Former Liverpool footballer Ian St. John has died at the age of 82, the English club announced today.
St. John died Monday after a long illness, Liverpool quoted the family as saying, the BBC said.
He was a member of the famous Liverpool generation under Bill Shankly in the 1960s and during that time he played 425 games and scored 118 goals. He came to Motherwell from Motherwell for the then club record of £ 37,500.
Through a good and efficient game at Motherwell he was sought after by many clubs, but he moved to Liverpool and soon became a favorite of the fans.
The legendary stories of the Liverpool Football Club include the story of St. Bring John to Anfield. When management was reluctant to spend a record amount to bring in St. John, coach Bill Shankly said, “We can not afford not to buy it.”
Perhaps the brightest moment of his career at Liverpool was at Wembley in 1965, when he scored the winning goal for 2: 1 in the FA Cup final against Leeds in extra time. It was the first FA Cup trophy in the history of the “reds”. ; ; He made his Scottish national team debut as a 20-year-old, playing 21 games and scoring nine goals.
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