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England's Deaths - Chronological

2000-
 
Players Index Oldest/Youngest Deaths 1872-1919 1920-1945 1946-59 1960-79 1980-99 21st Century Youngest Players Oldest Players

This is a comprehensive list of players who have died since 2000
Plyr
No.

Player
 Club

Birthdate Deathdate
Place of death
Playing Career Age
625 Bert Sproston
 Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City
22 June 1915 27 January 2000
Bolton
1936-38 84 years 220 days
612 George Eastham
 Bolton Wanderers
13 September 1913 28 January 2000
Milnerton, South Africa
1935 86 years 137 days
603 Stan Matthews
 Stoke City, Blackpool
1 February 1915 23 February 2000
Hanley
1934-57 85 years 22 days
662 Wilf Mannion
 Middlesbrough
16 May 1918 14 April 2000
Middlesbrough
1946-51 81 years 334 days
729 Harry Clarke
 Tottenham Hotspur
23 February 1923 16 April 2000
Romford
1954 77 years 53 days
674 Len Shackleton
 Sunderland
3 May 1922 28 November 2000
Grange-over-Sands
1948-54 78 years 209 days
701 Les Medley
 Tottenham Hotspur
3 September 1920 22 February 2001
Ontario
1950-51 80 years 172 days
640 Stan Cullis
 Wolverhampton Wanderers
25 October 1916 28 February 2001
Malvern
1937-39 84 years 136 days
704 Jim Taylor
 Fulham
5 November 1917 6 March 2001
Reading
1951 83 years 121 days
1004 David Rocastle
 Arsenal
2 May 1967 31 March 2001
Ascot
1988-92 33 years 333 days
717 Ronnie Allen
 West Bromwich Albion
15 January 1929 9 June 2001
Great Wyrley
1952-54 72 years 146 days
754 Reg Matthews
 Coventry City
20 December 1932 7 October 2001
Kenilworth
1956 68 years 291 days
860 Jeff Astle
 West Bromwich Albion
13 May 1942 19 January 2002
Burton-on-Trent
1969-70 59 years 252 days
734 Ray Wood
 Manchester United
11 June 1931 7 July 2002
Bexhill-on-Sea
1954-56 89 years 180 days
617 Ralph Birkett
 Middlesbrough
9 January 1913 8 July 2002
Brixham
1935 89 years 180 days
688 Peter Harris
 Portsmouth
19 December 1925 2 January 2003
Hayling Island
1949-54 77 years 14 days
643 Micky Fenton
 Middlesbrough
30 October 1913 5 February 2003
Stockton-on-Tees
1938 89 years 98 days
705 Vic Metcalfe
 Huddersfield Town
3 February 1922 6 April 2003
Huddersfield
1951 81 years 62 days
808 Chris Crowe
 Wolverhampton Wanderers
11 June 1939 30 April 2003
Bristol
1962 63 years 323 days
789 Ray Parry
 Bolton Wanderers
19 January 1936 23 May 2003
Bolton
1959-60 67 years 124 days
672 Johnny/Jack Aston
 Manchester United
3 September 1921 31 July 2003
Glossop
1948-50 81 years 332 days
782 Trevor Smith
 Birmingham City
13 April 1936 9 August 2003
Colchester
1959 67 years 118 days
788 Joe Baker
 Hibernian, Arsenal
17 July 1940 6 October 2003
Wishaw
1959-66 62 years 81 days
718 Redfern Froggatt
 Sheffield Wednesday
23 August 1924 26 December 2003
Sheffield
1952-53 79 years 125 days
650 Reg Smith
 Millwall
20 January 1912 6 January 2004
Stevenage
1938 91 years 350 days
660 Henry Cockburn
 Manchester United
14 September 1921 20 January 2004
Mossley
1946-51 82 years 128 days
657 George Hardwick
 Middlesbrough
2 February 1920 19 April 2004
Stockton-on-Tees
1946-48 84 years 77 days
691 Willie Watson
 Sunderland
7 March 1920 24 April 2004
Johannesburg
1949-50 84 years 48 days
761 Eddie Hopkinson
 Bolton Wanderers
