We've said it before and we'll say it again: Russell Crane is to us the embodiment of the spirit of Abbey United/ Cambridge United. That's why we asked him to be Honorary Life President of 100 Years of Coconuts, and we're delighted to say he accepted.
This is a man who, growing up in a U's-devoted family just yards from the ground, made his first-team debut at the age of 15 in a wartime league. He proceeded to represent United in four other leagues, setting a club scoring record for a season of 42 goals in 37 games along the way, before moving on after 186 goals and 502 appearances.
CFU chairman Dave Matthew-Jones presented Russell with a memento on November 26 as a mark of our immense respect.
Russell Crane with a glass memento presented by Cambridge Fans United chairman Dave Matthew-Jones, at the Museum of Cambridge on 26 November 2015, to mark his appointment as Honorary Life President of 100 Years of Coconuts. Memento by Cooper Trophies, Carlton Way, Cambridge. Photo: Keith Heppell/Cambridge News.