Bill Curry, born in Longbenton, Northumberland in 1935, scored 184 goals from 393 appearances in the Football League playing as a centre forward for Newcastle United, Brighton & Hove Albion, Derby County, Mansfield Town and Chesterfield. He played once, and scored, for England’s under-23 team.
He was Brighton’s top scorer in the 1959–60 season with 26 goals in all competitions, and Mansfield’s top scorer in both 1965–66 and 1966–67. He went on to manage Boston Town to the Midland League title in the 1974–75 season, and spent nine years as manager of Sutton United.
Bill played 54 matches for the Seagulls in 1959-61 scoring 29 goals.