Ex-Liverpool, Everton defender Ablett dies at 46
English soccer player Gary Ablett, the first player to have won
the FA Cup with both Liverpool and Everton, has died. He was
England’s League Managers Association says the former English
defender died Sunday night after a 16-month fight against
Ablett won the league championship twice and the FA Cup in 1989
during a 147-game stint at Liverpool between 1986 and 1992. He made
the rare switch to neighbor and rival Everton in 1992.
At Everton, he became the first player to win the FA Cup with
both Merseyside clubs when the Toffees beat Manchester United in
the 1995 final.
After four years at Everton, Ablett also played for Birmingham
and Sheffield United and the Long Island Rough Riders in the U.S.
A-League during 2000-01. He took a coaching job at Ipswich in 2010
before becoming ill.