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Ivor Allchurch

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Full nameIvor John Allchurch
Date of birth16 October 1929
Place of birthSwansea, Wales
Date of death10 July 1997(age 67)
Place of deathSwansea, Wales
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionInside forward

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Ivor John Allchurch MBE (16 October 1929 10 July 1997) was a Welsh international footballer. His brother was Len Allchurch.

Known as 'The Golden Boy' of Welsh football, Allchurch played for Swansea Town, Newcastle United and Cardiff City, where he amassed 691 games scoring 249 goals. His record of 68 caps for Wales stood until 1986, when it was exceeded by Joey Jones' total of 72 caps. He also held the record number of goals scored for Wales, 23, which was eventually broken by Ian Rush. His talents were more widely recognised after his performance for Wales during the 1958 World Cup, in which he helped them to reach the quarter finals.

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