In Memoriam of those who passed away (Players, Managers, and Supporters)



I will start this thread off with Justin Edinburgh. Who passed away on the Saturday 8th June 2019, age 49.

Justin Charles Edinburgh (18th December 1969 – 8th June 2019) was an English professional football manager and player who played as a left back.

He played in the Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur, where he made 213 league appearances in a decade at the club. He also played in the Football League for Southend United and Portsmouth before finishing his career with non-league side Billericay Town. In 1991 he was part of Spurs FA Cup winning side wearing number 2 and he also won the League Cup with the club in 1999, despite being sent off in the final.

Following retirement, he managed at non-league level for Fisher Athletic, Grays Athletic and Rushden & Diamonds before taking Newport County to the Football League during a four-year tenure. He went on to manage both Gillingham and Northampton Town before once more winning promotion from the National League as he guided Leyton Orient back to the EFL in 2019. He remained manager of Orient at the time of his death in June 2019.
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Leonard Ashurst (10 March 1939 – 25 September 2021) was an English football player, manager and administrator.


Former Newport County manager Len Ashurst who died on Saturday 25th September 2021 at the age of 82.

He spent most of his playing career with Sunderland, making 458 appearances, the second most in the club's history. He retired at Hartlepool, where he began managing. Ashurst also managed Sunderland, won the Welsh Cup with Newport County in 1980, and had two spells at Cardiff City.

Ashurst was inducted into the League Managers Association Hall of Fame in 2014. After his managerial career, he was an administrator at The Football Association and a match delegate for the Premier League.

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Brazilian football legend Pele.

Born :
Edson Arantes do Nascimento
23 October 1940
Três Corações, Brazil

Died :
29 December 2022 (aged 82)
São Paulo, Brazil

Resting place :
Memorial Necrópole Ecumênica, Santos, São Paulo

Occupations :
Footballer and humanitarian

Brazilian football legend Pele, arguably the greatest player ever, has died at the age of 82.

He is credited with scoring a world record 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances during a 21-year career, including 77 goals in 92 matches for his country.

The only player to win the World Cup three times, lifting the trophy in 1958, 1962 and 1970, Pele was named Fifa's Player of the Century in 2000.

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