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4 March 2015

Canary legend Roy McCrohan passes away

EVERYBODY at Norwich City Football Club was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Canary legend and hall of fame member Roy McCrohan yesterday.

Roy, 84, passed away in hospital in the West Country on Tuesday after a long battle with illness.

With a massive total of 426 games in a City career spanning 11 seasons of stalwart service at Carrow Road from 1951 to 1962, Roy is sixth in the all-time list of Canary appearances.

Playing in several different positions during his time with the Club, in one seven-year spell he missed only 11 games for the first team. In addition to his mammoth total of senior games, Roy also made 101 appearances for City Reserves.

Roy was ever-present during the glorious FA Cup run of 1958-59, playing alongside Barry Butler at centre-half in all but the first of the games against Ilford, when he played at full-back.

His final game for City was the second leg of the League Cup Final against Rochdale in 1962, Roy’s epic Norwich City career fittingly ending with the team lifting a national trophy. He was voted into the Norwich City Hall of Fame in 2003.

His wife Mary McCrohan said her husband had very happy memories of his long service to the Canaries.

She told “Roy loved his time with Norwich and always spoke about the Club and the people there, the players and of course the supporters, in the very fondest of terms.

“ He came back for reunions when he could. Norwich City Football Club was just a massive part of his life.”

The Club will formally pay tribute to Roy McCrohan at a game in the near future. Our thoughts go out to his wife Mary, his daughter Sue, his son Andy and the rest of his family at this sad time.

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