RIP | Steve Ingle

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Fri 18 Dec 2020

The club was saddened to hear of the passing this week of former full-back, Steve Ingle.

Born in Bradford in 1946, he joined Bradford City as a youth player and progressed to play over 90 games in the first team and scored some 15 goals.

This led to a move to Southend United in early 1967, before Steve joined a mass exodus of players and staff from Roots Hall to the Racecourse later that year, after manager Alvan Williams took over the reins later in 1967.

In five seasons with Wrexham, Steve played over 170 times, helped the club to promotion in 1970, played at Anfield and Old Trafford in cup competitions and collected a Welsh Cup runners-up medal, before having shorter spells with Stockport County, Southport and then Darlington.

In 1974, he moved to South Africa to join Arcadia Shepherds, based in Pretoria, playing alongside Peter Withe and staying on to live and work in the country finding employment as a lift engineer when his footballing career ended.

Former Wrexham journalist Mark Currie - who we've also lost this year - listed Steve as one our best three right-backs during his time watching the club, describing him as: “Surprisingly quick for such a solidly-built man, was as hard as they came in an age when full-backs rarely ventured beyond the half-way line. A no-nonsense, fierce-tackling ‘old school’ defender.”


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