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RIP Dick Neal

Posted: Fri 22 Feb 2013

Former Blues captain Dick Neal

Image by: PA Photos

Birmingham FC is saddened to learn that former club captain Dick Neal has died at the age of 79.

Dick, who represented the club between 1957 and 1961, passed away on Thursday following a short illness.

A powerfully-built left wing-half with a ferocious tackle, Dick made 197 appearances for Blues during his time at St. Andrew's and scored 18 goals.

He was a key member of the Blues side that played against European giants Barcelona and Inter Milan in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

He left Blues to join Middlesbrough in October 1961 and ended his footballing career in 1968 as player-manager with Blakenhall FC in Wolverhampton.

Dick is survived by his wife Barbara and three children Richard, Tim and Debbie.
Dick Neal v Inter Milan
RIP Dick Neal 1933-2013.