Pompey mourn passing of Hall of Famer

Pompey Hall of Famer Billy Wilson has passed away.
Pompey Hall of Famer Billy Wilson has passed away.
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Former Pompey player and Hall of Fame inductee, Billy Wilson, has passed away.

The 71-year-old, who represented the Blues on 216 occasions and netted six goals, died on Thursday evening.

Wilson arrived at Fratton Park in a £15,000 transfer from Blackburn Rovers in January 1972.

Over the next five-and-a-half seasons, he performed either at left-back or in a midfield role.

He later combined playing with running the Pompey pub with wife Heather, before leaving football to work in the pub profession until retirement in 2006.

Gosport-based Wilson was recognised for his excellent service to the Blues by being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015.

A full obituary will be published in The News next week.