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Just popped up on Facebook. David Pleat looks ancient. Apparently, he's 78. :blink:

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6 minutes ago, RoverAndOut said:

Just popped up on Facebook. David Pleat looks ancient. Apparently, he's 78. :blink:

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Already being discussed on the oldest living footballers thread...
 

On 05/03/2023 at 23:51, msc said:

Didn't recognise him at all - blimey. 

 

Also, that was a fucking ordeal getting that photo to go on the forum. Facebook, DL and my phone having a huge falling out - then the sodding laptop wanted to do a fucking update and crashed.

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Italian Gianmarco Calleri, former player of Novara, Monza and Lazio has died aged 81.

After his playing career, he became president of Lazio and Torino

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Death being reported of Italo Galbiati, who was the assistant to Fabio Capello at nearly all his managerial positions - including the Milan golden years and the slightly less impressive England spell. Also had three caretaker spells as Milan manager.

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1 minute ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Death being reported of Italo Galbiati, who was the assistant to Fabio Capello at nearly all his managerial positions - including the Milan golden years and the slightly less impressive England spell. Also had three caretaker spells as Milan manager.

I expect a Q/O. 

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31 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Death being reported of Italo Galbiati, who was the assistant to Fabio Capello at nearly all his managerial positions - including the Milan golden years and the slightly less impressive England spell. Also had three caretaker spells as Milan manager.

 

29 minutes ago, The Old Crem said:

I expect a Q/O. 

Daily Star: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/breaking-ex-england-assistant-dies-29404221

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31 minutes ago, The Old Crem said:

Juvencio Osorio, Paraguayan central midfielder has died aged 72. Obit (In Spanish).

He was part of Paraguay’s squad that won its second (and last) Copa America in 1979.

He scored one goal against Ecuador in the group stage second match, but he didn’t play any of the 3 legs Final.

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Chris Shevlane a Scottish right back who played for both Hearts and Hibs, a short spell at Celtic and finished his career at Greenock Morton where I saw him and he always put in a good shift has died aged 80

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Mimis Papaioannou was a great Greek football player, he is among the XI best Greek players in the history of Greek football according to IFHHS in 2021, he never took a yellow card, he played for AEK, and he was assistant coach of the Greek national team between 92 and 94, he also recorded 7 songs
Died at age 80

https://www.newsit.gr/athlitika/pethane-o-mimis-papaioannou-o-megalyteros-podosfairistis-stin-istoria-tis-aek/3728098/

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The family of former Dundee and Sunderland player John MacPhail have asked fans for help to raise money to convert their home to suit his needs, after he suffered permanent life changing brain damage in a fall. 

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Claude Simonet, president of the French Football Federation (Fédération Française de Football) between 1994 and 2005, has died aged 92.

During his tenure, France won their first World Cup (though winning coach Aime Jacquet had been chosen 2 months before his spell) their second European Championship and 2 Confederations Cups

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22 hours ago, diego said:

Mimis Papaioannou was a great Greek football player, he is among the XI best Greek players in the history of Greek football according to IFHHS in 2021, he never took a yellow card, he played for AEK, and he was assistant coach of the Greek national team between 92 and 94, he also recorded 7 songs
Died at age 80

https://www.newsit.gr/athlitika/pethane-o-mimis-papaioannou-o-megalyteros-podosfairistis-stin-istoria-tis-aek/3728098/

An obit from the Sun

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Just now, justonecornetto said:

Don Megson, a legend for Sheffield Wednesday has died aged 86

Father of the probably better-known Gary Megson. 

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On 16/03/2023 at 12:39, justonecornetto said:

Don Megson, a legend for Sheffield Wednesday has died aged 86

 

Also managed Bristol Rovers to rare promotion, back in the 70s.

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Another footballer sidelined by a heart issue (see Enoch Mwepu, passim) is ex-Liverpool player Lucas Leiva, who was diagnosed during a medical while playing with boyhood club Grêmio (from whom Liverpool signed him in 2007).

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