Wikipedia pays tribute to Duncan Edwards who lost his brave battle for life 53 years ago today.
Duncan Edwards (1 October 1936 – 21 February 1958) was an English footballer who played for Manchester United and the England national team. He was one of the Busby Babes, the young United team formed under manager Matt Busby in the mid 1950s and one of eight players who died as a result of the Munich air disaster. Born in Dudley, Edwards signed for Manchester United as a teenager and went on to become the youngest player to play in the Football League First Division and the then youngest England player since the Second World War. In a professional career of less than five years he helped United to win two Football League championships and reach the semi-finals of the European Cup. Although he survived the crash of the team’s plane at Munich on February 6, 1958 he died as a result of his injuries 15 days later.
Rest in Peace Duncan, the world of football will never forget you