Vic Keeble has sadly passed away.
The former Newcastle star has died at the age of 87 after a short illness.
His passing is especially poignant, as the one-time striker was the last of the players who helped Newcastle win the FA Cup in the 1950s.
Vic Keeble being in the team that beat Manchester City 3-1 in 1955.
It is now 63 years later and that remains the last domestic trophy Newcastle United have won.
When Vic and the rest of the players, as well as the fans, celebrated that third cup win in only a few short years, I bet none of them would have imagined that in 2018 the club would still be waiting for the next one.
With the FA Cup being THE competition to win back then, with the final shown live on TV, it makes the achievements of those Newcastle players in the 1950s all the more remarkable.
Official Newcastle United Statement:
‘Newcastle United are saddened to hear of the passing of former forward, Vic Keeble.
Vic passed away with his family at his bedside following a short illness. He was 87.
Vic was the last surviving player from the club’s FA Cup-winning teams of the 1950s, having played in the 1955 final which saw Newcastle United defeat Manchester City 3-1 at Wembley.
He joined Newcastle from hometown club Colchester United in 1952 and went on to play 120 games for the Magpies, scoring 67 goals, before leaving for West Ham in 1957.
Everyone at Newcastle United extends their sincere condolences to Vic’s family, friends and former colleagues.’