Former Bristol Rovers player Alfie Biggs dies after illness

Alfie Biggs Alfie Biggs played more than 400 games for Bristol Rovers over two stints at the club

Former Bristol Rovers player Alfie Biggs, who played more than 400 times for the club, has died aged 76.

Mr Biggs made his first appearance for the club against Lincoln City in 1953 aged 17.

He went on to play 214 times before he joined Preston North End for a season in 1961, then returning to Rovers a year later to play another 210 games.

Mr Biggs died on Friday at his home in Poole, Dorset, following an illness, a club spokesman said.

The prolific striker also played for Swansea, Walsall and Taunton, and scored 213 career goals.

A knee cartilage injury, which initially kept Mr Biggs out for 18 games, eventually brought an end to his career.

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