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Ralph Hunt

Ralph Hunt

Clubs played for: Portsmouth, AFC Bournemouth, Norwich City, Derby County, Grimsby Town, Swindon Town, Port Vale, Newport County, Chesterfield (1952-1964)

Born: 1933

Birthplace: Portsmouth

Position: Forward

Biography: Centre forward whose goal-scoring career took off after he left Fratton Park. He only managed five starts in his two years as a professional before moving along the coast to play for Bournemouth. It was while with his next club, Norwich City that he started to regularly hit the back of the net - he scored 67 goals in 124 league matches, and his 31 goals in the 1955-56 season is still a club record. Portsmouth boy Hunt, then took his goal scoring boots around the country, eventually signing for Chesterfield in 1964. He was tragically killed in a car accident in the same year, he was only 31 at the time.

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Hunt, Ralph I remember Ralph & Joe Bonson when they both be playing for Newport County between 1962-4, they were a dynamic duo scoring 84 goals between them, I was about 12 at the time. Ralph had time for us kids, always gave us an autograph and a couple of bob to buy some sweets, lovely man, fond memories.
07-09-20 Tom Williams

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