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Ivor Allchurch
Ivor Allchurch MBE (October 16, 1929 - July 10, 1997) was a Welsh footballer.

In a career playing for Newcastle, Cardiff and Swansea, Allchurch played 694 league games and scored 251 goals.

He made his international debut against England in 1951 and played his final game for his country against Chile in 1966. In all, Allchurch scored 23 goals for Wales (a record until 1986) in 68 appearances (also a record until 1986). He was also a key component of the Welsh squad that played in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden.

In 1966, he was awarded an MBE in recognition of his services to football and is also a member of the Welsh Hall of Fame.

He died, aged 67, at home in Swansea.

There is now a statue in honour of him outside Swansea City AFC Liberty stadium


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