Dave Bacuzzi

It was with great sadness that we learned of the recent death of former full back Dave Bacuzzi, aged 79. 

Dave, the son of England international Joe Bacuzzi, was born and bred in Islington and an England youth international. He joined us from Eastbourne United in March 1958 as a 17-year-old and remained with us for six years, playing 48 first-team games and more than 100 other representative matches before being transferred to Manchester City for £25,000 in April 1964.

He later played for Reading before enjoying a very successful coaching career in Ireland with Cork Hibernians, Home Farm and he also managed the League of Ireland XI.

Dave settled in Ireland with his family and he died in St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin from complications caused by Covid-19.

The thoughts of everyone at Arsenal Football Club are with Dave’s family and friends at this very difficult time.

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