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Paul Linger RIP

Former Charlton Athletic midfielder Paul Linger sadly passed away on Friday aged just 46.

He played 27 first team games in the mid-90’s for the Addicks after coming through the academy. After his time with us he moved to Leyton Orient, Brighton, Welling and then had more than a decade in non-league.

I remember him as a slight but skillful young player with the heart of a lion. My brother and I were fortunate enough to be at Portman Road the day Linger scored a peach of a volley in the 5-1 rout of Ipswich. That was the day Carl Leaburn scored a hat-trick. I think we were 0-1 down at half-time.

Paul was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 18 months ago, but thanks to the efforts of his friends, fellow players and supporters a staggering sum was raised that gave him a sadly all too short lived reprieve. The Paul Linger Trust will ensure his name lives on and will continue to fundraise to support his young son.

Sleep tight Paul.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Those last three words have so much more meaning than the standard three letters with dots in the middle….Sleep well in deed.

    October 3, 2021
  2. William #

    R.I.P My Friend

    October 4, 2021

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