29 October 1935 25 April 2004
Royton
1957-59 68 years 179 days
722 Dennis Wilshaw
 Wolverhampton Wanderers
11 March 1926 10 May 2004
Newcastle-under-Lyme
1953-56 78 years 60 days
784 Brian Clough
 Middlesbrough
21 March 1935 20 September 2004
Derby
1959 69 years 183 days
706 Bill Nicholson
 Tottenham Hotspur
26 January 1919 23 October 2004
Hatfield
1951 85 years 271 days
861 Emlyn Hughes
 Liverpool, Wolverhampton Wanderers
28 August 1947 9 November 2004
Sheffield
1969-80 57 years 73 days
897 Keith Weller
 Leicester City
11 June 1946 13 November 2004
Seattle
1974 58 years 155 days
733 Bill McGarry
 Huddersfield Town
10 June 1927 15 March 2005
Bophupthatswana
1954-55 77 years 278 days
732 Beddy Jezzard
 Fulham
19 October 1927 21 May 2005
Alton
1954-55 77 years 214 days
739 Johnny Haynes
 Fulham
17 October 1934 18 October 2005
Edinburgh
1954-62 71 years 1 day
676 Ted Ditchburn
 Tottenham Hotspur
24 October 1921 26 December 2005
Wickham Market
1948-56 84 years 63 days
863 Peter Osgood
 Chelsea
20 February 1947 1 March 2006
Slough
1970-73 59 years 9 days
715 Tommy Garrett
 Blackpool
28 February 1927 16 April 2006
Australia
1952-53 79 years 47 days
811 Brian Labone
 Everton
23 January 1940 24 April 2006
Mughill
1962-70 66 years 91 days
616 Sep Smith
 Leicester City
15 March 1912 28 July 2006
Leicester
1935 94 years 135 days
797 Brian Miller
 Burnley
19 January 1937 7 April 2007
Burnley
1961 70 years 78 days
837 Alan Ball
 Blackpool, Everton, Arsenal
12 May 1945 25 April 2007
Warsash
1965-75 61 years 348 days
713 Arthur Milton
 Arsenal
10 March 1928 25 April 2007
Bristol
1951 79 years 46 days
777 Warren Bradley
 Manchester United
20 June 1933 9 June 2007
Manchester
1959 73 years 354 days
752 Bill Perry
 Blackpool
10 September 1930 27 September 2007
Blackpool
1955-56 77 years 17 days
779 Norman Deeley
 Wolverhampton Wanderers
30 November 1933 7 September 2007
Wednesbury
1959 73 years 281 days
766 Jimmy Langley
 Fulham
7 February 1929 9 December 2007
West Drayton
1958 78 years 305 days
716 Billy Elliott
 Burnley
20 March 1925 21 January 2008
Sunderland
1952 82 years 307 days
666 Eddie Lowe
 Aston Villa
11 July 1925 9 March 2009
Nottingham
1947 83 years 241 days
765 Bobby Robson
 West Bromwich Albion
18 February 1933 31 July 2009
Langley Park
1957-62 76 years 163 days
824 Bobby Thomson
 Wolverhampton Wanderers
5 December 1943 19 August 2009
Dudley
1963-64 65 years 247 days
809 Ray Charnley
 Blackpool
29 May 1935 15 November 2009
Fleetwood
1962 74 years 170 days
764 Alan A'Court
 Liverpool
30 September 1934 15 December 2009
Nantwich
1957-58 75 years 77 days
710 Gil Merrick
 Birmingham City
26 January 1922 3 February 2010
Shirley
1951-54 88 years 8 days
794 Bobby Smith
 Tottenham Hotspur
22 February 1933 18 September 2010
Enfield
1960-63 77 years 209 days
696 Eddie Baily
 Tottenham Hotspur
 6 August 1925 13 October 2010
Welwyn Garden City
1950-52 85 years 69 days
751 Ronnie Clayton
 Blackburn Rovers
 5 August 1934 29 October 2010
Blackburn
1955-60 76 years 86 days
864 Ralph Coates
 Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur
26 April 1946 17 December 2010
Dunstable
1970-71 64 years 236 days
693 Bill Jones
 Liverpool
13 May 1921 26 December 2010
Chester
1950 89 years 228 days
702 Nat Lofthouse
 
