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JOHNNY KING (1938-2016)

31 March 2016

Former defender passes away.

Wigan Athletic Football Club would like to pass on its condolences to the family of Johnny King at this sad time, after the former defender passed away last night, aged 78.

A legend as a player and manager at Tranmere Rovers, King was signed by Gordon Milne and made his debut for Latics in a pre-season friendly at Nantwich Town in July 1971.

His Northern Premier League debut came against Netherfield in August 1971 and he went on to make 12 appearances, the last one coming in March 1972.

He made a total of 20 appearances in all competitions.

King is pictured below (bottom left) in the 1971 squad photo.

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