YORK City all-time great Jack Pinder has died at the age of 91.

Pinder, who was the oldest surviving former City player, died at York District Hospital yesterday afternoon after suffering from a perforated bowel.

Born in Acomb, right-back Pinder spent 19 years as a player and trainer at City and joined the club before the move from Fulfordgate to Bootham Crescent in 1932.

He was a one-club man and made 221 league and cup appearances for the Minstermen, scoring four goals.

Pinder captained England Schoolboys and played alongside Raich Carter for his country before signing for City.

A member of City's first Football League squad, he made his debut in the 1932 2-0 Division Three North defeat at Stockport and played his last first-team game 16 years later at New Brighton.

In between, Pinder was outstanding during the 1937/38 FA Cup run that saw City knock out Coventry, West Brom and Middlesbrough on the way to the sixth round.

He also played cricket for Acomb in the York and District Senior League.

Updated: 12:59 Friday, August 20, 2004