Bolton Wanderers
27 August 1925 15 January 2011
Bolton
1950-58 85 years 142 days
685 Johnny Morris
 Derby County
27 September 1923 6 April 2011
Ainsworth
1949 87 years 191 days
913 Mike Doyle
 Manchester City
25 November 1946 27 June 2011
Ashton-under-Lyne
1976-77 64 years 214 days
694 Laurie Hughes
 Liverpool
2 March 1924 9 September 2011
Liverpool
1950 87 years 191 days
712 Len Phillips
 Portsmouth
11 September 1922 9 December 2011
Portsmouth
1951-54 89 years 89 days
726 George Robb
 Tottenham Hotspur
1 June 1926 25 December 2011
Ardingly
1953 85 years 207 days
737 Ray Barlow
 West Bromwich Albion
17 August 1926 14 March 2012
Bridgend
1954 85 years 210 days
855 Gordon West
 Everton
24 April 1943 10 June 2012
Liverpool
1968-69 69 years 47 days
783 John Connelly
 Burnley, Manchester United
18 July 1938 25 October 2012
Pendleside
1959-66 74 years 99 days
669 Phil Taylor
 Liverpool
18 September 1917 30 November 2012
Hertfordshire
1947 95 years 73 days
759 Derek Kevan
 West Bromwich Albion
6 March 1935 4 January 2013
Birmingham
1957-61 77 years 304 days
919 Brian Greenhoff
 Manchester United, Leeds United
28 April 1953 22 May 2013
Norden
1976-80 60 years 24 days
708 Mal Barrass
 Bolton Wanderers
13 December 1924 4 August 2013
Tottington
1951-53 88 years 234 days
772 Peter Broadbent
 Wolverhampton Wanderers
15 May 1933 1 October 2013
Wolverhampton
1958-60 80 years 139 days
735 Bill Foulkes
 Manchester United
5 January 1932 25 November 2013
Knutsford
1954 81 years 324 days
686 Bert Williams
 Wolverhampton Wanderers
31 January 1920 19 January 2014
Shifnal
1949-55 93 years 353 days
841 Gordon Harris
 Burnley
2 June 1940 10 February 2014
Langold
1966 73 years 253 days
661 Tom Finney
 Preston North End
5 April 1922 14 February 2014
Preston
1946-58 91 years 315 days
724 Stan Rickaby
 West Bromwich Albion
12 March 1924 3 March 2014
Perth, Australia
1953 89 years 356 days
798 Johnny Fantham
 Sheffield Wednesday
6 February 1939 25 June 2014
Sheffield
1961 75 years 139 days
815 Ron Henry
 Tottenham Hotspur
17 August 1934 27 December 2014
Harpenden
1963 80 years 132 days
703 Harold Hassall
 Huddersfield Town, Bolton Wanderers
4 March 1929 30 January 2015
Bolton
1951-53 85 years 332 days
683 Bill Ellerington
 Southampton
30 June 1923 4 April 2015
Southampton
1949 91 years 278 days
786 Ron Springett
 Sheffield Wednesday
22 July 1935 13 September 2015
Mortlake
1959-66 80 years 53 days
709 Tommy Thompson
 Aston Villa, Preston North End
10 November 1928 15 September 2015
Preston
1951-57 86 years 309 days
817 Gerry Byrne
 Liverpool
29 August 1938 28 November 2015
Wrexham
1963-66 77 years 91 days
758 Alan Hodgkinson
 Sheffield United
16 August 1936 8 December 2015
Rugby
1957-60 79 years 114 days
762 Don Howe
 West Bromwich Albion
12 October 1935 23 December 2015
Billericay
1957-59 80 years 72 days
799 Ray Pointer
 Burnley
10 October 1936 26 January 2016
Blackpool
1961 79 years 108 days
757 Johnny Brooks
 Tottenham Hotspur
23 December 1931 7 June 2016
Bournemouth
1956 84 years 167 days
711 Jackie Sewell
 Sheffield Wednesday
24 January 1927 26 September 2016
Nottingham
1951-54 89 years 246 days
771 Peter Brabook
 Chelsea
8 November 1937 10 December 2016
Basildon
1958-60 79 years 32 days
1077 Ugo Ehiogu
 Aston Villa, Middlesbrough
3 November 1972 21 April 2017
Uxbridge
1996-2002 44 years 170 days
955 Cyrille Regis
 West Bromwich Albion, Coventry City
9 February 1958 14 January 2018
Sutton Coldfield
1982-87 59 years 339 days
778 Jimmy Armfield
 Blackpool
21 September 1935 22 January 2018
Blackpool
1959-66 82 years 213 days
922 Ray Wilkins
 Chelsea, Manchester United, Milan
14 September 1956 4 April 2018
Tooting
1976-86 61 years 2020 days
682 Roy Bentley
 Chelsea
17 May 1924 20 April 2018
Reading
1949-55 93 years 338 days
790 Ray Wilson
 Huddersfield Town, Everton
17 December 1934 15 May 2018
Huddersfield
1960-68 83 years 149 days
802 Stan Anderson
 Sunderland
27 February 1934 10 June 2018
Sunderland
1962 84 years 103 days
874 Paul Madeley
 Leeds United
20 September 1944 23 July 2018
Leeds
1971-77 73 years 305 days
905 Kevin Beattie
 Ipswich Town
18 December 1953 16 September 2018
Ipswich
1975-77 64 years 272 days
821 Ken Shellito
 Chelsea
18 April 1940 31 October 2018
Kampung Minintod
1963 78 years 196 days
741 Bill Slater
 Wolverhampton Wanderers
29 April 1927 18 December 2018
Oxford
1954-60 91 years 233 days
826 Peter Thompson
 Liverpool
27 November 1942 31 December 2018
Ashford
1964-70 76 years 34 days
829 Fred Pickering
 Everton
19 January 1941 9 February 2019
Blackburn
1964 78 years 21 days
816 Gordon Banks
 Leicester City, Stoke City
30 December 1937 12 February 2019
Stoke-on-Trent
1963-72 81 years 44 days
714 Ivor Broadis
 Manchester City, Newcastle United
18 December 1922 12 April 2019
Carlisle
1951-54 96 years 115 days
875 Tommy Smith
 Liverpool
5 April 1945 12 April 2019
Liverpool
1971 74 years 8 days
687 Bert Mozley
 Derby County
21 September 1923 28 October 2019
Galiano Island
1949 96 years 37 days
736 Johnny Wheeler
 
