LEGENDARY York City goalscorer Alf Patrick has died aged 100 following a short illness.

York-born Alf was the first City player in peacetime to score 100 goals for the club, and he celebrated his 100th birthday at the end of September.

He has been called “one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet” and was “the most energetic player on the field”.

Alf made a goalscoring debut for City in November 1946 and went on to achieve great things with the Minstermen, including the honour of becoming the first - and thus far only - York player to score five goals in a single game.

He stayed loyal to York, even turning down a move to Leeds United.

Outside of football, Alf was a keen cricketer with Dringhouses, and highly regarded in bowls circles.

He passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning.