Hanging on the wall of the Centre Spot, is a 1960’s Republic of Ireland football shirt. This particular ‘object’ belonged to, Dermot Curtis, who became the Exeter City’s first full international when he received the last of his 17 caps in a match against Austria in September 1963. Prior to Curtis, the 1920’s & 30’s saw, Stan Charlton and Harold “Happy” Houghton, appear for the Football Association squads that toured Australia and Canada, while during the same period, former Grecians, Dick Pym and Cliff Bastin, went on to play for the full England team shortly after leaving the club. In more recent times former City midfielder, Jake Gosling, appeared and scored for UEFA’s newest member, Gibraltar, while of course, Matt Grimes and Cristy Pym, have done the club proud by playing for the England Under-20s team. Our connections with the global scene also extend to the manager’s office, with former City supremo’s including ex-England internationals, Gerry Francis, Terry Cooper, and World Cup winner, Alan Ball… For a club that has never played higher than the third tier of English football, that’s a pretty impressive list!
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