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RIP Noel White


Jun 15, 2007

Liverpool Football Club is deeply saddened by the passing of former director and chairman Noel White, aged 89.

A hugely respected figure in the local and national game, White served as a director at Anfield for 21 years after joining the club from Altrincham FC.

Noel had been chairman of the Trafford-based side between 1967 and 1986 and oversaw the most successful spell of the team’s history, before moving on to Merseyside and a new chapter with Liverpool.

He spent two decades on the Liverpool board, until his departure in 2006, and briefly took the role of Reds chairman at the beginning of the 1990s.

It was during that time that White played a key role in the formation of the Premier League as one of the five founding architects before its subsequent launch in 1992.

Noel was also named a Life Vice-President of the Football Association having worked with the organisation for more than 30 years from 1976, including 14 years as the chairman of its International Committee.

His influence and impact on the game in this country was further recognised in 2013 when he was awarded the British Empire Medal for his services to football.

The thoughts of everybody at Liverpool FC are with Noel’s family and friends at this sad time.

RIP Noel White 1929-2019