'Busby Babe' Albert Scanlon dies at 74

BY foxsports • December 23, 2009

Albert Scanlon, one of Manchester United's famed ``Busby Babes'' and a survivor of the 1958 Munich air disaster, died Tuesday. He was 74.

Scanlon won the 1956 and '57 league titles as an inside forward before the Feb. 6 crash killed eight of his United teammates on the way back from a European Cup match in Belgrade.

Scanlon recovered from a broken leg and fractured skull to score 16 goals the following season and help United finish runner-up in the English league.

He scored 35 times in 127 matches for United before spells at Newcastle, Mansfield and Lincoln. He retired in 1966.

United said Wednesday that ``everyone at Manchester United sends deepest condolences to Albert's family and friends.''


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