Reg Matthewson, English footballer, Died at 77


Reg Matthewson was born on August 6, 1939, and died on August 29, 2016.

He was an English professional footballer.

Reg played as a defender in The Football League for three clubs, making 394 appearances in the process.

Reg Matthewson started his professional career in his home city of Sheffield with Sheffield United, whom he signed a professional contract with in June 1958.

But, then he had to wait until 1961–62 for his league debut, with the Blades playing in the top-flight of English football at the time.

After spending six years in the Blades’ first-team, Matthewson joined Fulham in February 1968 for £30,000, beginning a five-year spell at Craven Cottage that included one promotion and two relegations.

During January 1973 Matthewson dropped into the Fourth Division when he joined Chester, initially on loan.

Matthewson made his debut in a 1–1 away draw at Aldershot, with his home debut a fortnight later ending in a 5–0 win over Darlington.

He quickly joined Chester permanently and became club captain when Bob Wallace moved to Aldershot.

After football, he did some coaching at Chester, then he joined Bangor City.

Reg Matthewson passed away at 77 years old.