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Former England striker Sewell dies

26 Sep

Jackie Sewell

Jackie Sewell playing for Notts County against Millwall in 1949

Former England, Notts County, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa and Hull City forward Jackie Sewell has passed away at the age of 89.

Sewell scored 104 goals in 193 appearances for the Magpies and helped them to promotion from Football League Third Division South in 1949-50.

He transferred to the Owls in 1951 for a record fee at the time of £34,500.

Sewell made six appearances for England, scoring three times and retired from the sport in 1961.

One of his goals for the national team came in 1953 in a game described as the ‘Match of the Century’, when England lost 6-3 to the Olympic champions Hungary at Wembley.

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Jackie Sewell fires a shot towards goal in the 1953 international match between England and Hungary at Wembley

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