RIP Derek Eley WW2 veteran & Derby Counties oldest fan

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  1. travers1940

    travers1940 Well-Known Member

    Derby County have announced the death of a man who they said was "widely regarded" as the country's oldest football fan. Derek Eley - known as "Mr Derby County" - died aged 103 having supported the club for more than 89 years. He watched the Rams win the FA Cup at Wembley in 1946 after serving in France and Italy in World War Two.

    Derby County announces death of 'oldest football fan'
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2021
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