Former English striker Phil Chisnell has died at the age of 78 • In 1964 he was sold directly from the demons to Mighty Reds, something that has not happened since among the great rivals of English football
The former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Phil Chisanel passed away today (Thursday) at the age of 78. Chisanel was the last player to move directly between the two major rivals in England.
Chisanel grew up in the Red Devils Academy and played in the senior team from 1961 to 1964 in which he scored 10 goals in 47 appearances.
In April 1964 he made the move recorded in the pages of history, when he was sold to Liverpool for £ 25,000.
In the Hoods uniform he appeared in just nine games and scored two goals, with his last game being in the first semi-final of the European Cup Winners' Cup against Celtic in 1955/56.
He then joined Southend United, finishing his career in the Stockport County uniform.
The Premier League champion sent her condolences: "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Phil Chisnel. The thoughts of all of us in the Liverpool Football Club family are with Phil's family and friends in this sad and difficult moment. Rest in peace."
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Phil Chisnall.
The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Phil's family and friends at this sad and difficult time.
Rest in peace, Phil Chisnall 1942-2021.
- Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 4, 2021
Manchester have also issued an official statement: "We are sorry for the passing of former striker Phil Chisanel. Phil was a product of our youth department and played on the team during Sir Matt Busby's time."
We are saddened by the passing of our former forward, Phil Chisnall.
Phil was a product of our famed youth system and represented the club during Sir Matt Busby's tenure.
Our deepest sympathies are with his loved ones.
- Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 4, 2021