Sheffield United legend Alan Woodward has sadly passed away at the age of 68, reports the Star.
The tricky winger made over 500 appearances for the Blades after he made his league debut in 1964 against Liverpool. The former player still remains Bramall Lane’s leading post war goal scorer.
After spending 15 years with the club he loved, Woodward left South Yorkshire to move to America where he joined Tulsa Roughnecks. During his time with the club he remained based in the city of Oklahoma.
Former England international Tony Currie, who was voted Sheffield United’s greatest ever player at their recent 125th anniversary dinner told the Star just a short time after learning that his former team mate had passed away: “Woody was the greatest player I ever played with.
“I was devastated to hear the news because first and foremost, he was a great mate. He always used to joke to e that he made me look good and I have got to say it was baffling that he was never capped by England.”
Everybody that is associated with the League One side will be feeling deep sympathy for the family of their former player. It has not yet been confirmed as to whether the club will look at remembering Alan in a special way but it is believed that they will look at doing something.
Here at Football League World we would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of a former Football League great, Alan Woodward.