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Richard Lambert (founder, Clifton All Whites)



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Jul 28, 2019, 9:53 AM

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Richard Lambert (founder, Clifton All Whites) or Reply Privately

"Tributes are being paid to a Nottingham man who founded a youth football team in the sixties that produced countless legends for both Forest and the Magpies.

Gordon Richard Lambert, who founded Clifton All Whites FC in 1963, has passed away at the age of 88.

He died peacefully in hospital on Sunday, 21 July, after a year-long battle with bowel cancer."

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https://www.nottinghampost.com/...ifton-whites-3144023


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Gordon Richard Lambert, who founded Clifton All Whites in 1963, died on Sunday 21st July 2019, aged 88, after a year long battle with bowel cancer.

Richard founded the club, originally named Thistledown Rovers after the road he lived on, due to a lack of youth football in the area.

After spending the first years playing on council owned football pitches, Richard and the club's first committee began building its own pitch in the seventies on Green Lane - where it still stands today.

During its history, the club produced several Nottingham football legends including Forest's Garry Birtles and Jermaine Jenas as well as County's Jermaine Pennant and Tony Cuthbert.


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