Former Scarborough FC striker Ernie Moss dies aged 71

Former Scarborough FC striker Ernie Moss has sadly passed away at the age of 71.

Monday, 12th July 2021, 1:30 pm
Updated Monday, 12th July 2021, 1:30 pm
Ernie Moss scores for Chesterfield in October 1984 in a 3-1 win against Hereford
Ernie Moss scores for Chesterfield in October 1984 in a 3-1 win against Hereford

He played for Scarborough FC in their first season in the Football League, scoring four times in his 23 appearances.

Much-loved Ernie, Chesterfield’s all-time record goalscorer, had dementia and had been living in a care home.

His family believe his dementia was caused by him repeatedly heading a football during his career in the 60s, 70s and 80s. The Moss family have long campaigned for more research to be done into the links of heading a football and dementia.

Ernie had three spells at the Spireites, scoring 192 goals in more than 500 appearances.