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Wrexham pay tribute to Tunney

Edward Tunney, who was Wrexham's oldest surviving player, has died a few weeks shy of his 95th birthday.

Born in Liverpool in 1915, Tunney began his career at Everton and played alongside Dixie Dean and Joe Mercer.

He played 296 games for Wrexham, without scoring a single goal, between 1937 and 1952.

Tunney also had spells at Tottenham, Crystal Palace, Tranmere, Hartlepool and Luton.

His 1949 testimonial attracted a crowd of nearly 7,000 and saw Wrexham beat his former club Everton 4-1.

Tunney played in the Welsh Cup final in 1950 but had to settle for a runners-up medal after Swansea's 4-1 victory.

After his playing career had finished, he worked with Tranmere's youth team and started a new career in the printing trade.

He is survived by his wife Daisy. 


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