26th Sep, 2018

Former Sky Blues favourites return for Legends Day

Coventry Editorial 25th Mar, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A WHOLE host of Sky Blues legends from the past returned to the club for the annual Legends Day event.

After taking a year out because of the temporary move to Northampton, Legends Day came back to the Ricoh thanks to the efforts of the club’s Former Players’ Association.

A host of former players returned to watch the Sky Blues take on Doncaster including the likes of George Hudson, Ronnie Farmer, Willie Carr and Ian Wallace.

On the day a special commemorative medal was also presented to members of the club’s historic 1963/64 squads who won promotion from the old Third Division under the stewardship of Jimmy Hill.

Flying the flag for the club’s heroic 1987 FA Cup-winning side was Dave Bennett, who has played an integral role in organising the event as part of his work with the Coventry City Former Players’ Association (CCFPA), and Micky Gynn.

And former winger Bennett said Legends Day was a chance for the former players to say thank you to the fans.

“It’s a massive day for everyone involved at the club,” Bennett told the Observer.

“We get given the day around three or four months before the day so a lot of hard work goes into organising the event and getting in touch with all the former players.

“It’s a day when us former players get to say thank you to the fans for their support over the years.”

Willie Carr is all smiles on his return to Coventry.

Ernie Hunt scored one of the most famous goals in English football. Willie Carr flicked the ball up with his heels and Hunt volleyed the ball into the goal.

Goalkeeper Bill Glazier made just under 400 appearances for the Sky Blues.

Legendary striker Ian Wallace returned to Coventry.

Dave Busst gives our photographer Jon Mullis a thumbs up.

John Tudor flew in from the USA.

Bedworth-born defender Bill Tedds.

1987 FA Cup hero Dave Bennett.

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