Graham Tutt RIP
Very sad news broke tonight about the passing of Graham Tutt. The former Addicks’ goalkeeper died after suffering complications following recent heart surgery. Graham was 65.
Graham Tutt is the first name of the team I can name verbatim from my very first Charlton game versus Sunderland in 1975 at The Valley. Ironically it was at the reverse game at Roker Park on 21st February, 1976 that Graham suffered his awful career ending injury all in front of the Match of Day cameras. He was just 19, with a prosperous career ahead of him.
The Brockley boy did try to restart his career in South Africa before settling in Atlanta where he has dedicated his life to coaching football to kids through camps, clubs, schools and universities. He leaves a wife and two children.
Forever a friend of the club, if you haven’t read his book I urge you to, we never got to know how good Graham Tutt would have been as a professional goalkeeper, and now we’ve lost him forever. Very sad. RIP Graham.