Dave Wagstaffe: 1943 - 2013
- 07 August 2013 16:32
- Posted by @markbooth_mcfc
It was with great sadness that the club learned of the passing of former City winger Dave Wagstaffe.
A product of City’s youth system, Dave went on to be regarded as one of football’s great wingers, becoming synonymous with Wolverhampton Wanderers after leaving Manchester.
Wagstaffe was a local Manchester boy who made his professional debut for City at home to Sheffield Wednesday on 7 September 1960.
He would go on to represent the club 162 times, scoring eight goals over five seasons.
Dave’s final appearance in a City shirt came on 19 December 1964 before he joined Wolves on Boxing Day.
He would go on to be considered as a Club legend at Molineux, appearing on 404 occasions over 12 years.
One of the highlights of Wagstaffe’s career came in the 1972 UEFA Cup final second leg where the left-winger scored although his Wolves side couldn’t overcome Tottenham Hotspur.
“Waggy” was inducted into the Wolves Hall of Fame in January 2013.
He was the first player in the English game to ever be shown a red card in his time at Blackburn who he joined from Wolves in 1976.
Wagstaffe also represented Blackpool and Los Angeles Wolves in his 19-year playing career.
Dave passed away at the age of 70 on Tuesday after a short illness.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.
There will be full tributes to Bert Trautmann, George Smith and Dave Wagstaffe in the Newcastle United match day programme