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Geoff Parsons 1931-2024

10:03am, Tue 14th May 2024
Woking Football Club are saddened to learn of the passing away of Geoff Parsons in Rockingham, Western Australia on Wednesday 8th May 2024; he was 93.

Geoff played 309 games for Woking, predominantly as a left back and was a key part of the legendary 1958 team which beat Ilford 3-0 at Wembley to win the FA Amateur Cup in front of over 70,000 fans.


Geoff’s son Nick comments ‘dad’s 1958 Amateur Cup winning medal was one of his most treasured possessions. He also enjoyed looking through the photo album with all the photos and clippings of that amazing day at the old Wembley. It was a nice touch that, on the day he passed away, his Care Home dressed him in his replica Woking shirt; he had such fond memories of his time at the club.’

Martin Tyler recalls ‘Geoff was an ultra-reliable left-back and occasionally played up front --as he did in a Surrey Senior Cup Final at Selhurst Park in 1957--when all the big -hitters were away on international duty. Woking beat Wimbledon 4-2 and Geoff was among the scorers . I was 11 and I was there!'

Our thoughts and prayers are with Geoff’s family and friends at this sad time. Geoff’s passing away will also be marked with a minute’s silence at our next memorial match during the upcoming season.

(With thanks to Mark Doyle and the Parsons family for the photographs)

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