CITY PAYS TRIBUTE TO FA CUP HERO
Story from BBC NEWS:
Published: 2007/10/24 08:17:40 GMT
A memorial service for Sunderland footballing legend Ian Porterfield
is taking place in the city on Wednesday.
Mr Porterfield, who scored the club’s famous FA Cup-winning goal
against Leeds United in 1973, died at a hospice in Surrey, aged 61.
A book of remembrance will be opened at Sunderland Minster, where
the FA Cup will also be on display.
Former playing colleagues from Wearside joined family and friends at
his funeral in Bagshot on 20 September.
Until his death Mr Porterfield, originally from Dunfermline, was the
manager of Armenia’s national team.
He also managed several other international teams as well as Rotherham,
Sheffield United, Aberdeen, Reading and Chelsea.
Wednesday’s service, between 1100 BST and 1300 BST, will be presided
over by Sunderland Football Club chaplain, Canon Stephen Taylor.