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Altrincham football legend Jackie Swindells died on 23 June, 2009, aged 72. The England Youth international player is famous for having scored 82 goals in 63 games for Altrincham in 1965/6, his first full season at Moss Lane. He remains their all-time stop scorer. Club manager Graham Heathcote paid tribute, saying: "Scoring 80-odd times in a season is phenomenal, by any standards, and I can't imagine we'll see it again. "The term legend tends to be used a bit too easily these days, but it was entirely fitting for Jackie. He did so much for this club, and you could see the affection people had for him when he visited a few months ago." During his career, he also played for Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers, Accrington Stanley, Barnsley, Workington, Torquay United, Newport County and Radcliffe Borough. Born on 12 April 1937 in Manchester, he joined Manchester City as an amateur, but never making the first team signed for Blackburn Rovers, before being transferred after just nine games to Accrington Stanley, scoring 28 in 65 games. He moved to Barnsley in 1961, Workington in 1962, and Torquay United in 1963. In 1964 he left for Newport County, his last league club. His amazing haul for Altrincham in 1965/6 recorded six hat-tricks, including scoring five goals in a game twice. He scored seven in an 8-1 win over Chester Reserves. His strike partner Pat Connolly, scored 34 goals that season, helping the team lift the Cheshire League Championship. Then in 1966/7 they achieved the 'double' of League Championship and Cheshire Senior Cup. During his last season there, of 1970-71, he was dogged by injury and left for Radcliffe Borough. Jackie Swindells died at his home in Cornwall. He had suffered health problems recently.
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Jackie Swindells became a legend whilst still playing for the Robins all those years ago. A truly great player who could create two yards from nothing and had a fantastic shot from 35 yards out and closer. Stood on the crossbar of my bike, peeping over the boards at the ground and then being on the terraces. Jackie was a class act in every way. Great memories of a great player all these years later. Rest peacefully good man and thanks for wonderful memories. Laurence
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