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Alex Dawson (1940 - 17 July 2020)

Scottish striker who made his debut for Man Utd in 1957.
after the Munich Disaster Dawson played and scored regularly until leaving in 1961
after United signed David Herd.
Dawson then scored over 100 League goals for Preston and scored for the Second
Division side against West Ham in the 1964 FA Cup Final.
he saw out his career with Bury, Brighton and Brentford scoring over 200 League goals.

Former Manchester United player Alex Dawson passes away

Former Manchester United striker and Busby Babe Alex Dawson dies aged 80


Silvio Marzolini (1940 - 17 July 2020)

a left back with Boca Juniors (1960-72) Marzolini was one the stars of Argentine football
in the 60's where at the Bombonera he won a string of national titles.
Marzolini played in the 1962 and 1966 World Cups (he was voted best left back in England '66)
earning 28 caps (1960-69)

he coached Boca to another national Championship in 1981 in the Maradona era.

Silvio Marzolini - Wikipedia

Silvio Marzolini died, the most exquisite number 3 in the history of Argentine soccer
 

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Biri Biri (1948 -19 July 2020)

Alhaji Momodou Njie aka the brilliantly monikered Biri Biri was Gambia's greatest footballer
best known for his spell at Sevilla (1973-78).

BBC SPORT | Football | African | Biri Biri: Gambia's 'greatest'


brilliant tribute video from Sevilla FC. they obviously loved having him back to visit.
one of those players whose name i often heard but i knew little about.
 

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Alan Shearer made a documentary a couple of years ago about this.
he said also that for every time he scored a goal with his head he
headed the ball a thousand times in training.

Man United V Chelsea Cup Semi Final unusually had three head collisions
in the first half of the game. Eric Bailly tried to keep playing to had
to go off.

footballers are generally more healthy and live slighty longer that
the general population but dementia /alzheimers are common and
this has been known about for decades.

former Rangers star Fernando Ricksen died in 40's last year from MND.
Jimmy Johnstone (perhaps Celtic's greatest player) died from MND
aged 61 in 2006.

a 2019 landmark UK report into players active between 1900-1976
found that ex pro players had a 5 fold chance of getting Alzheimers,
4 fold chance of getting MND and were twice as likely to get
Parkinson's compared to general public.

Landmark study reveals link between football and dementia

Dementia in football: Ex-players three and a half times more likely to die of condition

[sorry if links don't work. internet went down for 25 minutes during typing this,]
 

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this clip gives a good idea of the lack of understanding of concussion in
sport that prevailed for decades afterwards.
in 1968 Leeds played Liverpool in the closing stages of the season with both
clubs needing to win stay in touch with the top two of Man City and Man Utd.

@ 2:57 a shot from Leeds' Peter Lorimer (who had hardest shot in League
at the time) hits Liverpool captain Ron Yates at close range and knocks him out.
then when Liverpool equalize big Ron is involved, still on the pitch !

Liverpool's manager Bill Shankly was very unsympathetic to injured players.
even telling them they should feel bad for collecting their wages.
 

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