Life-long Sheffield United fan Phyllis celebrates turning 102

A life-long Sheffield United fan has celebrated a milestone birthday by meeting one of the club's most famous players.

Wednesday, 16th January 2019, 12:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th January 2019, 2:32 pm
Phyllis Clifford, who will turn 102 in February 2019, with Blades legend Tony Currie.

Phyllis Clifford, who will turn 102 next month, was treated to a visit to the football club's home at Bramall Lane to mark her special birthday.

As a special treat, her son Paul arranged a surprise he knew she would love. He organised for Phyllis to watch a game in a box at the stadium with family and friends.

To make the experience extra special, club legend Tony Currie went in to the box to chat to Phyllis.

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Family friend Roger Tufft said Phyllis loved the experience and is still very young at heart.

He said: 'Phyllis is incredible, she is fiercely independent, lives in her own house in Ecclesall and is horrified by the idea of a stick, a stairlift or social care. She thinks nothing of getting a bus to town and goes out most days.'

Phyllis used to stand on the terraces at Bramall Lane in the 1970`s with late husband Ernest to  watch  the  Blades.

Club  representatives also gave Phyllis with a shirt signed by all the players.