Nicknamed 'The Ghost' after his ability to pop up
from nowhere to make key contributions in matches, John White was an
ever-present in our double-winning side of 1960-61.
£20,000 back in 1959, he made an immediate impact with a goal on his debut and
from that point, was a fixture in the team.
A superbly balanced
footballer with an ability to both create and score goals, White added the 1962
FA Cup and 1963 Cup Winners' Cup to his double haul and won 22 caps for
But White's is a tragic story. His second sporting love
was golf and it was at Crews Hill GC in Enfield in 1964 that his life was cut
short when the tree he was sheltering under from a thunderstorm was struck by
lighting. He was just 27.
Appearances/goals: 183/40 (LG), 19/1
(FAC), 17/6 (EUR)