In memory of Derek Ufton

Derek Ufton

The PFA are deeply saddened by the passing of former Charlton Athletic and England player Derek Ufton, aged 92.

Ufton was a talented athlete, who enjoyed successful careers in football and cricket. A one-club man in both, he played as a centre-half for Charlton Athletic alongside first class wicket-keeper duties for Kent during the 1950’s and 60’s.

Following his retirement from playing in the 1960’s after 277 appearances for Charlton and an international cap for England; and 149 first-class appearances for Kent, scoring 3,915 runs and claiming 313 Wickets, Ufton went on to manage Plymouth Argyle between 1965 and 1968.

In later life, Ufton would return to Charlton Athletic for 25 years as a Director and in 2001, he was appointed President of Kent County Cricket Club.

The thoughts and condolences of everyone at the PFA are with Derek's family and friends.