Sad passing of Len Allchurch
16th November 2016
Everyone at Swansea City is sad to hear of the passing of former Swans and Welsh international winger Len Allchurch at the age of 83.
Allchurch, the younger brother of Swans legend Ivor, scored 60 goals in 347 league appearances for the club over the course of two separate spells between 1950 and 1971.
A former Swansea Schoolboy captain and Welsh Schoolboy cap, the talented winger signed professional terms with the club in October 1950.
He became a regular in the Swans side in the 1954-55 season and was a permanent fixture for seven seasons before moving to Sheffield United for £14,000 in March 1961.
He helped the Blades clinch promotion that season, prior to a move to Stockport County in September 1965, for whom he starred in their 1966-67 Fourth Division triumph.
The 11-cap Welshman who played in the 1958 World Cup, re-joined Swansea in July 1969 and helped the club to promotion before ending his professional career at his boyhood club in 1971 at the age of 38.
Len, a regular at the Liberty Stadium over recent years until suffering from ill-health, finished his footballing career at Haverfordwest while continuing to pursuing his business interests in Swansea.
Everyone at Swansea City wishes to pass on their condolences to Len's family and friends at this sad time.