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RIP Len Allchurch

16 November 2016

Sheffield United are saddened to hear of the passing of another former player, Len Allchurch.

Signed by John Harris from Swansea for a reported fee of £12,500, it proved to be an inspired capture.

Len, who made 146 appearances scoring 37 goals for the Blades, helped invigorate a flagging promotion push and scored on his debut, adding a further five in the final seven games that saw United promoted back to Division One.

He also gained four Welsh international caps as a Blade to add to the seven gained whilst at Swansea.

He played his final game for the Blades in 1965 on the BOAC tour of Australia and New Zealand before joining Stockport County where he went on to win a Fourth Division Championship medal.

He was the brother of fellow footballer and Welsh legend Ivor Allchurch

The Allchurch family are in the thoughts of all at Sheffield United FC at this sad time.

The John Street central flag currently flies at half-mast.

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