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OBITUARY | Laurie Sheffield - 1939 - 2021

10 November 2021

Everyone at Rotherham United has been deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former player Laurie Sheffield, aged 82.

The Swansea-born forward enjoyed a short stint at Millmoor between 1967 and 1968 in which he made 21 appearances in league and cup competitions, scoring six goals.

The Welsh Schoolboy international joined the Millers during a difficult period in which they made a poor start to the season losing their opening give games, but in spite the team’s form, he managed a golden spell on a personal level scoring in four consecutive outings.

His career began with Bristol Rovers and also saw him represent Barry Town, Newport County, Norwich City, Peterborough United and Luton Town.

It was with our near-neighbours Doncaster Rovers that he enjoyed his best football, starring across two goal-laden spells - first in the mid-60s and then towards the back end of the same decade - finding the target 40 times in a period in which he averaged a goal nearly every other game.

Everyone here at the club would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Laurie’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

 

Once a Miller, Always a Miller.


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