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In Memoriam: Bernard Fisher

20 April 2022

Hull City are saddened to learn of the sudden passing of former goalkeeper Bernard Fisher.

Fisher made 142 appearances for the Tigers over eight years, before joining Bradford City, and has sadly passed away on the 7th April 2022 at the age of 88.

The York-born shot-stopper first joined Hull City on amateur terms in August 1955, nearing the completion of his National Service, and made his debut in a floodlight friendly victory over Vasas Budapest, with City winning 3-1 over the Hungarian side.

Competing with Hall of Fame member Billy Bly and fellow goalkeeper David Teece, Fisher spent five seasons in the reserves before making the number one spot his own in the 1960/61 season. He missed only one game all season as he kept eight league clean sheets for Bob Brocklebank’s side.

The following season, he made a further 45 appearances and left the Tigers in the 1963 close season, joining Bradford City. He made 60 league appearances for the Bantams over two years before hanging up his gloves in the 1965 close season.

His funeral will take place in his birth city of York at York Crematorium on Wednesday 4th May at 1:40pm. 

Everyone at Hull City would like to send our condolences to Bernard’s family and friends during this difficult period.


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