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Harry Gregg - RIP

17 February 2020

Crewe Alexandra Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the death of former manager Harry Gregg.

Harry spent three seasons in charge of the Alex between 1975 and 1978 after a distinguished playing career.

The Northern Ireland international launched his career in England with Doncaster Rovers and in 1957 joined Manchester United for £23,000, which at the time was a world record fee for a goalkeeper.

He not only survived the Munich Air Disaster in 1958 but also returned to the plane to rescue teammates and other passengers.

During his United career he kept 48 clean sheets in 247 appearances and is widely regarded as one of their greatest ever goalkeepers.

Harry will be fondly remembered by those who enjoyed his time at Gresty Road and all of our thoughts are with his family this morning.

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