He will be forever remembered for his role in one of Norwich City's most famous teams - and as an all-time Canaries great.

But to his family, Terry Allcock will be remembered differently - as a loving father, grandfather great-grandfather and a "true gentleman".

Allcock, a key member of City's '59ers' squad, currently stands as the club's second all-time top goalscorer - with 106 Canaries goals to his name - despite spending the latter part of his career in defence.

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He was the first winner of the Barry Butler Memorial Trophy in 1967, enjoying 11 memorable years with the club, between 1958 and 1969.

However, his success on the football pitch was just one aspect of a life well spent, which saw him become absorbed in the Norfolk community through both his sporting accomplishments and his work off the field.

He kept wicket for Norfolk's cricket team between 1959 and 1975 and after ending his playing career went on to coach younger players at Norwich City and Manchester City.

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His cricket career also saw him work a summer job in between football seasons as the coach at Gresham's School.

He would then go on to run his own car sales business in Great Yarmouth, Main Cross Motors, before going on to help establish Allcock Family Funeral Services in Norwich in 2000.

Mark Allcock, his oldest son, said: "His legacy in football is there for everyone to see, but his biggest legacy to us will be the size of the family he has built and left behind.

"We never saw him as the superstar Norwich City fans do - to us he was just our dad. We know how good he was, because he would always tell us but sport just came so naturally for him."

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Growing up in Leeds, Allock represented his county in football, cricket and rugby, taking to sport effortlessly.

He arrived at Carrow Road in 1958, from Bolton Wanderers, and went on to make more than 300 appearances for the club.

He would go on to marry his wife Barbara, who died during the Covid-19 pandemic, and went on to have five children together.

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Mr Allcock said: "Everybody who came across him, took to him - he was a proper gentleman and that is how everybody remembers him.

"There were five of us and we had a great childhood - we grew up with the right morals and ethics and he very much led that.

"He was not a pushy parent - he was always encouraging and was a huge part of the family business we have created with him."

He died peacefully at the age of 88, on Monday, June 10 after a short period in hospital.

Following his death, Norwich City Football Club issued a statement paying tribute to the all-time great.

It read: "The club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former player Terry Allcock on Monday night.

"Allcock was a key part of the memorable '59ers cup run.

"The thoughts of everybody at Norwich City are with Terry's family and friends at this deeply sad time."

It added to an outpouring of tributes from Canaries supporters and family friends alike.

Mr Allcock added: "We have had nothing but condolences and people telling us how much they will miss him and saying how nice he was.

"For all his footballing prowess, he was thoroughly liked in all his walks of life."

Allcock leaves five adult children, Mark, Peter, Sharon, Philip and Paul.

He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and was living in Norwich at the time of his death.