January 16, 2012 12.48 pm This story is over 123 months old

Memorial plaque unveiled at Lincoln City FC

Fitting tribute: Lincoln City heroes, Keith Alexander and Richard Butcher, remembered with memorial plaque.

A memorial for local footballing heroes, Keith Alexander and Richard Butcher, was unveiled at Lincoln City Football Club on Sunday.

After numerous fundraising efforts, a plaque in memory of the former manager and player was presented in front of family, friends and fans inside the stadium’s Trust Suite.

Butcher’s wife, Sarah, and Alexander’s wife, Helen, unveiled the plaque which depicts a memorable image of the two men walking off the pitch together.

Former player and manager at Lincoln City, Keith Alexander died at the age of 53, in 2010, after suffering from illness following a brain aneurism in 2003.

Ex City player, Richard Butcher, died in his bed last year, from a rare heart condition called cardiac arrhythmia.

Lincoln City FC said the memorial is a fitting tribute to the men who are missed and will never be forgotten.

“It was good to see the Trust Suite so full of friends of the club to remember two well respected and sorely missed men,” said a Lincoln City spokesperson.

The plaque will remain in the Trust Suite to commemorate the two men’s service to the club.

Source: Lincoln City FC | Photo: Chris Vaughan