Southend United Football Club are saddened to learn of the passing of former goalkeeper Peter Goy at the age of 82.
The Beverley-born stopper initially joined the Arsenal groundstaff in 1954 before turning professional with the Gunners a year later after a string of impressive performances for the North Londoner's junior side.
After completing his National Service, Goy returned to Arsenal, making two senior appearances for Arsenal in First Division matches against Leeds United and Birmingham City and provided competition for the number one jersey alongside the experienced Jack Kelsey and Jim Standen.
In October 1960 he joined Southend United on a free transfer and turned out 118-times for Blues during a four-year stint by the seaside, becoming a favourite with the supporters in the process.
Later in his career, Goy would represent Watford and Huddersfield Town as well as playing in South Africa, where he later moved to.
A Shoeburyness resident in retirement, he would serve Catholic United as first-team manager and was an accomplished cricketer for Southed-On-Sea CC. Goy was also a keen bowls player at Thorpe Bay BC and enjoyed playing golf, with the Rochford and Thorpe Bay clubs a regular haunt.
The thoughts of everyone at Southend United are with Peter’s family and friends at this time.
RIP Peter Goy 1938-2021