Bill Foulkes Dies Aged 81

Last updated : 25 November 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

United said Foulkes passed away in the early hours of Monday morning.

lFoulkes made his debut for United in 1952 and went on to play 688.

After winning the European Cup, Foulkes felt he had achieved all he could and wished to retire. However, Busby managed to convince him to stay for 2 more years.

The next season, United finished 11th in the league. In the 1969–70 season, Wilf McGuinness (who had played alongside Foulkes in the late 1950s) replaced the retiring Busby as manager of United.

Foulkes played only 3 games under McGuinness, the last coming in a 1–4 loss against Southampton at Old Trafford on 16 August 1969. By this stage, he was the oldest player in the team at the age of 37. He officially retired from playing on 1 June 1970.

By the end of his lengthy career, Foulkes had made 688 appearances.

He had previously held the club's appearance record until Charlton (758 appearances) overtook him and, later, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, although he is still in fourth place for appearances for United.

He also started in every single game United had played in the seasons 1957–58, 1959–60, 1963–64 and 1964–65.

He served United in the First Division for 18 seasons, most of them as a regular player, and was the longest-serving player at the club at the time of his final game.

He scored a total of nine goals for United.

After retirement, he stayed at Old Trafford as a youth-team coach from 1970 to 1975, when he finally left United after 25 years of unbroken service.

After his coaching stint at United, Foulkes managed several teams. First, he was manager of English non-League club Witney United F.C., which was then known as Witney Town.

In 1975, he went to USA where he managed Chicago Sting (1975–77), Tulsa Roughnecks (1978–79) and San Jose Earthquakes (1980).

He then travelled to Norway in 1980 to 1988 where he had two managing stints with Steinkjer FK, and also managed IL Bryn, Lillestrøm SK and Viking FK.

In 1988, he went to Japan and managed F.C. Mazda in Hiroshima until 1991. Then, he finished his involvement with the game and returned to England in 1992.

In October 1992, he auctioned mementoes of his career at Christie's as he needed the money.

Twenty items were auctioned, raising almost £35,000.

All his medals were auctioned, and his European Cup medal raised £11,000, while the jersey he wore in the European Cup final raised £1,800.

Foulkes' European Cup medal was resold at an auction at Sotheby's in London in November 2012 as part of a collection of sporting memorabilia; this time, it sold for almost four times as much, going for £40,000.

First Division (4): 1955–56, 1956–57, 1964–65, 1966–67
FA Cup (1): 1962–63
European Cup (1): 1967–68
Charity Shield (4): 1956, 1957, 1965, 1967 (joint winners)

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NEWCASTLE: 1. Tim Krul 13. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 6. Mike Williamson 2. Fabricio Coloccini 3. Davide Santon 7. Moussa Sissoko 24. Cheick Tiote 4. Yohan Cabaye 68' 11. Yoan Gouffran 83' 23. Shola Ameobi 74' 14. Loic Remy
Subs: 8. Vurnon Anita 68' 9. Papiss Cisse 74' 10. Hatem Ben Arfa 83' 19. Massadio Haidara 21. Rob Elliot 25. Gabriel Obertan 28. Sammy Ameobi

NORWICH: 1. John Ruddy 2. Russell Martin 6. Michael Turner 24. Ryan Bennett 23. Martin Olsson 4. Bradley Johnson 89' 22. Nathan Redmond 89' 8. Jonny Howson 10. Leroy Fer 12. Anthony Pilkington 49' 11. Gary Hooper
Subs: 3. Steven Whittaker 5. Sebastien Bassong 14. Wes Hoolahan 89' 16. Johan Elmander 49' 19. Luciano Becchio 20. Carlo Nash 31. Josh Murphy 89'

jjLoic Remy's eighth goal of the season set Newcastle on the road to a third successive Barclays Premier League victory as Norwich's troubles on the road continued.
The France international headed home Yohan Cabaye's corner from close range with just two minutes gone, remarkably the Magpies' first strike from that particular set-piece since October 2011.

Compatriot Yoan Gouffran wrapped up the win seven minutes before the break, converting from close range after keeper John Ruddy had saved Shola Ameobi's header, and Leroy Fer's 80th-minute header ultimately counted for little in the 2-1 result despite sparking a rousing fightback.

Norwich, who lost 7-0 at Manchester City in their last game, had first-half chances of their own with Anthony Pilkington, who was later carried off on a stretcher, sending a 32nd-minute header across the face of goal.

However, Alan Pardew's side were deserved winners on a day when they played well enough to take the points, but did not have to be at their very best in front of an appreciative crowd of 51,328.

There were impressive individual displays from Cabaye and Remy, who helped France book their place at next summer's World Cup finals in midweek, and Shola Ameobi, who will hope to join them in Brazil with Nigeria.

The mood within the camp was understandably buoyant as a result of those international successes and morale-boosting victories over Chelsea and Tottenham, and Newcastle's afternoon could hardly have got off to a better start.

Less than two minutes had gone when Cabaye, for the second time in the game, sent in a left-wing corner which was allowed to travel across Norwich's six-yard box to the far post.

Midfielder Bradley Johnson found himself caught in two minds and in the event did nothing to allow Remy to head into the back of the net.

The Canaries responded to the early set-back to enjoy their best, albeit brief, spell of the half.

Nathan Redmond perhaps should have done better after being played in over the top by Michael Turner with 11 minutes gone, but he blasted high over with the Magpies' defence waiting in vain for an offside flag.

