Ken Nethercott

Kenneth Walter Samuel Nethercott (born 22 July 1925 in Bristol) is a former professional footballer. He was a goalkeeper.

Nethercott began his career as an amateur with Cardiff City before signing a professional contract with Norwich City in 1947. He stayed at Carrow Road for 12 years, making 416 appearances for the Canaries; 378 in the league.[1] His final match for the club was on 28 February 1959 in an FA Cup 6th round match against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Nethercott was injured during the match and played the last 30 minutes with a dislocated shoulder. The match was part of Norwich's legendary 1958-59 cup run, when they reached the semi-finals as a third division side. Nethercott was replaced in the team after his injury by Sandy Kennon. He won an England 'B' cap in 1953.

After leaving Norwich, Nethercott briefly played local non-league football for Wisbech.

On 14 December 2007, Norwich City announced Nethercott's death at the age of 82.[2]



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