Colin Withers: 1940-2020

Blues are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former goalkeeper Colin Withers at the age of 80.

The thoughts of everyone at Blues are with the family and friends of Colin during this difficult period.

Formerly an England schoolboy international and amateur with West Bromwich Albion, Erdington-born Colin signed professional forms with Blues in the May of 1957.

The 6’3” goalkeeper recorded 116 first-team appearances across a seven-year spell before leaving St. Andrew’s and joining Aston Villa for a sum of £18,000.

After notching a further century of appearances across the city, Colin joined Lincoln City in 1969 and a year later embarked on a spell with Dutch outfit Go Ahead Eagles.

He completed his playing career in Warwickshire with Atherstone Town, retiring from the game in 1974, and would go on to run a guest house on Osborne Road, Blackpool with his wife Audrey.

Rest in Peace, Colin.

Colin Withers: 1940-2020