Club saddened to hear of passing of former player Sid O'Linn

The club were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of former player Sid O’Linn at the age of 89 on Sunday.

O’Linn, who represented Charlton between 1947 and 1956, died peacefully in the city of his birth, Cape Town in South Africa.

A tough-tackling midfielder by trade, O’Linn made his Addicks debut in a 2-1 win against Middlesbrough in December 1947 and would go on to make 194 appearances for the club during the 1940s and 50s, scoring 33 goals.

Three years after leaving Charlton, he returned to England with South Africa’s cricket team. He scored an impressive 98 runs at Trent Bridge, before being caught by Colin Cowdery – who would later become a director at Charlton.

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