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Roy Summersby

12 August 2016

Sad passing of former Lions striker

Millwall FC were saddened to hear of the passing of former player Roy Summersby on Sunday 7th August.

Born in Lambeth on 19th March 1935, Roy started his illustrious career as a striker for The Lions in 1951 and he quickly gained a reputation as a grafter on the field. His speed and intelligence would help him net 13 goals during 87 appearances for Millwall.

However, it was following his move to Crystal Palace in 1958 that Roy's career really blossomed. He made 176 appearances for The Eagles and scored an impressive 59 goals, including four in one game against Barrow in 1959. 

Roy would go on to sign for Portsmouth in 1963 and after a total of 275 appearances in the Football League, he moved to non-League football before finally hanging up his boots.

Our thoughts are with Roy's friends and family at this difficult time. 

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