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Roy Swinbourne: Wolves' 'Honved hero' dies

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    Roy Swinbourne: Wolves' 'Honved hero' dies
    Wolves great Roy Swinbourne has died at the age of 86.
    The centre forward scored a total of 114 goals in 230 appearances for the club between 1946 and 1957.
    He most famously scored twice as the then English champions beat Hungarian side Honved, which at that time provided half of the country's national team, 3-2 at Molineux in December 1954.
    "Everyone at Wolves was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Roy," said chief executive Jez Moxey.
    "Roy is one of the club's most iconic and revered footballers and he's left an everlasting mark on the club's history.
    "He was the hero of the famous floodlit game versus Honved, which many fans say is the club's most famous victory."
    Wolves' players will wear black armbands during Monday's game at Charlton.