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Joseph Victor Fascione (5 February 1945 – 5 February 2019) was a Scottish footballer who played as a winger.

Joe Fascione
Personal information
Full name Joseph Victor Fascione[1]
Date of birth (1945-02-05)5 February 1945
Place of birth Coatbridge, Scotland
Date of death 5 February 2019(2019-02-05) (aged 74)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1962 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy
1962–1969 Chelsea 29 (1)
1969–1971 Durban City
1972 Dundee United 0 (0)
Romford
Barking
Teams managed
Barking
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

A right sided winger, Fascione started out with Scottish junior side Kirkintilloch Rob Roy,[2] before being signed for Londoners Chelsea by Tommy Docherty in September 1962. Fascione would remain with the club until 1969, but the presence of fellow wingers Bert Murray and Charlie Cooke ensured that he featured only sporadically in the first team, making a total of just 34 appearances. He was, however, one of the eight players infamously sent home by Docherty for breaking a pre-match curfew in Blackpool in April 1965.

Upon leaving Chelsea he signed for Durban City F.C. in South Africa in the summer of 1969.[3] He returned to the UK in late 1971, but due to problems in having his playing registration released from South Africa was unable to sign for a club until July 1972. He then joined Dundee United on a trial basis but was released shortly afterwards, having only appeared in pre-season friendly matches.[4]

He subsequently had spells with Romford in the Southern League,[3] and Barking. He also had a stint as manager of the latter club.[5]

He died on 5 February 2019, his 74th birthday. [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joe Fascione". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  2. ^ Joe Fascione at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  3. ^ a b Scott Cheshire and Ron Hockings. Chelsea Football Club The Full Statistical Story 1905 - 1986. ISBN 0-9511640-0-7.
  4. ^ Gracie, Steve (2009). The Rise of the Terrors : Dundee United FC, a Comprehensive History 1945-1979. Dundee: Arabest Publishing. p. 327. ISBN 9780955834110.
  5. ^ Archive – Past Managers Archived 16 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine Barking F.C.
  6. ^ "Joe Fascione, 1945-2019 - Official Site - Chelsea Football Club". ChelseaFC.