One of the club's greatest servants passes away. RIP Alan.
Everyone at Crewe Alexandra is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our former midfielder, Alan Bradshaw. After joining us from his hometown club, the Blackburn-born Bradshaw made 315 appearances for Crewe, scoring 51 goals between 1965-1971.
The former PE teacher was a superb athlete and managed to balance his profession whilst playing for Crewe. He helped the club to promotion in 1968 as a first-team regular and he memorably helped the Alex to a famous FA Cup victory against his beloved Rovers in December 1972. Alan had made 11 first team appearances for his boyhood club before moving to Gresty Road.
After his finishing his playing career, Alan later became a successful scout with the club.
Our thoughts are very much with the Bradshaw family at this sad time. Alan passed away yesterday after a battle with dementia.