Ian St John (1938-2021)

The EFL was deeply saddened to be taught of the passing of Ian St John on the age of 82.

A real Liverpool and Football League great, he made 425 appearances for the Reds between 1961 and 1971, scoring 118 goals, together with the trouble which earned them a first-ever FA Cup triumph in 1965.

St John’s glittering career additionally noticed him win the First Division on two events, as well because the Second Division in 1962. After leaving Liverpool, he would later play for Coventry City and Tranmere Rovers, earlier than asserting his retirement in 1973. 

A member of the Scottish Football Corridor of Fame, he additionally represented his country 21 instances, and would go on to manage Scottish membership Motherwell, earlier than taking the reins at Portsmouth. 

After leaving his assistant manager function at Sheffield Wednesday in 1979, St John grew to become a TV pundit and struck up a well-liked partnership with fellow former footballer and Tottenham Hotspur legend Jimmy Greaves. 

His legacy is undoubted and his loss shall be felt by the complete football household. He won’t ever be forgotten. 

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