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Former Sunderland player Stan Anderson passes away

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The PFA is deeply saddened to hear that former Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesbrough player Stan Anderson has passed away, aged 85.

The midfielder played for Sunderland over 400 times during 12 years with the club.

In 1963 he moved to Newcastle and went on to make 81 appearances.

He went on to play for Middlesbrough before becoming their manager in 1966 where he remained until 1973.

He also managed AEK Athens, Queens Park Rangers, Doncaster Rovers and Bolton Wanderers.

Stan played twice for England and was part of the squad for the 1962 World Cup in Chile.

PFA Chief Executive, Gordon Taylor OBE: “Stan was a true gentleman and England colleague of Jimmy Armfield in the World Cup of 1962.

“He was a fine cultured wing-half and North East hero playing with distinction for Sunderland, Newcastle United and Middlesbrough.”

All at the PFA would like to offer sincere condolences to Stan’s friends and family.