Today marks 33 years since we tragically lost David Longhurst, during a Fourth Division match at home to Lincoln City.
David was just 25 years old when he lost his life doing what he loved, and a year later, a covered stand was erected at the Shipton Street End of our old home Bootham Crescent, named the David Longhurst Stand, in memory.
Known for his skill and blistering pace, the late striker scored two goals for York City in his six appearances, after previous spells at Nottingham Forest, Halifax Town, Northampton Town, and Peterborough United.
David was remembered at Bootham Crescent with the iconic David Longhurst Stand. To keep his memory going at Bootham, there is an arrangement in place for the housing development to include the street name ‘David Longhurst Way’.
His memory goes on at the LNER Community Stadium, where his name adorns the South Stand and his portrait features on the City Wall.
Please join us as we continue to honour his memory with a minute’s silence before kick-off at tomorrow’s home game against Boreham Wood.
We will always remember him.