Tributes: Ronald Patrick Henry (August 17, 1934-December 27, 2014)
Erich Retter (February 17, 1925 – December 27, 2014)
Javier Fragoso (April 19, 1942 - December 28, 2014)
Odd Iversen (November 6, 1945- December 29, 2014)
Walter Roque (May 8, 1937 - December 30, 2014)
Romanus Orjinta (August 12, 1981 - December 31, 2014)
Antonio Fuertes (December 3, 1929-January 5, 2015)
Angelo Anquiletti (April 25, 1943- January 9, 2015)
Fritz Pott (April 23,1 939 - January 11, 2015)
Jeno Buzanszky (May 4, 1925 - January 11, 2015)
Vladimir Petrovich Kesarev (February 26, 1930- January 19, 2015)
Wilfred Agbonavbare (October 5, 1966- January 27, 2015)
Alberto Cardaccio (August 26, 1949- January 28, 2015)
Ole Sorensen (November 25, 1937- January 28, 2015)
Walter Glechner (February 12, 1939- January 29, 2015)
Harold William Hassal (March 4, 1929- January 30, 2015)
Udo Latteck (Janaury 16, 1935-February 1, 2015)
Frank Borghi (April 9, 1925- February 2, 2015)
Henryk Szczepanski (October 7, 1933- February 2, 2015)
NicoKarl-Erik Palmer (April 17, 1929- February 2, 2015)
Ion Nunweiller (January 9, 1936- February 3, 2015)
Henri ‘Rik’ Coppens (April 29, 1930- February 5, 2015)
Jean Lechantre (February 13, 1922- February 12, 2015)
Ivan Aleksandrov Davidov (October 5, 1943- February 19, 2015)
Ibrahim Biogradlic (March 8, 1931- February 20, 2015)
Marian Szeja (August 20, 1941- February 25, 2015)
Wolfram Wuttke (November 17, 1961- March 1, 2015)
David Craig Mackay (November 14, 1934- March 2, 2015)
Ronald Patrick Henry
Ron Henry was an English defender who played for Tottenham Hotspur in the 1950s and 60s.
He earned a solitary cap for his nation in a EC Qualifier vs. France on February 27, 1963 (2 to 5 France win).
He passed away on December 27th , aged 80.
Photo From : England, Player By Player, Author Graham Betts
Erich Retter was a West German defender who represented Stuttgart from the 1940s to the 60s.
He earned 14 caps between 1952 and 1956.
He passed away on December 27th , aged 89.
Javier Fragoso was a Mexican striker who represented Club America in the 1960s.
He earned 46 caps between 1965 and 1975. He was a member of Mexico’s World Cup squads of 1966 and 1970.
He passed away on December 28th , aged 72.
Odd Iversen was a Norwegian striker who played for Rosenborg Trondheim in three separate spells from the 1960s through 1980s.
He earned 45 caps between 1967 and 1979. He is the father of Steffen Iversen, also a Norwegian International from the 1990s and 2000s.
He passed away on December 29th , aged 69.
Photo From : Landslaget, Det Norske Fotballandslagets Historie, authors Egil Olsen, Arne Scheie,Per Jorsett, Otto Ulseth, 1997
Walter Roque was a Uruguay International winger who most notably represented Rampla Juniors.
He earned 16 caps in the 1950s. He also managed the Venezuelan National Team from 1978 to 1985.
He passed away on December 30th , aged 77.
Romanus Orjinta was a Nigerian international midfielder who earned 13 caps between 2003 and 2004.
He was found dead at his home on December 31st, aged just 33.
Antonio Fuertes was a Spanish midfielder who played for Valencia in the 1950s.
He earned a solitary cap for his nation in a Friendly vs. Argentina on December 7, 1952 (0 to 1 Argentina win).
He passed away on January 5th , aged 85.
Photo From : Todo Sobre La Seleccion Espanola, Felix Martialay, 2006
(Antonio Fuertes, December 7, 1952, Spain 0-Argentina 1)
Angelo Anquiletti was an Italian defender who represented AC Milan for over a decade in the 1960s and 70s.
He earned two caps for Italy, both in 1969.
He passed away on January 9th , aged 71.
Fritz Pott was a West German defender who played for FC Koln from the 1950s through 1970.
He earned 3 caps between 1962 and 1964.
He passed away on January 11th , aged 76.
Photo From : Kicker, 40 Jahre Bundesliga, 2003
(Fritz Pott with FC Koln)
Jeno Buzanszky was a Hungarian defender who represented Dorogi from 1947-60.
He earned 48 caps between 1950 and 1956. He was the last surviving member of the ‘Mighty magyars’ squad of the 1950s.
He passed away on January 11th , aged 89.
Photo from: La Glorieuse Epopee de la coupe du monde, by Mondial, 1982
(Jeno Buzanszky, July 4, 1954, World Cup, West Germany 3-Hungary 2)
Vladimir Petrovich Kesarev
USSR international Vladimir Kesarev starred for Dinamo Moscow in the 1950s and 1960s.
He earned his 14 caps from 1956 to 1965.
He was a member of the 1958 World Cup squad as well as the 1960 European Championship squad.
He passed away on January 19th , aged 84.
Nigerian International goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare is mostly remembered for his stint in the 1990s in the Spanish La Liga with Rayo Vallecano.
He earned 15 caps between 1983 and 1994.
He died due to cancer on January 27th, aged just 48.
Alberto Cardaccio was a Uruguay International midfielder who most notably represented Danubio in the 1970s.
