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Former Player Roger Hoy Passes Away Aged 71

10 November 2018

The club is sad to announce that former Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur player Roger Hoy passed away on Friday 9th November aged 71-years-old with friends and family close to him.

Roger signed for the club from Tottenham Hotspur at the start of October 1968 to be part of the team that manager Bert Head was building to gain promotion to Division One for the first time in the club's history.

A defender or defensive midfielder, Roger filled a number of roles and was in the side that gained promotion with victory over Fulham in April 1969.

In the First Division, Roger was mainly a utility player, featuring anywhere in the team that successfully maintained its new-found status thanks to his winning goal that defeated Manchester City in the final game of the 1969-70 season.

He will also be fondly remembered by Palace fans for his famous 'bullet' header from the penalty spot against Chelsea in a 1970 FA Cup game along with the rest of the time he spent with the club.

That summer, Roger left for Luton Town after making 62 first team appearances and scoring seven goals.

He later emigrated to Australia where he took up a role with the clergy.

The club would like to extend their deepest condolences to Roger's loved ones.

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