A List of Former UK Footballers Who Have Suffered From Dementia

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A List of Former UK Footballers Who Have Suffered From Dementia (Compiled in November 2017)


There is another page which discusses how the list was compiled and how research could be done on the possible link  between football and dementia.  


Number

Surname

First Name

Playing Position

Length of Senior Career

    Type of Dementia        (including memory loss)

(years)

 

1

Allen

Ronnie

centre forward 

19

Alzheimer

2

Allison

Malcolm

centre half

17

?

3

Aldis

Peter

Defender

11

?

4

Astle

Jeff

Striker

18

CTE

5

Baker

Peter

right back

15

Alzheimer

6

Bell

Eric

Wing-half

8

Alzheimer

7

Bicknell

Roy

Defender

9

Alzheimer + Parkinson's

8

Blanchflower

Danny

right half

18

Alzheimer

9

Bowles

Stan 

forward

17

Alzheimer

10

Broadbent

Peter

midfielder

21

Alzheimer

11

Brooks

Johnny

Inside forward

19

 vascular dementia

12

Buchanan

Cameron

inside forward

15

?

13

Byrne

John

forward (b. 1934)

?

dementia + parkinsons

14

Byrne 

Gerry

Left back

12

Alzheimer

15

Calderwood

Jimmy

midfielder

17

?

16

Chalmers

Stevie

centre forward /outside right

19

?

17

Charles

John

centre forward 

22

?

18

Charlton

Jack

centre half

21

memory loss

19

Clark

Brian

striker

19

 Lewy body

20

Conway

Jimmy

midfielder

18

?

21

Corbett

Willie

centre half

12

?

22

Crowe

Charlie

Defender

13

Alzheimer

23

Cullis

Stan 

centre half

13

?

24

Davies 

Ron

full back

15

Alzheimer

25

Dixon

Johnny

Inside forward

16

Alzheimer

26

Dougall

Neil 

inside right

19

Alzheimer

27

Feasey

Paul

centre half

17

?

28

Fernie 

Willie

forward

16

Alzheimer

29

Forbes

Duncan

central defender

16

Alzheimer

30

Foulkes

Bill

centre half

19

Alzheimer ?

31

Furphy

Ken

defender

18

?

32

Glazzard

Jimmy

striker

11

Alzheimer

33

Hails

Billy

?

8

Alzheimer

34

Henry

Ron

left back

14

Alzheimer

35

Hill

Jimmy

inside right

12

Alzheimer

36

Hunt

George

Inside forward, 

19

Alzheimer

37

Jarvis

Alan

?

10

CTE

38

King

George

forward

8

Alzheimer

39

Kopel

Frank

left back

18

 Vascular Dementia

40

Lofthouse

Nat

centre forward

14

?

41

Lynn

Stan 

right back

19

Alzheimer

42

MacKay

Dave

left half

19

Alzheimer

43

McEwan

Jimmy

Right wing

20

?

44

McGill

Jimmy

forward

13

?

45

McNamee

John 

defender

16

Alzheimer

46

McNeil

Billy

defender

18

?

47

McPhail

Billy

centre forward

17

Alzheimer

48

McShane

Harry 

outside left

18

Alzheimer

49

Mercer

Joe

left half

23

?

50

Moore

Kevin

defender

20

picks

51

Mortensen

Stan 

centre forward

18

?

52

Moss

Ernie

forward

20

picks

53

Musgrove

Malcolm

left wing

13

Alzheimer

54

Paisley

Bob

left half

15

Alzheimer

55

Peters

Martin

midfielder

22

Alzheimer

56

Ramsey

Alf

right back

12

Alzheimer

57

Reid

Jimmy

inside forward

7

?

58

Ritchie

John

forward

15

Alzheimer

59

Saward

Pat

defender

12

Alzheimer

60

Serella

Dave

central defender

14

CTE

61

Sexton

Dave

inside forward

11

?

62

Smith

Les

Outside left

17

Alzheimer

63

Smith

Tommy

defender

17

?

64

Sowden

Billy

centre forward 

12

?

65

Stevenson

Jim 

centre half

?

Alzheimer

66

Stiles

Nobby

defender / midfielder

15

?

67

Stobart

Barry

Forward

15

vascular dementia

68

Strong

Geoff 

Inside forward, 

17

Alzheimer

69

Stroud

Roy

outside right

?

?

70

Sutton

Mike

midfielder

10

?

71

Swan

Peter 

centre half

23

Alzheimer

72

Tees

Matt

Forward

15

?

73

Twentyman

Geoff 

central defender

17

Alzheimer

74

Turner

Chris

defender

15

frontal lobe

75

Walk

Joe

left back

16

Alzheimer ?

76

Wilson

Ray

Left back

19

Alzheimer

77

Wood

Brian

central defender

18

Dementia + Parkinson's

78

Worthington

Frank

forward

25

Alzheimer (in doubt)

79

Yeats

Ron

centre half

20

?

80

Young

Allan 

centre half

13

?


A List of Former UK Footballers Who Have Suffered From Motor Neurone Disease (MND) (November 2017)


This a list of former footballers who have suffered from motor neurone disease (MND) or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  This has been linked to brain injury.  Motor neurone disease has been linked with heading a football.  It has been claimed that the risk to footballers of motor neurone disease may be higher than in the general population.


Number Surname First Name Playing Position Length of Senior Career (years) Type of Disease
 
 
  1 English  Sam Striker 7 Motor Neurone Disease
  2 Hindmarch  Rob Central Defender 14 Motor Neurone Disease
  3 Holden  Mel Forward 7 Motor Neurone Disease
  4 Hopper  Tony Midfielder 12 Motor Neurone Disease
  5 Johnstone  Jimmy Outside right 10 Motor Neurone Disease
  6 Leighton  Tony Striker 14 Motor Neurone Disease
  7 Maddren  Willie  Defender 10 Motor Neurone Disease
  8 McVicar  Don Left back 16 Motor Neurone Disease
  9 Turner  Gordon Forward 15 Motor Neurone Disease

A Disclaimer

Time has been spent to try and make sure that the information presented is accurate.  However, for more detailed work, readers are advised to use other sources such as google scholar.  The reader is advised to conduct their own research if they want more  information and analysis.


full scale research study is going to be undertaken at Glasgow University. 



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