– Manchester City legend Ken Mulhearn has died in his sleep at the age of 72 – The goalkeeper is also a legend of Shrewsbury – City broke the news on their official Twitter account Manchester City legend and league title-winner of 1968, Ken Mulhearn, has died aged 72, after passing away peacefully in his sleep.
Mulhearn was born in Liverpool and was also a Shrewsbury legend, having won two promotions and made 432 appearances for the lower division side. It was City who first broke the devastating news on their official Twitter account on the early morning of Wednesday March 14. They wrote: “We are saddened to hear of the passing of our former goalkeeper, Ken Mulhearn, who played an important role in our 1968 league title win.
Shrewsbury Town in their tribute through their chairman Roland Wycherley said: “Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends at this sad time. “Ken was a true Shrewsbury Town legend on the pitch and was a very popular person around the club and town. “He will be remembered fondly for his performances in a Town shirt and for being part of the side that helped the club to what is now the Championship. “He continued to work around the club on matchday and will be greatly missed.”
Mulhearn joined Man City from Stockport in 1967, helping to lead the club to the league title that very season. After 50 appearances in Manchester, he moved on to Shrewsbury, where he would spend close to a decade – racking up 370 league appearances. He polished off his career at Crewe, before moving back to live in Shrewsbury – where he was an incredibly popular figure