Johnny Quinn passes away, aged 82

Johnny Quinn, a member of Wednesday’s 1966 FA Cup Final side, has passed away, aged 82.

He joined us as an apprentice in 1959 and made the first team under Alan Brown, playing in every position apart from goalkeeper and centre half during eight years at Hillsborough.

Johnny played194 times for the Owls – including that Wembley appearance in the 3-2 final defeat to Everton – and scored 24 goals for the club.

When he left us, he moved on to play at Rotherham and Halifax, before retiring from the game in 1975.

He then went on to open a sports shop close to Hillsborough, with his friend and team-mate Gerry Young, who passed away less than a month ago.

Johnny was also well known for forming the ‘Johnny Quinn All Stars’ charity football team, raising thousands of pounds for good causes over several years.

RIP, Johnny, thanks for the memories and our thoughts are very much with his family at this sad time.


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