Jumpers would like to pay a small tribute t the football greats who left us in 2011:
Most famous as part of the great Mercer –
side of the 60’s / 70’s. Mike was an Allison Man City international defender who late played for Stoke. In a distinguished career, he won League, FA Cup, Cup Winners Cup and England honours. England
The Brazilian legend, who may have never won the World Cup (he captained the
side of 1982, some say the greatest team never to have won it). He spent a large part of his career playing in Brazil . Italy
The Leeds and
legend and Welsh international became one of the Premiership most consistent players in his day rarely missing a game. He later, up to his premature death, managed the Welsh national team. Newcastle
In a career in which he was never capped, Jimmy achieved almost all the possible football goals. He captained
Burnley to league championship and FA Cup final and was in 1962 (the year of his runners up medal) also Footballer of the year.
Another of the Mercer –
team, Neil was possibly most famous for scoring the winning goal in the 1969 FA Cup final (against a very young Peter Shilton) Allison City
Another FA Cup winning goal scorer (1958) Nat spent his whole career at
Bolton and is possibly their greatest legend. At developed into a great international centre forward and footballer of the year.