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He played for Fulham a lot later than 1965 - he played regularly until 1970. |
Tue 18th Oct 2005
Fulham's greatest ever player, Johnny Haynes, passes away...
At 9pm on Tuesday evening the Club was officially informed by the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary that Johnny Haynes had passed away.
It is with great regret that the Club informs its fans of this very sad news and hopes that they will all join together in the one minute's silence in honour of The Maestro, this will take place on Saturday prior to Kick Off at the Fulham v Liverpool game at Craven Cottage.
Haynes was one of British football's outstanding inside forwards and was capped for England on 56 occasions, 22 as skipper. His greatest game for his country came against Russia in 1958 when his hat-trick helped England to a 5-0 victory, while he was also inspirational when Scotland were beaten 9-3 at Wembley in 1961.
Known as 'the Maestro', he was idolised by Fulham supporters and remained at the Cottage throughout his career despite offers from bigger clubs (he chose to join Fulham because his friend Tosh Chamberlain was already at the Club).
He easily holds the Club aggregate appearance record with 658 games and his tally of 158 goals was also a record until Gordon Davies passed it in 1989.
He became the country's first �100 per week player in 1961, and with his lucrative contract to advertise Brylcreem, he was the Golden Boy, the David Beckham, of his time. His England career came to an unfortunate end in 1962 after he was injured in a car crash, but he continued playing for Fulham for another eight years.
Haynes dictated most games he played in with his magnificent tactical brain, control and passing ability.
Fondly remembered by the faithful for his inability to contain his exasperation with less-gifted colleagues, his extravagant gestures and withering looks were caused more by his quest for perfection than any arrogance on his part.
In his early days, the partnership he formed with Bobby Robson and Bedford Jezzard will surely go down as one of the Whites' most exciting ever forward-lines. Fulham's greatest and best-loved son, Johnny Haynes - the Legend, the Maestro.
The thoughts and sympathies of everyone associated with the Club are with his family at this time.
1952–53 Fulham Second Division 18 1
1953–54 41 16
1954–55 37 8
1955–56 40 18
1956–57 33 5
1957–58 38 15
1958–59 34 26
1959–60 First Division 31 10
1960–61 39 9
1961–62 38 5
1962–63 8 0
1963–64 40 8
1964–65 39 5
1965–66 33 6
1966–67 36 6
1967–68 34 5
1968–69 Second Division 28 1
1969–70 Third Division 27 3
Career total 594 147