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Name: Roger William Byrne  
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Date of Birth: 6th February 1929
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Profession: Footballer
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Roger William Byrne, (February 8, 1929 – February 6, 1958), was an English footballer and a captain of Manchester United F.C. He was one of the eight Manchester United players that lost their lives in the Munich air disaster on February 6, 1958. He made 33 appearances for the England team, and was captain of Manchester United from the 1953-54 season onwards, playing as a full-back having previously been fielded as an outside-left (left-winger). He gained league championship medals in 1952, 1956 and 1957, and was a FA Cup runner-up in 1957. He died two days before what would have been his 29th birthday, and on arriving home he would have received the news that his wife was pregnant. Later that year, Roger's son Roger junior was born, and during the 1970's was a ball boy at Old Trafford.

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