Roy Summersby, English footballer, Died at 81


Roy Summersby was born on March 19, 1935, and died on August 7, 2016.

He was an English professional footballer who played as an inside forward.

Roy appeared 275 times in the English Football League for Millwall, Crystal Palace, and Portsmouth, before moving into non-league football with Chelmsford City and Hillingdon Borough.

He began his playing career at Millwall, initially as a junior before signing as a professional in March 1952, but did not fully establish himself in the first team until 1957.

During December 1958, Roy signed for Crystal Palace then playing in the Fourth Division in its inaugural season.

Summersby quickly became a first team regular and put together a sequence of 126 consecutive appearances, many of them alongside Johnny Byrne.

During the 1960–61 season Palace achieved promotion to the third tier and Summersby was ever present, making 46 appearances, scoring 25 goals, which was still (as of September 2014) the fourth highest seasonal goals total in Crystal Palace Post-War history.

Roy Summersby passed away at 81 years old.