Port Elizabeth F.C.

Red and White

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J. R. Crossan
Matt Crowe
P.O. Box 2030, Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth City gained promotion to the N.F.L First Division in 1963. Chairman and founder Jimmy Crossan soon found that his promoted team could not hold their own in the higher standard of football so he took the bold step of flying to England and purchased more than a dozen young players.

Jimmy Williams was their player coach during this period and the team gradually asserted itself. They went on to be the first South African club to employ players as full time professionals.

The year 1967 proved to be their best season when they won the National Football League under the guidance of manager Matt Crowe.

They managed over a period of a few short years to create a great following in Port Elizabeth and increased attendance from 200 to more than fifteen thousand spectators.

They were a team of many stars and players like Kevin Lewis, Stan Steel and Dennis Snowden were great favourites at grounds all over the country.

J. Crossan

Matt Crowe

Clubs Records

League: Runners up to Highlands Park in 1966 and winners in 1967.

League Results
PWD LFA PPosition
1964 32114 175475 2613th
1965 30156 86449 365th
1966 30195 67038 432nd
1967 28192 77137 401st

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Port Elizabeth City F.C.
Back: K. Sorrell, J. Gallagher, J. Scott, G. Morton, E. Peacock, G. Fincham, C. Orsmond, J. McLaren, H. Hough, T. Muir. Centre: G. Summers, T. Mancini, P. Kerr, J. Crossan, A. Malcolm, M. Crowe, A. Redpath, R. Hugo, G. Scott. Front: H. Houston, S. Knowles, D. Snowden, S. Steele, G. Spiers..

Stars ....

John Gallagher

Terry Mancini

Kevin Lewis

Gordon Fincham

Matt Gray

John Fielding

Roger Hugo

Jimmy Thompson

Peter Kerr

Dennis Snowden

Gerry Morton

John Houston

Stan Steele

John Scott

David McClelland

John Gallagher