Hull’s record goalscorer Chris Chilton dies aged 77

Hull City – Chris Chilton – 1962
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Hull’s record goalscorer Chris Chilton has died, the club announced on Thursday.

Chilton, who was 77, scored 222 goals for his hometown club between 1960 and 1971, later returning for a spell as assistant manager.

Hull confirmed Chilton, who had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia since 2012, died overnight.

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Late last year, a fundraising appeal helped raise more than £40,000 to contribute towards his care needs.

A club statement read: “Our thoughts are with the Chilton family, and their many friends, at this sad time.

“His contribution to Hull City will never be forgotten.

“Club flags will fly at half-mast as we remember a man who was simply worshipped by the thousands that watched him play at Boothferry Park, and whose goalscoring exploits may never be bettered.”

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