Norwich City top 100 appearances: Matt Crowe (58)
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58 Matt Crowe
214 appearances/18 goals
Matt Crowe's time as Norwich City would, in the modern era, be considered a fine double success.
Not only was Crowe a hit on the field, he was also a profitable member of the squad.
The Scot was purchased for just £500 in May, 1957, from Partick Thistle. By the time he left for Brentford, a little over five years later, his value had multiplied five-fold.
Crowe was a wing half, making almost 300 appearances in a career which took him from Scotland to England and on to South Africa, where he played for Port Elizabeth, later working as a sales manager for a paint firm.
He broke his leg at Partick and again at Brentford but, at City, was more fortunate, rarely missing a game. He played all 11 games in the run to the semi-finals of the FA Cup in 1958-59 and missed just one of the 46 league games that season – only Barry Butler played more.