FAI pays respects to Johnny Fullam RIP

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FAI pays respects to Johnny Fullam RIP

THE Football Association of Ireland is saddened to learn of the death today of former international Johnny Fullam, aged 75.
10th Jun 2015

A Shamrock Rovers legend, Fullam won 11 caps for Ireland. He made his debut in November 1960 and his final appearance came against Czechoslovakia in a World Cup qualifier in October 1969.

Although his career also included spells at Preston North End, Bohemians and Athlone Town, the winger was best known for his time with the Hoops.

Fullam won the FAI Cup a record eight times, he was also part of two League of Ireland title-winning sides. The Dubliner won the FAI Cup five times in a row with Shamrock Rovers and twice more with Bohs before adding his eighth medal in 1978 with the Hoops side managed by John Giles.

He made his debut for Preston at the age of 19 in 1959 but was a real League of Ireland legend. His league title successes came with Rovers in 1964 and Bohs in 1975. He finished his career at Athlone Town in the 1979-80 season.

Johnny was also named Soccer Writers Personality of the Year in 1968 and 1975.

"It was very sad to hear of the news of Johnny's passing," said FAI CEO John Delaney.

"I wrote to Johnny recently and wished him the best and he called back to send on his thanks. He was a gentleman and a great person. I always enjoyed meeting him. He always had a lovely smile and was a really kind man.

"We will pay tribute to him on the big screen at the game on Saturday and will also invite his family to the Georgia game in September."