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27/3/2021 4:23 pm  #1

Derek Ufton

Has passed away at the age of 92.He was T & M manager from 1961 until 1964. He was recommended to the club by Jimmy Hill who was due to be the manager before being offered the job at Coventry City. Derek oversaw T & M's record victory. - 11-0 v Welton Rovers in th FA Amateur Cup in the 62/63 season.
After leaving T & M, Derek joined Malcom Allison at Plymouth Argyle.
A full England international, Derek played for Charlton Athletic and was also a first class cricketer, playing for Kent.


27/3/2021 6:00 pm  #2

Re: Derek Ufton

Really sad to see another Tooting great has peacefully passed away, and Jeff eloquently describes Derek’s time with the Terrors.

Derek was our first manager totally in control of the team. Before then, the club’s committee had full control of selection etc. He was a true gentleman and gave the youngster in the club the opportunity to shine and make the first team.

 He was a great footballer in his day, and a legend at Charlton Athletic. The CAFC website has a wonderful tribute to him, which can be found on the link below:-

RIP Derek Ufton | CAFC

Thank you for the memories Derek and RIP

Last edited by Mikem (28/3/2021 10:39 am)


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