Former Ipswich Town player Danny Hegan dies aged 72

Former Ipswich Town player Danny Hegan.

Former Ipswich Town player Danny Hegan. - Credit: Archant

Former Ipswich Town midfield player Danny Hegan has died at the age of 72.

Hegan was a star of Bill McGarry’s team which won the Second Division Championship in 1967-68. Signed from Sunderland in 1963, Hegan played 207 games for Ipswich, scoring 34 goals.

In 1969, he moved to West Brom in a swap deal which brought Ian Collard to Portman Road. After only a handful of games for the Baggies, Hegan joined Wolves, who by then were managed by Bill McGarry. He played in both legs of the 1972 UEFA Cup Final.

He finished his career back at Sunderland. Although born in Scotland, he won seven caps for Northern Ireland.

After retiring from professional football, Hegan spent 11 years coaching football at Butlins, including eight summer seasons at Clacton-on-Sea.

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