Vic Crowe

Born 31 January 1932 in Abercynon, South Wales – died 21 January 2009

Signed by Gordon Clark for a fee of £4,000 in July 1964, his experience was pivotal to the record breaking run to the FA Cup quarter finals in 1965 and League Cup semi finals in 1966. In the 1964/65 FA Cup run, Vic skippered the side to wins over Arsenal and Swansea and was captain at Stamford Bridge in the quarter final clash against Chelsea, however he was injured in the first few minutes of the game and was carried off on a stretcher. Vic limped back onto the pitch but by that time the Posh were already 3-0 down. Vic did manage to score a consolation goal for the Posh but Chelsea ran out convincing winners that day 5-1.

In the League Cup the following season (1965/66) Vic led the side to the semi-finals of the competition and briefly ran the team when Gordon Clark became General Manager. That arrangement dropped before the 1966/67 season and Vic left Posh to take charge of American side Atlanta.

In total Vic made 56 league, 9 FA Cup and 9 League Cup appearances and scored 2 FA Cup and 1 League Cup goal for the Posh.

Did you know: In 1970/71 as Aston Villa manager, he led the then Third Division side to the League Cup Final against Tottenham Hotspur, which Villa lost. However his side did finish top of Division Three that season, breaking many records along the way.