RIP Graham Tutt

Former Charlton goalkeeper Graham Tutt

Charlton Athletic are saddened to hear of the passing of former player Graham Tutt at the age of 65.

The goalkeeper came through the youth system at The Valley and made his senior debut at the age of just 17 away at Shrewsbury Town in 1974.

He went on to play 78 times for the Addicks before his career in English football was cruelly cut short by a serious head injury suffered in a match at Sunderland in 1976.

A spell in South Africa was followed by a move to the USA were he represented Columbus Magic, Atlanta Chiefs and Georgia Generals.

Club Ambassador and former teammate of Tutt, Keith Peacock, paid his respects, saying: "Graham was a great young goalkeeper whose career was shattered by injury at such a young age.

"He was very brave and he never gave up - a great character who always had a smile on his face. Graham always showed his interest in Charlton and would have loved to have come back to the club. He was a lovely man and he will be a terribly big miss.

"I'm sure that all the fans who saw him play in the early 70s would have realised he was a real top goalkeeper of the future.

"My sympathies are with his wife, Liz, and his family."

Everyone at Charlton Athletic would like to extend their condolences to Graham's family at this difficult time.

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