Norwich City legend and Hall of Fame member Roy McCrohan dies

Former Norwich City hall of famer Roy McCrohan has died, the club announced on Wednesday evening. Ph

Former Norwich City hall of famer Roy McCrohan has died, the club announced on Wednesday evening. Photo: Paul Hewitt - Credit: Archant

One of Norwich City's longest-serving players, Roy McCrohan, has died aged 84, the club announced on Wednesday evening.

McCrohan passed away in hospital in the West Country on Tuesday after a long battle with illness. He is sixth on the all-time appearance list for the club, playing 426 games over 11 seasons between 1951 to 1962.

McCrohan helped lift the League Cup in 1962 in his final appearance and was part of the famous '59s' who reached the FA Cup semi-finals as a lower league team in 1958/59, where he played alongside the legendary Barry Butler at centre-half.

He also made 101 appearances for City reserve sides and was fittingly voted into the Norwich City Hall of Fame in 2003.

Roy's wife, Mary, told the club's official website: '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.'


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The club went on to announce they will formally pay tribute to McCrohan at a game in the near future.

In a brief statement, a club spokesman said: '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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