Former Bristol City goalkeeper Con Sullivan has passed away at 93

He joined City all the way back in 1949

<p>(L) Con Sullivan in his younger days (R) Con is presented wwith a signed ‘Sullivan 93’ shirt during birthday celebrations at Ashton Gate.</p>

(L) Con Sullivan in his younger days (R) Con is presented wwith a signed ‘Sullivan 93’ shirt during birthday celebrations at Ashton Gate.

Tributes have flooded in to former Bristol City goalkeeper Con Sullivan who has passed away aged 93.

Born in Bristol in 1928, Cornelius Sullivan joined City all the way back in May 1949 when he was 20-years-old.

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(L) Con Sullivan in his younger days (R) Con is presented wwith a signed ‘Sullivan 93’ shirt during birthday celebrations at Ashton Gate.

He made 73 league and cup appearances before securing a move to Arsenal in February 1954.

But shoulder injury ended his career in 1958 and he returned home to Knowle West.

‘Once a Robin, always a Robin’, Con celebrate his 93rd birthday at the Blackburn Rovers game at Ashton Gate in November.

He was presented with a signed ‘Sullivan 93’ shirt and a framed iconic photograph of one of his saves.

A statement from Bristol City FC read: “Bristol City is saddened to hear of the passing of Con Sullivan and would like to pay tribute to the former goalkeeper.

Con was interviewed about his life and career by BBC Radio Bristol's Geoff Twentyman in November 2021.

“The thoughts of everyone associated with the club go out to Con’s family and friends at this sad time.”