He earned 19 caps between 1972 and 1974. He was a member of the 1974 World Cup squad.
He passed away on January 28th , aged 65.
Ole Sorensen was a 1960s Danish International who had spells at KB Copnehagen, FC Koln and PSV Eindhoven.
He earned 25 caps between 1961 and 1969.
He passed away on January 29th , aged 77.
Photo From : Landsholdenes 2198 Spiller Profiller-fra Krolben til Kroldrup’(Ole Sorensen)
Walter Glechner was an Austrian international defender who represented Rapid Wien from 1950s through 70s.
He earned 35 caps between 1960 and 1968.
He passed away on January 29th , aged 75.
Photo From: Österreichs Fußball Länderspiele Chronik 1902 – 1993, Author: Anton Egger(Walter Glechner)
Harold William Hassal
Harold Hassal was an English striker who played for Huddersfield and Bolton Wanderers in the 1940s and 1950s.
He earned 5 caps for England between 1951 and 1953.
He passed away on January 30th , aged 85.
West German striker Udo Latteck had an undistinguished playing career at Osnabruck in the 1960s. However, he became one of the greatest and most successful managers in the history of the game.
He managed with equal success the 1970s squads of Bayern Munich and Borussia Moenchengladbach. He managed Barcelona in the 1980s before returning to Bayern in 1983.
He passed away on February 1st, aged 80.
Photo From : Mondial, new series, issue 69, December 1985
USA International goalkeeper Frank Borghi is mostly remembered for being the goalkeeper for the famous win vs. England during the 1950 World Cup.
He served during the Second World War and won the Bronze star and Purple Heart.
He passed away on February 2nd, aged 89.
Photo From: Soccer International, March 1990(Frank Borghi)
Polish International midfielder Henryk Szczepanski earned 45 caps for Poland between 1957 and 1965.
He passed away on February 2nd, aged 81.
Karl-Erik Palmer was a Swedish International midfielder who represented Malmo in the 1940s and early 50s and then had a long stint in the Italian league with Legnano.
He earned 14 caps for Sweden between 1949 and 1952.
He passed away on February 2nd, aged 85.
Romanian mdefender Ion Nunweiller spent the majority of his career at Dinamo Bucharest in two separate spells that spanned from the 1950s into the 70s.
He earned 26 caps for Romania between 1958 and 1967.
He passed away on February 3rd, aged 79.
Henri ‘Rik’ Coppens
Belgian striker Henri Coppens was one of the best players of Belgium in the 1950s.
He had spells at Beerschot (1946/61) and Molenbeek (1962/67).
He earned 47 caps for Belgium between 1949 and 1959.
He passed away on February 5th , aged 84.
Photo From: Rode Duivels & Oranje Leeuwen., 100 jaar Derby der Lage Landen, Authors Ralf Willems, Matty Verkamman
(Henri Coppens, October 25, 1953, Holland 1-Belgium 0)
French striker Jean Lechantre was born in Belgium and represented Lille and CO Roubaix-Tourcoing in the 1940s and 50s.
He earned 3 caps for France between 1947 and 1949.
He passed away on February 12th , aged 92.
Ivan Aleksandrov Davidov
Ivan Davidov was a Bulgarian International midfielder who most notably represented Slavis Sofia in the 1960s into the early 70s.
He earned 11 caps between 1965 and 1971. He was a member of the 1966 and 1970 World Cup squads.
He passed away on February 19th , aged 71.
Ibrahim Buiogradlic was a Yugoslvian defender who most spent his entire career at FK Sarajevo during the 1950s into the early 60s.
He earned a single cap for Yugoslavia during the 1956 Olympics (December 4, 1956, Yugoslavia 4-India 1), where Yugoslavia ended as Silver Medalists.
He passed away on February 20th , aged 83.
Marian Szeja was a Polish goalkeeper who most spent over a decade at Zaglebie Walbrzych in the 1960s and early 70s.
He also played in France in the 1970s for Metz and at Guy Roux’s Auxerre squad still in the second division.
He earned 15 caps between 1965 and 1973. He was a member of the 1972 Olympics Gold winning squad, though he was a substitute.
He passed away on February 25th , aged 73.
West German midfielder Wolfram Wuttke played for a number of Bundesliga clubs such as Schalke, Moenchengladbach, SV Hamburg and Kaiserslautern.
He earned 4 caps between 1986 and 1988 under Franz Beckenbauer and was a member of the 1988 UEFA European championship squad.
He had a spell at RCD Espanol in the early 90s before returning for final season at Bundesliga with Saarbrucken (1992/93).
Many regard his and Dieter Schatzschneider’s double signing by SV Hamburg in 1983 (to replace Lars Bastrup and Horst Hrubesch) as one of the biggest Bundesliga transfer flops. Others also remarked that were it not for his difficulties with management he would have earned more caps.
He passed away on March 1st from organ failure caused by cirrhosis, aged just 53.
Photo From: Fussball Magazin, March april 1982
(Wolfram Wuttke at Moenchengladbach, 1981/82)
David Craig Mackay
David Mackay was a Scottish International who starred for Hearts in the 1950s. He later joined Tottenham and was part of the 1960/61 Double winning squad.
He was one of Brian Clough’s first key signings for Derby County in 1968 and helped them to get promoted.
He later turned to management and led Derby County to the League title in 1975.
He also spent nearly a decade in Kuwait in the late 70s and 80s.
He earned 22 caps between 1957 and 1965.He passed away on March 2nd , aged 80.
Photo From: Scotland, The Team, 1987