Fulham have made the sad announcement that Bedford Jezzard died on Saturday, aged 77.
Jezzard joined Fulham in 1948 and helped the team to promotion to the First Division for the first time in 1948/49. Jezzard later formed an outstanding attacking partnership with inside-forwards Bobby Robson and Johnny Haynes. He made 306 senior appearances for the Fulham, scoring an astonishing 154 goals.
After injury ended his playing career, Jezzard managed Fulham between 1958 and 1964, leading the club back to the top flight. He later became disillusioned with the game after the abolition of the maximum wage – spearheaded by team-mates Jimmy Hill and Haynes – and retired to run a pub. Jezzard suffered from multi-infarct dementia in his later life and our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this sad time.