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49 minutes ago, DCI Frank Burnside said:

Ray Kennedy according to this tweet from John Aldridge

 

 

 

 

Sad news.

The sixth member of England’s Euro 1980 squad to die. 16 remain alive.
 

None of the Winning West German squad as yet died. 

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Made me chuckle anyway

 

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"Mr Cardiff City" and Welsh International Phil Dwyer being reported dead aged 68: 

Bit of drinker, seems to have blighted his later careers.

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6 hours ago, maryportfuncity said:

BBC have Kennedy 

 

Amazing he made 70, all things considered

 

Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59480532

Yeah one of the few people picked on the DL before I was born.

 

Think it is only Ozzy David Jenkins,Tony Bennett ,The Queen,Brian Wilson,Shaun Ryder ,Jerry Lee Lewis  George Linker and Frank Bruno left in that category.

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2 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

"Mr Cardiff City" and Welsh International Phil Dwyer being reported dead aged 68: 

Bit of drinker, seems to have blighted his later careers.

Wonder if he will Obit.

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9 hours ago, The Old Crem said:

Wonder if he will Obit.

Turns out he did BBC

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Former journeyman footballer Marvin Morgan has died aged 38. Played in the lower reaches of the Football League & non-league, including Hartlepool, Plymouth and Shrewsbury.

 

ETA, Was also the founder of fashion label Fresh Ego Kid (no, nor me).

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Cross-posting from the World Cup players thread to report the passing of Danish goalkeeping legend Lars Høgh aged 62.

 

 

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Jacques Zimako, the first player of Kanak (Indigenous native of New Caledonia) origin to be capped for France, has died aged 69.
 



A forward, he began his career at the Corsican club SC Bastia where he made 134 appearances and scored 42 goals before moving to Saint-Etienne in 1977 where he scored 30 goals in 120 games.

During his time with Les Verts, he won the French title in 1981 before moving onto Sochaux and then returning to Bastia between 1983 and 1985 before retiring.

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8 minutes ago, MarcJWallace said:

Cross-posting from the World Cup players thread to report the passing of Danish goalkeeping legend Lars Høgh aged 62.

 

 

At this rate our lists would have to be filled with Rick Davies and Yoshiro Nakamatsu!

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1 hour ago, MarcJWallace said:

Jacques Zimako, the first player of Kanak (Indigenous native of New Caledonia) origin to be capped for France, has died aged 69.
 



A forward, he began his career at the Corsican club SC Bastia where he made 134 appearances and scored 42 goals before moving to Saint-Etienne in 1977 where he scored 30 goals in 120 games.

During his time with Les Verts, he won the French title in 1981 before moving onto Sochaux and then returning to Bastia between 1983 and 1985 before retiring.

RIP

 

(As an aside New Caledonia is very shortly voting on if to become independent of France).

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Jimmy Robson, who played for Burnley from 1956-1965 and played during their First Division victory in 1960, dead aged 82. He also played and scored in the 1962 FA Cup Final against Tottenham.

 

Interesting article covering the Burnley squad of 1960, including Jimmy, and their diagnoses with dementia here.

 

Obituaries: BBCThe SunITV

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2 hours ago, Thatcher said:

Jimmy Robson, who played for Burnley from 1956-1965 and played during their First Division victory in 1960, dead aged 82. He also played and scored in the 1962 FA Cup Final against Tottenham.

 

Interesting article covering the Burnley squad of 1960, including Jimmy, and their diagnoses with dementia here.

 

Obituaries: BBCThe SunITV

Jimmy  Greaves also scored in that cup final and they were each teams respective no/10. Also on hand being introduced to the teams was The  Prince Philip.

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On 16/02/2020 at 00:02, Octopus of Odstock said:

Dave Watson (the ex-Sunderland, Manchester City and England player - not to be confused with the ex-Everton and England player) is the latest former footballer to fall foul of a type of dementia - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51507662

 

Sounds in the early stages currently.

Dave Watson might likely have CTE:

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/jeff-astle-england-government-nigel-huddleston-sport-b1973797.html

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Diego Montiel (25) who mainly played for Argentine side Atlético de Rafaela in the top two divisions before gradually moving down to the Amateur ranks by 2019 has died of meningitis.

https://www.diariopopular.com.ar/futbol/fallecio-diego-montiel-ex-jugador-atletico-rafaela-n607745

Also,  Dorval Rodrigues, a teammate of Pele at both club and international level, who was part of the Brazil squad who were runners-up in the 1959 Copa América, has died aged 86.

https://www.santosfc.com.br/morre-dorval-um-dos-maiores-idolos-da-historia-do-santos-fc/

Known better in his homeland by his first name only, he made 13 appearances for Brazil between 1959 and 1963

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Former Polish player known for his fare in Silkeborg IF, Viborg FF, Kaiserslautern and Lodz, Grzegorz Więzik (58), has died according to a Polish source.

 

Also confirmed by a friend of him on twitter.

 

 

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