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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Death Announced of Former QPR 1967 Hero, Jim Langley

Jim Langley, RIP. Played for Fulham, QPR and England. An an integral part of THE never-to-be-forgotten 1967 Championship and Cup Winning Team. Went on to play and manage non-league Hillingdon. Wikipedia Profile
Team Photo
[Back(Left to Right): Les Allen, A. Hazell, R. Hunt, A. Wilks, F. Sibley J. Langley
Centre: A. Stock (Manager), R. Keetch, I. Morgan, P. Springett, M. Kelly, M. Leach, I. Watson, W. Dodgin (Coach)
Front M. Lazarus, M. Keen (Captain), J. Gregory (Chairman), R. Marsh, R. Morgan
Inset: K. Sanderson] Photo

BBC - Former QPR full-back Langley dies
The 1967 League Cup final
Langley helped QPR win the League Cup in 1967
Former QPR and Fulham player Jim Langley has died at the age of 79.
Langley, who died following a heart attack, played at full-back in the QPR side that won the 1967 League Cup while in the old Third Division.
Rangers famously came back from 2-0 down to beat First Division West Brom 3-2 in the final at Wembley and were also promoted in the same year.
Langley moved to Loftus Road from Fulham in 1965. He also had spells with Brentford, Leeds and Brighton. BBC

It is with great sadness that Queens Park Rangers Football Club has learned of the passing of former player Jim Langley.
Jim, who played in our 1967 League Cup Final triumph over West Bromwich Albion, died suddenly following a heart attack in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Having joined QPR in the apparent 'twilight' of his career from Fulham at the age of 36 in July 1965, Jim shared in one of the Club's most glorious seasons.
The talented full-back was an ever-present in his first season with the R's and the following year was a key member of the side which won the League Cup and Third Previously with Yiewsley, Hayes, Brentford, Leeds United and Brighton before his switch to Fulham, Jim left Rangers shortly after our '67 success to manage Hillingdon Borough.
He made almost 650 League appearances overall and was only the second full-back to score 50 League goals. Jim also won England 'B' and Football League representative honours.
Jim's funeral takes place at Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip on Friday 21st December at 2.15pm. A wake will follow at Hillingdon Borough FC, which is located next to the Crematorium.
His son, Peter, said: "Anyone who would like to come along to the funeral and/or wake are more than welcome."
If you would like to send a message of condolence to Jim's family, you can do so by e-mailing Peter at theplaceforframes@fsmail.net
The thoughts of the Club are with Jim's family and friends at this sad time. QPR

FULHAM OFFICIAL SITE Jim Langley: 1929-2007
The Club is sad to learn that former Fulham defender Jim Langley passed away on Sunday 9th December, aged 78.
Jim made a total of 356 appearances for Fulham between 1956 and 1965 scoring 33 times.
A flamboyant left back with a wide range of tricks, such as overhead kicks, bicycle kicks, an enormous throw and a superb slide tackle helped make Langley a great favourite with the Fulham crowd.
He appeared in both of Fulham’s FA Cup semi-finals of 1958 and 1962 and his impressive performances for the Club earned him three caps for England. In fact, he did not miss a game from February 1959 to November 1961. He made his international debut in a 4-0 win against Scotland in Glasgow in April 1958.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this time.
A memorial service will be held at 2.15pm on Friday 21 December at Breakspear Crematorium, Breakspear Road, Ruislip, Midddlesex, HA4 7SJ which will be followed by a wake at Hillingdon Borough FC, located adjacent to the crematorium.
If you require any further information or would like to send a tribute, please email Peter Langley on: theplaceforframes@fsmail.net Fulham

BRIGHTON OFFICIAL SITE Albion Legend Passes Away

Albion legend Jimmy Langley has sadly passed away at the age of 78 after suffering a heart attack on Sunday morning.

Generally regarded as one of the club's finest ever players, Jimmy hailed from Middlesex and played for Guildford City in the Southern League before joining Albion from Leeds United in 1953 at the age of 24.

Playing in the no. 3 shirt, he hardly missed a game in three-and-a-half seasons with the club and was captain for two years.

Albion went very close to promotion from the Third Division (South) twice during that time, and their star left-back was selected to play for the England B team on three occasions. He also appeared for the Football League XI and went on tours to the West Indies and South Africa with the FA.

After 178 appearances and 16 goals, Jimmy moved on to Fulham in February 1957 for £12,000, a big fee at the time. On 27th December 1958 he returned to the Hove with his new club and helped to pull in a record 36,747 spectators to the Goldstone Ground.

After gaining three full England caps, Jimmy signed for QPR in 1965, helping them win the League Cup as a Third Division side two years later. He went on to become manager of Hillingdon Borough on several occasions, and also had a spell as trainer of Crystal Palace.

He will be remembered by those that saw him as probably the best tackler they ever saw, a quality which earned him the nickname 'Rubber Legs'.

Jimmy's funeral will take place at Breakspear Crematorium in Ruislip on Friday 21st December at 2.15pm. A wake will follow at Hillingdon Borough FC, which is next to the crematorium.

His son, Peter, said, "Anyone who would like to come along to the funeral and/or wake are more than welcome."

The thoughts of the club's directors, players and staff are with Jimmy's family and friends at this sad time. Brighton

Wednesday 12th December - Jim Langley Dies
I am saddened to report the death of Hillingdon Borough legend Jim Langley. Jim started his footballing career at Yiewsley before moving on to play for Leeds Utd, Brighton, Fulham, QPR and England, Jim returned to Hillingdon Borough in September 1967 as Player/Manager and led Boro through a golden era and a Wembley appearance in the FA Trophy Final of 1971
The funeral will take place on Friday 21st December at Breakspear Crematoriam with a wake at Hillingdon Borough after (full details to follow)
Our thoughts are with his family. Hillingdon

HILLINGDON UPDATE - Thursday 13th December - Jim Langley
Jim Langley's funeral will take place at Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip on Friday 21st December 2.15 pm. A wake will follow at Hillingdon Borough FC and Jim's son Peter has said that anyone wishing to attend the funeral and or the wake are more than welcome.
If you wish to send a message of condolence to Jim's family, you can do so by mailing Peter at theplaceforframes@fsmail.net and for all Hillingdon Borough supporters who followed us in the late 60's and early 70's you can leave your memories on our forum which will be forwarded directly to Peter.
A minutes silence will take place prior to our match with Fleet Town this Saturday

QPR 1967-era Team Photo
Photos of Langley's Time at Fulham

March 4 1967: QPR's League Cup Final Victory over WBA at Wembley.
The Team: (Peter) Springett -Langley, Hunt, Sibley, Hazell
Lazarus, Sanderson,Keen (Roger) Morgan - Marsh, Allen"

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