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Derek Possee

Derek Possee
Personal information
Full name Derek Possee
Date of birth (1946-02-14) 14 February 1946
Place of birth Southwark, England
Playing position Winger
Youth career
0000–1963 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1967 Tottenham Hotspur 19 (4)
1967–1973 Millwall 223 (79)
1973–1974 Crystal Palace 53 (13)
1974–1977 Leyton Orient 80 (11)
1977 St Patrick's Athletic ? (?)
1977–1979 Vancouver Whitecaps 53 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Derek Possee (born 14 February 1946) is an English former professional footballer who played as a winger. In a professional career which lasted from 1963 to 1979, Possee made over 400 league appearances, scoring over 100 league goals.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Honours 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Career

Born in Southwark, Possee began his career as an apprentice at Tottenham Hotspur, before becoming a professional there. Possee also played in the Football League for Millwall, Crystal Palace and Leyton Orient.

He signed for St Patrick's Athletic in October 1977 under Barry Bridges and scored twice on his debut on the 16th.

Possee then spent three seasons in the North American Soccer League with the Vancouver Whitecaps, helping them to win the Soccer Bowl in 1979.

Possee suffered tragedy in his post playing career life. His son Danny, aged 22, was shot and killed by police in 1992 whilst they were executing a warrant for a narcotics arrest.[1]

Honours

References

  1. ^ Vancouver Sun news report Retrieved 21 June 2010

External links

  • Profile at Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database
  • NASL career stats
  • Sporting Heroes
  • Millwall Hall of Fame
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