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David Sloan (Bangor (NI) Scunthorpe, Oxford United, Walsall, Northern Ireland)


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Feb 7, 2016, 7:16 PM

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David Sloan (Bangor (NI) Scunthorpe, Oxford United, Walsall, Northern Ireland) Can't Post or

Seen Tweets that the former Northern Ireland winger international has died. Understudy to George Best. Remembered around here for scoring the winning goal against Swindon in the 1969/70 league cup.

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David Sloan died on 4th February 2016, aged 74.

After signing from Bangor, Sloan made 133+3 appearances for Scunthorpe, scoring 42 goals.

He previously lived in Burton-upon-Stather.

David was an exceptional right winger; small and quick, he was a tenacious player with plenty of skill and a fierce shot.
He scored on his Scunthorpe debut, with a shot from 25 yards.

One of his proudest moments came in his international career when he scored the winner in a 2-1 victory for Northern Ireland over England in 1963;
the first time the side had emerged victorious over England in ten years.

It later emerged that he never received caps for two of his Irish appearances.
He was presented with those caps at Glanford Park ahead of the final game of the 2003-04 season.

David joined Oxford from Scunthorpe in February 1968 and his arrival proved the catalyst for Oxford's promotion from the Third Division that season.
It was his goal against Southport in the last game of the season that sealed the title for the U's.
He also scored United's first goal in the Second Division the following season.
In September 1969 he scored the only goal as United beat League Cup holders Swindon at the Manor.

In September 1968 David was called up to play for Northern Ireland against Israel,
becoming the first Oxford United player to win a full international cap while on the club's books.

David played 200 games exactly for the U's, his last game being the famous 3-1 win at Swindon, exactly five years after his United debut

In the summer of 1973 he left Oxford for Walsall and ended with a career total of 344+17 appearances having scored 75 goals.

Upon retiring from football he returned to Scunthorpe to become a steelworker.

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