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Phil Chisnall: 1942-2021

Former Blues forward passes away

4 March 2021

Southend United are saddened to learn of the recent passing of Phil Chisnall at the age of 78.

The former forward joined Blues from Liverpool in 1967 in a deal that cost the club £14,000, at the time a record fee paid until the signing of Bill Garner in 1969.

Chisnall became a mainstay in the side after joining and went on to feature 161 times, scoring 32 goals in four years at Roots Hall.

He started his career at Manchester United in 1961 and was one of the original Busby Babes, playing 47 times for the Red Devils and scoring 10 goals before making the move across to Liverpool in 1964 for £25,000.

Chisnall, whose Christian name is John, spent three seasons at Anfield, playing six times.

After leaving Blues, Chisnall moved back to the North West with Stockport County, for whom he made 30 league appearances.

His career came to an end at the age of 31.

The thoughts of everyone at Southend United are with Phil’s family and friends at this sad and difficult time.

RIP Phil Chisnall 1942-2021


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