewe Alexandra (22), Stockport County (80), Chester (3). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Allan Jones, ??/??/1993
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Liverpool (5), Brentford (248). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
1992
Ken Wookey, 16/12/1992, aged 45
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Newport County (63), Port Vale (24), Workington (17). I think that his father also played for Newport County straddling the war years, passing away in 2003. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Hugh Reed, ??/11/1992, aged 42
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West Bromwich Albion (8), Plymouth Argyle (56), Brentford (4), Crewe Alexandra (47), Huddersfield Town (0), Hartlepool United (6). Appeared in Top Sellers and IPC football cards (images not available).
Juanito (Juan Gómez Gonzáles), 02/04/1992, aged 37, car accident
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Burgos FC (104), Real Madrid (284), Malaga (71). Made his international debut with Spain in 1976. Spanish Footballer of the Year 1976/77. Moved to Real Madrid in June 1977. Played in two of Spain's games in the 1978 World Cup finals tournament. Played in four of Spain's five games in the 1982 World Cup hosted in Spain, though he was subbed off in two of those at half-time. Became coach at CP Merida but was tragically killed in a car accident returning from a UEFA Cup match.

The FKS Argentina 1978 album records 'Outside-right at Real Madrid whom he joined in the summer from Burgos. Cost a fee of £300,000. Capped on five occasions by Spain he also appeared in all the four World Cup preliminary matches. Born in Malaga and is aged 23.'
Brian Preece, ??/04/1992, aged 34
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Hereford United (6), Newport County (44). Went on to play non-league football. Killed in a car crash on the way back from a game played for Westfields. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Jackie Mudie, 02/03/1992, aged 61, cancer
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Blackpool (323), Stoke City (88), Port Vale (54). Member of Blackpool side who contested the 1950/51 and 1952/53 F. A. Cup finals. Scottish international who played in the 1958 World Cup tournament.
Martyn Rogers, 29/02/1992, suicide (carbon monoxide poisoning)
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Manchester United (1), Q.P.R. (2). Played one game for Manchester United as a 17-year old at left-back on 22/10/1977 in a 4-0 defeat to W.B.A. Stayed at Old Trafford until July 1979 until transferred to Q.P.R. for £7,500. Made two appearances for Q.P.R. at right-back in the last two games of the 1979/80 season in Division 2, both games resulting in wins. Didn't appear again for Q.P.R., given a free transfer to Sydney Olympic (Australia) in May 1981.

A website visitor advised in 2012 that Martyn Rogers is the player featured on the Arthur Albiston card (number 278, pictured at right) in the 1978/79 Topps Chewing Gum. Footballers (Orange back) set.
John Bray, ??/??/1992
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Blackburn Rovers (153), Bury (32). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Ken Ellis, ??/??/1992
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Hartlepool (34), Darlington (21). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Brian Jackson, ??/??/1992
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Rotherham United (131), Barnsley (29). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Mick Leach, ??/??/1992
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Q.P.R. (313), Cambridge United (19).

The 1968/69 FKS sticker notes "Made his first impression in the first team as a wing-half but has often been used in attack where he has shown some ability to score goals. Was an apprentice with the club before being added to the paid ranks in February 1964".
Willie Mailey, ??/??/1992
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Everton (0), Crewe Alexandra (216). Goalkeeper who played for Altrincham after leaving Crewe. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Dickie Marshall, ??/??/1992
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Leicester City (0), Southport (31). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Les Moore, ??/??/1992
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Derby County (144), Lincoln City (59). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
1991
Ron Barnes, 07/12/1991, aged 55
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Blackpool (9), Rochdale (91), Wrexham (88), Norwich City (21), Peterborough United (39), Torquay United (114). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Cyril Knowles, 30/08/1991, aged 47, brain tumour
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Monkton Colliery, Middlesbrough (37), Tottenham Hotspur (403). Excellent and popular full-back. Had a successful career in management after the end of his playing career with Spurs.

