It’s terrible, it’s tragic and the news of people dying from this decease is so sad. Age is of course playing a clear factor in many of these deaths, and Leicester City related people does not either go free, with news of former defender at the club John Ogilvie dying after contracting COVID-19.
On the 2nd of May, at the age of 91, the Scot that played for the club from 1955 to 1960 passed away in a nursing home in Leicester. We were saddened to hear the news about a player that were fondly remembered from his time playing at Filbert Street.
John Ogilvie made his debut for Leicester City in a game v. Swansea City hammering the Welsh 6-1 at home. Signed from Hibernian he slotted into the team and played in front of more than 31.000 spectators on the day.
From his debut he played 82 league games and scored 2 goals over the next five seasons, but had troubled times with injuries during his career, but again being important when Leicester City were promoted to the top tier in 1957. He moved on to Mansfield Town and after that finishing his career in non-league with Bedworth Town.
Ogilvie resided in Leicester and worked in the knitwear and publishing business and also had done his coaching badges and scouted for the club over a period of time during the days when Jock Wallace was in charge.
John was sent off once as a Leicester City player, happening in the year after his debut against the same team (Swansea City) and yes the result was also the same, but this time it was the Welsh that won the clash 6-1.
Following Alan Young’s facebook site, you can see former players paying their tribute, among them Trevor Christie and Peter Welsh who both played at Leicester City back in the days of Jock Wallace.
You can follow up on all those Leicester City greats passing away in our obituaries section, of course a sad list, but again nice to give them all our farewell.