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Cup hero Wilcox dies age 87

Worcester Editorial 21st Jan, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER City stalwart Eddie Wilcox has died aged 87.

The defender made almost 400 appearances for the Blue and Whites between 1951 and 1960 and was one of the stars in the side which famously beat Liverpool in the FA Cup in 1959.

Born in Wales in 1927, Wilcox started his career after the war as an amateur with Oxford City before he joined West Bromwich Albion as a centre forward. After 12 first team games he went on to join City.

He converted firstly to a wing-half and then a defender and made more first team appearances than any other player during the fifties.

Wilcox was forced to retire through injury but was welcomed back to St George’s Lane on a number of occasions, including the final game at Worcester’s former home against Chester in 2013.

A club statement said: “Eddie will be remembered as one of the finest City players of his generation. On behalf of everyone at the club, our deepest sympathies go to all his family.”

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