Football News - Radford, famous FA Cup goalscorer, dies at 79

2022-11-03 14:49

Football News - Radford, famous FA Cup goalscorer, dies at 79

Former Hereford United striker Ronnie Radford , one of the most iconic goals in FA Cup history, has died at the age of 79 , his former club announced on Wednesday .

In 1972 , Radford 's shot from 30 meters helped non-league team Hereford to win a famous cup victory by beating top-flight Newcastle United 2-1 in the third round, putting Radford on the line. Written in British football history.

" We were devastated to hear of Ronnie's passing and would like to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends at this very sad time, " Hereford said in a statement .

Ronnie is not only part of Hereford United folklore, he is part of football history and has kept Hereford on the football map since 1972 .


His mild-mannered, friendly and humble approach to life epitomizes him, and he enjoys meeting past teammates and watching today's teams play.

Radford also played for Cheltenham Town and Welsh side Newport County during his career, but during his three years at Hereford between 1971 and 1974 made the most persuasive contribution.


moment of fame

Radford started his career at Sheffield Wednesday in 1961 and became a journeyman . Later joined Leeds and Cheltenham before moving to Rugby City, Newport and Hereford where he etched his name in history.  

At Edgar Street Stadium, Hereford's third-round replay at home to Newcastle, Radford latched on to a flick before slamming a thunderbolt into the top of the net for the first time, flying past goalkeeper Willie McFoy you.

The sensational strike sparked a frenzy in the stadium, with fans swarming ahead of extra time. Hereford went on to win a famous victory, with Rich George coming off the bench to win the title. It sparked yet another pitch at one of the most memorable moments in the club's history .