Former Liverpool and Everton defender Gary Ablett (46) lost his 16 month battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma yesterday.
Ablett started his career with Liverpool playing over 100 games, winning two League title’s 1987-88 and Liverpool’s last title success in 1989-90, he also picked up an FA Cup winning medal in 1988-89 beating Everton 3-2 after extra-time.
After spending seven years with the red half of Merseyside, Ablett then signed for the blue half in 1992 winning another FA Cup medal beating Manchester United 1-0 in the 1995 FA Cup Final at Wembley.
Ablett ended his Everton tenure in 1996 joining Birmingham where he played over another 100 games before being released in 1999.
Among Ablett’s other former clubs were Derby on-loan 1985, Hull on-loan 1986,Sheffield United 1996, Wycombe on-loan 1999, Blackpool 2000, and Long Island Rough Riders in 2000-01 before moving into management with Stockport in 2009 before the club went into administration.
Ablett had taken a coaching job at Ipswich where he fell ill on the field an subsequently was taken to Hospital and diagnosed with his fatal disease Cancer.