Rams legend Johnny Morris passes away

Last updated : 07 April 2011 By ihayes

Morris-DerbyIt is with regret we have to inform all Rams fans that Rams legend Johnny Morris passed away yesterday 6th April 2011. Morris was born on 27th September 1923

Morris played inside-right for the Rams and started his league career at Manchester United in August 1939, playing 83 times for the Red Devils, scoring 32 goals.

Derby County had to pay a British transfer record to bring Morris to the Baseball Ground, spending £24,500.

He scored 13 goals in his first 13 games for the Rams, this earning him the first of his three England appearances.

A career with the Rams saw Morris play 130 games and scoring 44 goals, a very good return for an inside-right.

Morris’s was sold to Leicester City in 1952, for £21,500. He finished his league career at Filbert Street in 1958.

When Morris went into management it was at non league level, managing Corby Town, Kettering Town, Rugby Town, Great Harwood and finally Oswestry Town.

All at Derby County mad send their condolences to the family and friends of Johnny Morris...

R.I.P. Johnny Morris 1923-2011

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