York City have announced that former winger Wally Gould, 79, has sadly passed away following a short illness and long battle with dementia.
Born in Rotherham in September 1938, Gould was a fast and direct forward, capable of playing on either flank while scoring 27 goals in 138 games during the early 1960s.
He joined York in 1961 having begun his career with Sheffield United and proved a popular character, making his debut in a 1-0 home victory against Oldham Athletic in February.
Gould was then a regular in the team for the next three years, and started all seven games as City surged into the League Cup quarter-finals in 1961-62 – defeating Bristol City, Leicester City, Bournemouth and Watford (against whom he scored) along the way.
Midway through the 1963-64 campaign, he moved onto Brighton & Hove Albion and helped them pip York to the Fourth Division title by a single-point the following season; later coaching and playing in South Africa before then joining the coaching staff at Stoke City.
Sad news to report this morning that former City winger Wally Gould, who made 138 appearances for York City from 1961-64, has passed away following a short illness and a long battle with dementia. Condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/a3eAg85JUY
? YCFC SLO (@YCFC_SLO) March 10, 2018