The visitors went close once again two minutes later when Ryan Bennett turned Pilkington's deep free-kick towards goal to prompt a block by keeper Tim Krul, with returning skipper Fabricio Coloccini blocking Fer's follow-up and Ameobi mopping up.

However, with Cheick Tiote and Cabaye dominating in midfield and Ameobi and Remy stretching the Norwich defence, Newcastle gradually established a momentum.

Moussa Sissoko should have extended their lead 14 minutes before the break after Ameobi had carved the City defence wide open with a slide-rule pass, but he dragged his effort wide.

Norwich were very nearly level within seconds when Pilkington looped a header back across goal, only for the ball to drop just wide with Krul fatally wrong-footed.

However, Pardew's men increased their advantage with 38 minutes gone when Ameobi once again produced a fine pass to pick out Remy, who fed Sissoko to float in a teasing cross.

Ameobi climbed highest to forced a save from Ruddy, but Gouffran was on hand to tap home the rebound.

Ruddy had to dive to his left to beat away Ameobi's piledriver in stoppage time, and the home side headed for the dressing room happy with their lot.

The visitors' woes increased within four minutes of the restart when Pilkington was carried off after apparently damaging a hamstring in a challenge with Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

Johan Elmander took his place, but it was Gary Hooper who might have changed his side's fortunes from the resulting free-kick when Newcastle failed to clear their lines and he prodded a shot just wide.

Ameobi created a shooting chance for himself with some neat footwork, but then wasted all the good work by scuffing his attempt straight at Ruddy.

But Norwich were making a concerted push to get themselves back into the game and the Magpies found themselves having to defend, if with few scares, for an extended period.

Newcastle were content to try to hit the Canaries on the break, which they did to good effect on more than one occasion, but the precision of their first-half performance was sadly lacking.

The relative comfort of their position persuaded Pardew to withdraw the tiring Cabaye and Ameobi and replace them with Vurnon Anita and Papiss Cisse as time ran down.

However, Fer set up a tense conclusion when he headed Redmond's corner firmly past Krul with 10 minutes remaining, although the Magpies held firm.




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Krul, Yanga-Mbiwa, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Sissoko, Tiote, Cabaye (68' Anita), Gouffran (83' Ben Arfa), Shola Ameobi (74' Cisse), Remy.
Subs: Haidara, Elliot, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi

Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Sissoko, Cabaye, Tiote, Gouffran (85' Obertan), Remy (75' Cisse), Shola Ameobi (60' Anita).
Subs: Coloccini, Ben Arfa, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi

NEWCASTLE UTD 2 CHELSEA 0 (Gouffran, Remy)
Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Sissoko, Cabaye, Tiote (53' Anita), Gouffran (85' Obertan), Shola Ameobi (62' Cisse).
Subs: Ben Arfa, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Tavernier.

Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Dummett, Santon, Sissoko (45' Cisse), Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran (86' Sammy Ameobi), Ben Arfa, Remy (70' Shola Ameobi).
Subs: Anita, Haidara, Elliot, Obertan.

Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Cabaye (78'  Sammy Ameobi), Tiote, Gouffran, Sissoko (45' Dummett), Remy, Ben Arfa (78' Anita).
Subs: Cisse, Elliot, Obertan, Dummett.

Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Tiote, Cabaye (86' Ben Arfa), Gouffran, Sissoko, Remy (71' Gutierrez), Cisse 
Subs: Anita, Yanga-Mbiwa, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett

EVERTON 3 NEWCASTLE 2 (Cabaye, Remy)
Krul, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa (46' Williamson), Coloccini, Santon, Tiote, Anita (69' Cisse), Ben Arfa (46' Cabaye), Sissoko, Gouffran, Remy 
Subs: Elliot, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett

Krul, Debuchy (86' Tiote), Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Santon, Cabaye (62' Gouffran), Anita, Sissoko, Ben Arfa, Cisse (73' Marveaux), Remy 
Subs: Williamson, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett 

ASTON VILLA 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Ben Arfra, Gouffran)
Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Anita (74' Tiote), Cabaye (88' Sammy Ameobi), Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Remy (63' Gouffran), Cisse 
Subs: Elliot, Marveaux, S Taylor, Dummett 

Krul, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Santon, Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Anita 65' (Cabaye), Marveaux 74' (Remy), Shola Ameobi 65' (Gouffran), Cisse 
Subs: Gosling, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett 

Krul, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Santon, Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Anita, Marveaux 66' (Sammy Ameobi), Shola Ameobi, Cisse 72'
Subs: Gosling, Bigirimana, Elliot, Vuckic, Dummett 

Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Sissoko, Tiote, Gouffran 45+4' (Dummett), Ben Arfa 65' (Sammy Ameobi), Gutierrez 44' (Anita), Cisse 
Subs: Elliot, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Obertan 


Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara (45 Dummett, 80 Ben Arfa), Anita, Tiote, Gouffran, Sissoko, Shola Ameobi (66 Cabaye), Cisse
Subs: Remy, Elliot, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi

NEWCASTLE 2 LEEDS UTD 0 (Cisse, Gouffran)
Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Gouffran (90' Vuckic), Anita (80' Gosling), Tiote, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Cisse (71' Obertan).
Subs: Ben Arfa, Yanga-Mbiwa, Bigirimana, Alnwick

MORECAMBE 0 NEWCASTLE 2 (Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi)
Elliot, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Good, Dummett, Bigirimana, Gosling, Marveaux 88' (Sissoko), Vuckic 46' (Shola Ameobi), Sammy Ameobi, Gouffran 71' (Ben Arfa)
Subs: Santon, Anita, Alnwick, Streete 

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