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John Connelly

John Connelly

Clubs played for: Burnley, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Bury. (1956-1972)

Born: 1938

Birthplace: St Helens, Lancashire

Position: Outside-forward

Biography: John won 20 England caps winger who started his career with St Helens Town. Became the owner of a fish and chip shop called Connelly's Plaice near Nelson. He retired after running the shop for 31 years. In 2009 he belatedly received a 1966 World Cup winning medal along with other squad members. He had played in the first game against Uruguay. Since retiring he travelled all over Great Britain & Europe in his motor home with his wife Sandra. He died peacefully at home on 25th October 2012 aged 74.(Helped Burnley win the League in 1959/60. Won another championship medal in his first season at Man United in 1964.)

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Connelly, John About 1979 my girlfriends Dad had a caravan in the lake district next door to John . I wandered off with his daughter one afternoon she was gorgeous and left my girlfriend behind. We turned up a few hours later and my girlfriend was furious but John thought i was just being one of the guys, I think he knew his daughter was too good for me. He was a lovely man, very humble like most of the players from that era, great footballer too

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