Club classic skipper dies

Bobby Cram, the man who captained Colchester to arguably the most famous giantkilling feat in FA Cup history, has died.

Bobby Cram, the man who captained Colchester to arguably the most famous giantkilling feat in FA Cup history, has died.

The central defender skippered the then Fourth Division Us side which defeated Don Revie’s Leeds 3-2 at Layer Road in the FA Cup fifth round in 1971.

Cram, the uncle of British middle-distance legend Steve Cram, passed away in Canada after suffering a heart attack aged 68.

He played for West Brom for eight years before joining Colchester in 1969, and made 100 appearances for the Essex club.

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