HEREFORD’S giant-killing FA Cup hero Ronnie Radford has died.

Radford wrote himself into Hereford folklore with the equalising goal in Hereford’s 2-1 FA Cup third-round victory over Newcastle United in 1972.

His Edgar Street goal helped put Hereford United on the football map and is still replayed during FA Cup television programmes.

Hereford FC released a statement announcing his death this afternoon.


They said: “We are devastated to hear of Ronnie’s passing, and wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends at this very sad time.

“Ronnie is not just a part of Hereford United folklore, he is a part of football history and has kept Hereford on the football map since 1972. 

“His mild manner, and friendly and modest approach to life epitomised the man he was and he was always delighted to visit Edgar Street, to meet up with past teammates and watch the present day team in action.

“We will always keep Ronnie close to our hearts at Edgar Street, not just at FA Cup moments, but forever and celebrate him and his huge role in propelling Hereford United to the forefront of the nations attention with that goal and being part of that team. 

“We will carry your spirit onwards. Rest in peace, Ronnie.”