Bolton Wanderers
26 July 1928 15 November 2019
Preston
1954 91 years 112 days
844 Martin Peters
 West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur
8 November 1943 21 December 2019
Brentwood
1966-74 76 years 43 days

740 Brian Pilkington
 Burnley
12 February 1933 7 February 2020
Adlington
1954 86 years 360 days
846 Peter Bonetti
 Chelsea
27 September 1941 12 April 2020
Walsall
1966-70 78 years 198 days
840 Norman Hunter
 Leeds United
29 October 1943 17 April 2020
Leeds
1965-74 76 years 171 days
910 Trevor Cherry
 Leeds United
23 February 1948 29 April 2020
Dalton
1976-80 72 years 66 days
835 Jack Charlton
 Leeds United
8 May 1935 10 July 2020
Ashington
1965-70 85 years 63 days
831 Gerry Young
 Sheffield Wednesday
1 October 1936 1 September 2020
Walkley
1964 83 years 336 days
756 Gordon Astall
 Birmingham City
22 September 1927 21 October 2020
Ipplepen
1956 93 years 29 days
834 Nobby Stiles
 Manchester United
18 May 1942 30 October 2020
Manchester
1965-70 78 years 165 days
827 Tony Waiters
 Blackpool
1 February 1937 10 November 2020
North Vancouver
1964 83 years 283 days
721 Albert Quixall
 Sheffield Wednesday
9 August 1933 12 November 2020
Glossop
1953-55 87 years 95 days
886 Ray Clemence
 Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur
5 August 1948 15 November 2020
Corby
1972-83 72 years 102 days
852 Colin Bell
 Manchester City
26 February 1946 5 January 2021
Manchester
1968-75 73 years 314 days
791 Peter Swan
 Sheffield Wednesday
8 October 1936 21 January 2021
Chesterfield
1960-62 84 years 105 days
898 Frank Worthington
 
Leicester City
23 November 1948 22 March 2021
Huddersfield
1974 72 years 79 days
723 Derek Ufton
 Charlton Athletic
31 May 1928 27 March 2021
Elham
1953 92 years 300 days
776 Doug Holden
 Bolton Wanderers
28 September 1930 7 April 2021
Woodford Green
1959 90 years 192 days
796 John Angus
 Burnley
2 September 1938 8 June 2021
Warkworth
1961 82 years 279 days
928 Paul Mariner
 Ipswich Town, Arsenal
22 May 1953 9 July 2021
Sudbury
1977-85 68 years 48 days
859 Terry Cooper
 Leeds United
12 July 1944 31 July 2021
1969-70 77 years 12 days
780 Jimmy Greaves
 Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur
20 February 1940 19 September 2021
Danbury
1959-67 81 years 211 days
803 Roger Hunt
 Liverpool
20 July 1938 27 September 2021
Warrington
1962-69 83 years 69 days
812 Freddie Hill
 Bolton Wanderers
17 January 1940 1 October 2021
Bolton
1962 81 years 257 days
785 Eddie Holliday
 Middlesbrough
7 June 1939 4 October 2021
Barnsley
1959 82 years 119 days
747 Ron Flowers
 Wolverhampton Wanderers
28 July 1934 12 November 2021
Acton Trussell
1955-66 87 years 107 days
916 Ray Kennedy
 Liverpool
28 July 1951 30 November 2021
Seaton Delaval
1976-80 70 years 125 days

 
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