West Brom and Everton to pay tribute to legend Jeff Astle

Sunday 18 Jan 2015
Jeff Astle played 361 times for West Brom, scoring 174 goals

West Bromwich Albion legend Jeff Astle was the hero of the Baggies run to The FA Cup Final back in 1968.

He found the net in the each round from the Third to the Semi-Final, before blasting the extra-time goal that won the Final against Everton at the old Wembley.

Astle passed away on 19 January 2002 and on Monday night – 13 years after his death – Everton welcome West Brom for their Premier League encounter.

The Jeff Astle gates

After signing for Albion from Notts County at 22, Astle scored nearly 300 League goals for them in a fantastic career.

He was capped five times for England, making his debut in a 2-1 win against Wales in 1969. 

Sir Alf Ramsey included him in his squad for the Mexico World Cup in the following year and he featured in the matches against Brazil and Czechoslovakia.

Nine minutes into Albion home games the crowd applauds to show their appreciation for one of the club’s greatest No9s. 

He remains in their hearts and will once again be remembered in the ninth minute of the Baggies meeting with the Toffees with a minute's applause on the anniversary of his passing.

By FA Staff