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RIP Sammy Chung

Club sends condolences after death of former player

30 August 2022

The thoughts of everyone at Oxford United are with the friends and family of our former player Sammy Chung who has died at the age of 90.

Born in Abingdon, Sammy joined the club as an amateur player and scored 11 times in 20 appearances persuading United to offer him a professional contract in 1951 while the club were still in the Southern League

Sammy moved on and made more than 300 appearances as a player for Reading, Norwich and Watford before moving into management, most successfully at Wolves where he was part of the management team that led them to League Cup success in 1974 and the Uefa Cup final in 1972.

He spent two years in charge from 1976 after their relegation and led them to the Second Division title, later managing Doncaster from 1994-96.

Chung went on to manage Tamworth and Doncaster, and coached in the United Arab Emirates and as a director of football in Barbados.

Sammy died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday following a long illness and our thoughts are with his family.

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