Errol Gilmour Crossan

Born: Montreal, Quebec, Oct 6, 1930.

Clubs: Manchester City, Manchester City, Gillingham, Southend United, Norwich City, Leyton Orient, Toronto City. Errol shot to stardom in England during Norwich City's never to be forgotten F.A. Cup run during the 1958-59 season, when the Canaries, then a Third Division club, reached the semi-final only to lose to Luton Town after a replay. When Errol was eight his family moved to the Isle of Man and when they returned to Canada in 1949 he began playing with Ted Myles' Marpole Athletic Club in the first division of the Vancouver and District junior and juvenile soccer association. Later he graduated to the New Westminster Royals of the Pacifc Coast League and helped that famous west coast club win the national championship in 1953. In November of 1953 the famous English Club Liverpool opened negotiations for his transfer but couldn't agree on terms and in January of 1954 he signed for Manchester City. One year later was transferred to Gillingham where he played in 76 games and scored 16 goals. He then moved on to Southend United where he played in 40 games and scored 11 goals. Norwich City signed him in September of 1958 for 6,000 pounds and he used his devastating speed to join the ranks of a band of goalscoring wingers at Carrow Road appearing in 116 games and scoring 32 goals. "Cowboy", as he was known to his team mates, Crossan is now part of the club's folklore, once scoring in seven successive matches including the F.A. Cup wins in 1959 against Manchester United and Cardiff City. The following season he won a league runner-up medal in the Third Division. In 2002 he was inducted into the Norwich City Hall of Fame. Finally, with London club Leyton Orient he played in eight games and scored two goals. During his career in England, Crossan appeared in 240 games for four different clubs and scored 61 goals. Errol returned to Canada in 1961 and signed for Toronto City in the old Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League, before retiring to the west coast.

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