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Former player Jim Strachan sadly passes away

21 December 2018

Fleetwood Town were saddened to hear of the death of our former player Jim Strachan on 19 December 2018 at the age of 80.

Jim made his Fleetwood debut in October 1955 as a 16 year old against Wigan Athletic and over a 15 year period at the club played a total of 409 first team games, scoring 111 goals.

His final game for Fleetwood was at Morecambe in January 1970. Only Nathan Pond, Jack Ainscough and Percy Ronson have played more games for Fleetwood.

Jim was also a proud member of our Former Players Association, regularly attending monthly meetings until falling ill earlier this year.

Fleetwood Town Vice Chairman, Phil Brown said: “Jim was a legendary figure at our club and one of our finest ever players. In spite of his achievements however, he was a quiet and modest man but without exception, everybody who played with him or watched him play told me what an outstanding player he was.

"He will be sadly missed by everybody who knew him.”

Jim’s son Mike also enjoyed a long career at the club, being part of the team that reached the 1985 FA Vase Final at Wembley Stadium.

Everybody at the club would like to pass on their sincere condolences to the Strachan family at this difficult time.

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