THE man who holds Oxford City’s goals and appearance records has died.

John ‘Jack’ Woodley, who was in his late 70s, featured 906 times for the club, finding the net on more than 400 occasions.

He thrilled crowds at City’s old White House Ground for more than two decades, making his debut aged 17 in 1958 and playing his final game in 1979.

“Jack was a superb player,” said the club’s vice president, Bob Holt.

“He gave us some wonderful memories.”

Woodley was a left winger initially, before moving into the striker’s role and later back into midfield.

He was part of the side that reached the FA Cup first round for five successive seasons from 1966/67, including a second round appearance in 1969/70.

The attacker almost sealed his team’s first win over league opposition when they hosted Bristol Rovers in that first campaign.

City went 2-0 down before scoring twice to level, with Woodley nearly scoring a famous winner – only to be denied by the crossbar.

They were defeated 4-0 in the replay, but he was part of the side that contested an historic five replays before losing to Alvechurch in the fourth qualifying round in 1971/72.

Woodley’s final years at City coincided with the arrival of ex-England captain Bobby Moore as manager, with former West Ham United teammate Harry Redknapp his assistant.

Tributes have poured in since his death was announced earlier this week.

Philip Munday tweeted: “Used to go to the Whitehouse Ground as a small boy with my grandad and watch him play. He was brilliant.

“Later on I had the pleasure of playing cricket with him. Sad news indeed.”

Alex Fleming added: “A true legend. Loved watching him play. RIP Jack.”

Bob Brechin posted: “So sorry to hear of the passing of another 1960s star."