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Tributes to an Imps stalwart

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: November 29, 2012

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Lincoln City FC legend Bert Linnecor has died aged 78.

He scored 52 goals in 264 appearances for the Imps as a wing half and inside forward between 1957 and 1964.

He had previously played professionally at Birmingham City from 1950 to 1957.

Famously, he scored a hat-trick at Anfield in April 1960 when Lincoln City won 3-1 to net a league double over Bill Shankly's Liverpool squad.

Birmingham-born Linnecor, pictured above, joined Boston FC in the summer of 1964.

In 1970 he returned to Sincil Bank as a coach.

After leaving full-time football he became a sales rep and then a storeman at Ruston's.

Bert, who lived in North Hykeham, died on November 25.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Beryl, three children, 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

"I feel a bit down but I have lots of families and wonderful neighbours," said Mrs Linnecor. "Bert was just football crazy – he loved it."

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