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Old 02-01-2008, 05:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Geoff Bent
Died aged 25.
Had become a father just four months before his death on the birth of his daughter Karen.

Roger Byrne (capt.)
England international.
He was only 28 when he died in the Munich air disaster, and on arriving home he would have received the news that his wife Joy was expecting their first child.

Eddie Colman
Aged 21 years and 3 months, he was the youngest person to die in the Munich Air Disaster.
An accommodation building at the University of Salford is named after him—the Eddie Colman building is a block of flats located near the main campus.
It's situated near the Duncan Edwards memorial building.

Duncan Edwards
Despite a brave fight for life, Duncan Edwards died from his injuries 15 days after the crash.
Made his debut for England at the age of 18.
It has been claimed by those who saw Edwards play that if he had not died young, he would have gone on to become one of the all-time footballing greats.
Had he lived it would have been him and not Bobby Moore who would have led England to World Cup victory in 1966.
Sir Matt Busby described him as, "the best player in the world".
The finest player of his generation.

Mark Jones
Died age 24.
On the verge of Welsh international team had he lived.

David Pegg
England international.
He was tipped by many to succeed the ageing Tom Finney in the England team.
Still only 22 years old when he died.

Tommy Taylor
Died aged 26.
England international.
For United he managed two goals every three matches; put another way, he found the net once every two hours or so that he spent on a football pitch.
19 England caps and a 16 goal return!

Liam 'Billy' Whelan
Ireland international.
Whelan was a devout Roman Catholic who came from a large family; his father John had died in 1943, when Whelan was eight years old.
Just before the aeroplane crashed at Munich, he was heard to say: "If this is the end, then I'm ready for it".
He was 22 years old when he died.

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