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1 May 2016

Canadian winger starred in famous 1958-59 FA Cup run

EVERYBODY at Norwich City Football Club is saddened to learn of the recent passing of Canary Hall of Famer Errol Crossan at the age of 85.

The Montreal-born winger arrived at Carrow Road from Gillingham in 1957, and was one of the key players in City's famous FA Cup run during the 1958-59 season.

Then a Division Three South side, Crossan helped Archie Macaulay's team to historic victories over Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur to set up a quarter-final meeting with Sheffield United.

It was Crossan's goal at Bramall Lane which secured a replay, with the Canaries then winning in Norfolk to progress to the semi-finals where they were eventually beaten by Luton Town via a replay.

He went on to make over 100 appearances for City in all competitions before finishing his playing career in the country of his birth, and was inducted into the Club's Hall of Fame in 2002.

Crossan was similarly honoured internationally having been inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame two years earlier, before being listed in their Best XI of 50 years [1912-1962] in 2012.

The thoughts of everyone at Norwich City are with Errol's family and friends at this time.

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