Sheffield Wednesday: Former England and Owls striker Jackie Sewell dies, aged 89

Jackie Sewell in his garden with a trophy presented to him by the Hungarian Football Federation to commemorate Hungary's historic defeat of England 6-3 at Wembley on 25 November 1953
Jackie Sewell in his garden with a trophy presented to him by the Hungarian Football Federation to commemorate Hungary's historic defeat of England 6-3 at Wembley on 25 November 1953
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Owls club legend Jackie Sewell has passed away at the age of 89.

The striker notched a remarkable 92 goals in 175 appearances for Wednesday after arriving for a then club-record fee of £34,500 from Notts County in 1951.

From left to right: Howard Wilkinson, Jackie Sewell and Don Megson.

From left to right: Howard Wilkinson, Jackie Sewell and Don Megson.

As well as being a key figure for the Owls, Sewell was also capped six times by England. He scored for the national team in their 6-3 defeat to the Olympic champions Hungary at Wembley.

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After leaving Hillsborough, Sewell joined Aston Villa and he helped them lift the FA Cup. His last port of call was Hull City and he retired from the sport in 1961.

A statement on Wednesday’s website read: “Jackie posted incredibly impressive statistics of 227 goals from 510 league appearances.

“Our thoughts are with Jackie’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

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