The 1974/75 FKS card notes "Began his career as a winger at Middlesbrough but was converted successfully to left-back. Had spells on the books of both Manchester United and Wolves. Moved to Spurs in May 1964 for a £45,000 fee and has won Under-23 and four England caps. Ht. 6ft. Wt. 11.13½".
Jackie Bell, ??/??/1991
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Newcastle United (111), Norwich City (48), Colchester United (7). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Joe Bonson, ??/??/1991
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Wolverhampton Wanderers (10), Cardiff City (72), Scunthorpe United (52), Doncaster Rovers (14), Newport County (83), Brentford (35), Lincoln City (47). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
John Gilchrist, ??/??/1991
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Millwall (279), Fulham (23), Colchester United (41). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
George Henderson, ??/??/1991
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Hartlepool (1). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Mike Johnson, ??/??/1991
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Swansea Town (165). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Tom Passmoor, ??/??/1991
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Scunthorpe United (27), Carlisle United (243). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
1990
Robin Friday, 22/12/1990, aged 38
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Reading (121), Cardiff City (21). Found dead from a heart attack in his London flat. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Ray Price, 14/11/1990, aged 46
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Norwich City (1), Colchester United (17). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Bobby Williamson, 22/08/1990, aged 56
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Barnsley (46), Leeds United (0), Rochdale (36). Goalkeeper who, before moving to Barnsley, had played for Arbroath (1955-60) and St Mirren (1960-63). Made well over 200 consecutive appearances for Arbroath. Whilst with St Mirren Williamson won a Scottish FA Cup loser's medal from the 1961 Cup Final which they lost 2-0 to Rangers. Transferred to Barnsley in 1963 and then to Leeds United in June 1965 where he spent about 12 months as reserve to Gary Sprake and was replaced by another B. Williamson (Bryan). Moved to Rochdale in July 1966. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Bill Curry, 20/08/1990, aged 64
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Newcastle United (80), Brighton and Hove Albion (49), Derby County (148), Mansfield Town (102), Chesterfield (14). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Ian Handysides, 17/08/1990, aged 27
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Birmingham City (118), Walsall (66), Wolverhampton Wanderers (11). Diagnosed with brain cancer in 1988 during season with Birmingham City. Died in 1990.

The FKS Soccer 82 sticker notes "Midfielder. Highly promising youngster. Made his debut last season at the centre of midfield. England Youth International. Born Newcastle. Height 5' 5". Wt. 10st 2.".
Brian Tiler, ??/07/1990, aged 47
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Rotherham United (213), Aston Villa (107), Carlisle United (52). Was Managing Director at Bournemouth when killed, along with four others, in a car accident in Italy while there for the World Cup. Harry Redknapp was in the car at the time and, obviously, survived!

The 1969/70 IPC card notes "Six-footer and a powerful midfield defender, he joined Villa in December 1968 from Rotherham United for a fee of £25,000. Born at Rotherham, he spent 8 years with the local club and played in well over 200 first team games, many as captain.".
George Hunter, 10/05/1990, aged 59, liver failure
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Glasgow Celtic (38), Derby County (19), Exeter City (147), Yiewsley, Darlington (20), Lincoln City (1). Goalkeeper who played in Celtic team which won the Scottish Cup in 1951. Moved to Derby County in 1954. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Dean Horrix, 11/03/1990, aged 28
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Millwall (72), Gillingham (14), Reading (158), Cardiff City (9), Bristol City (3). Died in a motor vehicle accident. Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
George Hannah, ??/??/1990
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Everton (0), Newcastle United (167), Lincoln City (38), Manchester City (114), Notts County (25), Bradford City (30). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Bryn Jones, ??/??/1990
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Swansea Town (122), Newport County (70), Bournemouth (118), Northampton Town (7), Watford (91). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Tony Jones, ??/??/1990
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Oxford United (226), Newport County (54). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.
Don Kerrigan, ??/??/1990
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Fulham (6), Lincoln City (12). Not known to have appeared in football cards of the period of this website.