In 2002, the tragic death of Jeff Astle aged just 59 and
the findings that were made post-mortem, raised serious concerns for the game of football and sport in general.
An ordinary man with an extraordinary talent.
For over 40 years, Jeff Astle was known for his outstanding footballing career at Notts County and West Bromwich Albion and as a member of Sir Alf Ramsey's 1970 World Cup Squad. From May 2014, Jeff Astle will be remembered for the disease that killed him.
A blow to the header.
New research now links soccer to brain injuries, after CTE was found in the brain of a soccer player who was originally diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease and died aged 29.
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Exclusive interview: Finlay Barnham tells his story. Concussion forced the Nottingham scrum half to retire last year aged just 24. Finlay talks frankly to The Jeff Astle Foundation…