Jack Boxley

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31 May 1931

Position: Winger
Nationality: English
Born: 31/05/1931
Died: 19/03/2016

A gifted winger, Boxley was a popular figure at Ashton Gate in the 1950s, famed for his wand of a left foot.

Boxley was 23 at the time of City’s historic 1954/55 Third Division South triumph. He made 44 appearances and scored 11 goals that year – the club’s last title-winning campaign prior to last season’s unprecedented double of 2014/15.

Born in Birmingham, Boxley joined City for £2,000 from Stourbridge in 1950, staying in Bristol for six years and later returning to the club after a spell back in the Midlands at Coventry City.

In total, Boxley made 213 appearances and scored 35 goals for City, before starting a family in Long Ashton with wife Patricia.

Boxley’s closest friend in his playing days was John Atyeo – City’s all-time leading scorer with 351 goals – and the pair were Best Men at each other’s weddings.

After a battle with dementia, Boxley sadly passed away in 2016.

Appearances: 213
Goals: 35