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Friday List of Little or No Consequence #214



Those we have lost


38 People From The World Of Football That Have Died During 2011

1. Jimmy Adamson (died aged 82)
Made over 400 appearances for Burnley between 1947 and 1964 before going on to manage the club between 1970 and 1976. Later managed Leeds United towards the end of the 1970’s.

2. Flórián Albert (died aged 70)
Legendary striker for Ferencváros and Hungary. European Footballer of the Year in 1967. Scorer of 256 goals in 351 appearances for his club and 31 in 75 for his country. Shared the Golden Boot award as joint-top scorer in the 1962 World Cup.

3. Juan Arza (died aged 88)
Scored 182 goals in 349 league games for Sevilla between 1943 and 1959 and was the only player from the club to win the Pichichi Trophy as top scorer during the 1950-51 season.

4. Ken Bainbridge (died aged 90)
West Ham winger who holds the record for the fastest goal scored to date at Upton Park - just under 11 seconds after kick-off in a match against Barnsley in 1949.

5. Jimmy Briggs (died aged 74)
Dundee United full back that made 334 appearances for the club between 1955 and 1970.

6. Allan Brown (died aged 84)
Former Scottish internatonal that played for and managed both Luton Town and Blackpool between 1950 and 1982.

7. Richard Butcher (died aged 29)
Macclesfield Town midfielder who made 104 appearances for Lincoln City between 2002 and 2005.

8. Ronnie Coyle (died aged 46)
Defender that made 253 appearances for Raith Rovers, scoring nine goals between 1988 and 1996.

9. Mike Doyle (died aged 64)
Most notably a long-serving central defender for Manchester City for whom he scored in the 1970 League Cup Final and was captain in the 1976 League Cup Final.

10. Adrián Escudero (died aged 83)
Striker and one-time leading goalscorer for Atletico Madrid with 170 goals in over 350 games.

11. Jackie Fatton (died aged 85)
Legend of the Servette and Swiss national sides between the mid-1940’s and mid-1950’s. Scored twice against Brazil in a 2-2 draw during the 1950 World Cup and once against Italy in a 4-1 defeat on home soil four years later.

12. Maurice Guigue (died aged 98)
French referee who officiated at the 1958 World Cup Final.

13. Nasser Hejazi (died aged 61)
One of the greatest goalkeepers ever to play for the Iranian national team who took part in the 1978 World Cup.

14. Laurie Hughes (died aged 87)
Enjoyed a 17-year career as a midfielder for Liverpool and was the first player to represent the club at the World Cup when playing for England in 1950.

15. Valentin Ivanov (died aged 76)
Torpedo Moscow striker and latterly manager of the club on six separate occasions. Made 60 appearances for the Soviet Union national side for whom he scored twice in the 1958 World Cup and an equal-best four in the 1962 World Cup (with Florian Albert - see above)..

16. Tomislav Ivi? (died aged 77)
Former Croatian footballer who went on to manage (amongst others) Yugoslavia (1973-74), Ajax (1976-78), Porto (1987-88 and 1993-94), Paris Saint-Germain (1988-90), Atletico Madrid (1990-91), Marseille (1991 and 2001) and Croatia (1994-95).

17. Tony Kellow (died aged 58)
Made 332 appearances for Exeter City over three spells during the 1970’s and 1980’s.

18. Kuno Klötzer (died aged 89)
Coach of the Hamburg side that beat Anderlecht 2-0 in the European Cup-Winners Cup Final of 1977.

19. Bora Kosti? (died aged 80)
All-time leading goalscorer for Red Star Belgrade during the 1950’s and 1960’s.

20. Nat Lofthouse (died aged 85)
One of the all-time great strikers of the English game. Spent his entire career at Bolton (from 1946 to 1960) where he scored 255 times in 452 appearances. Footballer of the Year in 1953 despite scoring a goal and finishing on the losing side in the ‘Matthews’ Cup Final that year.  Scored both goals in Bolton’s FA Cup Final win over Manchester United in 1958. Scored 30 goals in 33 appearances for England including three during the 1954 World Cup. Inaugural Inductee into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

21. Aleksei Mamykin (died aged 75)
CSKA Moscow striker that scored for the Soviet Union against Uruguay in the 1962 World Cup Finals.

22. Jesús María Pereda (died aged 73)
Real Madrid and Barcelona midfielder that played for the Spanish side that won the 1964 European Championships.

23. Naoki Matsuda (died aged 34)
Centre back that played over 500 games for Yokohama Marinos and represented Japan in the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

24. Frank Munro (died aged 63)
Scottish international defender who made 296 appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers between 1968 and 1977. Scorer of Aberdeen’s first goal in European competition in a 10-1 win over KR Reykjavik in 1967.

25. Ladislav Novák (died aged 79)
Winner of 8 league titles with Dukla Prague and member of the Czechoslovakia team that finished runners-up in the 1962 World Cup Final.

26. Uche Okafor (died aged 43)
Nigerian international defender that played in the 1994 African Cup of Nations and the 1998 World Cup.

27. Ján Popluhár (died aged 75)
Legendary sweeper for Slovan Bratislava and the Czechoslovakian national team for whom he played in the 1958 and 1962 World Cup Finals.

28. Dean Richards (died aged 36)
England Under-21 defender for Bradford City, Wolves, Southampton and Tottenham between 1992 and 2005.

29. Reg Stewart (died aged 85)
Made 268 appearances for Colchester United, many as captain, and played in the club’s first ever Football League match.

30. Trevor Storton (died aged 61)
Made 396 appearances as central defender for Chester City between 1974 and 1984.

31. Jozef Štibrányi (died aged 71)
Right winger for the Czechoslovakian national team and scorer of the winning goal against Spain in a 1962 World Cup Finals match.

32. Ferenc Szojka (died aged 80)
Salgótarjáni midfielder that represented Hungary in the 1954 and 1958 World Cup Finals.

33. Les Stubbs (died aged 81)
Inside forward for Southend United and member of the Chelsea championship-winning side of 1955.

34. Thorbjørn Svenssen (died 86)
Norwegian defender, 1947-1962. Second player in world history to reach 100 international caps after England’s Billy Wright.

35. Eddie Turnbull (died aged 88)
Member of the great Hibernian side of the 1940’s and 1950’s who went on to manage the side to victory in the 1972 Scottish League Cup Final.

36. Jan van Beveren (died aged 63)
One of the finest Dutch goalkeepers of the 1970’s and stalwart of the PSV Eindhoven team that won several trophies including the UEFA Cup in 1978.

37. Tonny Van Ede (died aged 86)
Made 455 appearances for Sparta Rotterdam who named the main stand of their stadium after him.

38. Neil Young (died aged 66)
Ever-present in the Manchester City side of the 1960’s and early 1970’s. Scored in City’s successful 1969 FA Cup Final against Leicester and 1970 European Cup-Winners’ Cup Final against Gornik Zabrze.


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