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ROY JENNINGS

24 October 2016

The club has paid tribute to the life of a former Albion defender.


Brighton & Hove Albion is saddened by the news that former player Roy Jennings has passed away aged 84.

Jennings, who played for the club between 1952 and 1964, passed away on Friday.

Born in Swindon, Jennings arrived at Albion in May 1952 after being on the books of Swindon Town as an amateur and also representing England at youth team level.

He played for the club in both the full-back and centre-back positions, making a total of 297 appearances for the Seagulls and scoring 22 goals.

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The defender became a firm fans’ favourite due to his strong aerial presence and physical style of play.

Roy was also a penalty-taking specialist, after scoring 13 goals from the spot before he was released to Crawley Town on a free transfer in 1964.

Since retiring from the game, the former defender went on to become a magistrate and a partner in a financial consultancy.

The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Roy’s family and friends at this sad time.

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