Hundreds attend funeral of Sheffield Wednesday legend Johnny Fantham

Funeral of Sheffield Wednesday legend Johnny Fantham at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium
Funeral of Sheffield Wednesday legend Johnny Fantham at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium

Hundreds of people have said goodbye to Sheffield Wednesday legend Johnny Fantham at his funeral.

About 300 people attended a packed service at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium this afternoon.

Johnny, who was originally from Pitsmoor, died last month at the age of 75 after a long illness.

The inside forward played for Wednesday for 13 years between 1956 and 1969, scoring 166 goals in 434 appearances.

He gained one cap for England and also played in the FA Cup Final for Wednesday in 1966.

Football anthems Abide With Me and You’ll Walk Never Alone were played at the funeral.

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