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A tribute to Dons cup hero Geoff

England amateur international helped Wimbledon to cup glory

17 October 2019

All at AFC Wimbledon were saddened to hear about the death earlier this week of former Dons vice-captain Geoff Hamm.

Geoff’s finest moment for Wimbledon came in 1963 when he played a key role in the club’s FA Amateur Cup Final victory at Wembley, the Dons winning 4-2 against Sutton United.

After winning the same competition with Woking in 1958, Geoff arrived at Wimbledon and it was a real coup for the club as he was recognised as one of the best attacking players at amateur level. He quickly cemented his place at inside-right in a Wimbledon side that dominated the Isthmian League for the next six years.

Geoff was capped by England at amateur level and he was a pivotal part of Wimbledon’s success during the early 1960s. 

Our Commercial Director Ivor Heller said: “Geoff was always so positive about AFC Wimbledon. He appreciated everything we did to maintain the history of Wimbledon FC. Many people described Geoff as one of the most talented players that Wimbledon have ever had. He played his part in one of our greatest days. He visited us many times and he will be sorely missed.”

Geoff is pictured in the middle row (second from right) in the above team photograph.

The club sends its deepest condolences to Geoff’s family at this difficult time.

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