Roy Donald Summersby 19 March 1935 – 7 August 2016 was an English professional footballer who played as an inside forward He appeared 275 times in the English Football League for Millwall, Crystal Palace, and Portsmouth, before moving into non-league football with Chelmsford City and Hillingdon Borough
Summersby began his playing career at Millwall, initially as a junior before signing as a professional in March 1952, but did not fully establish himself in the first team until 1957 In December 1958, he signed for Crystal Palace then playing in the Fourth Division in its inaugural season He quickly became a first team regular and put together a sequence of 126 consecutive appearances, many of them alongside Johnny Byrne In the 1960–61 season Palace achieved promotion to the third tier and Summersby was ever present, making 46 appearances, scoring 25 goals, which is still as of September 2014 the fourth highest seasonal goals total in Crystal Palace Post-War history Only Byrne the same season 30, Andrew Johnson in 2003–4 28 and Glenn Murray in 2012–13 30 have scored more goals The next season, Summersby made 42 appearances, scoring eight times, but in 1962–3 only appeared 17 times in the first half of the season and scored twice At the end of that season, in May 1963, he transferred to Portsmouth, rejoining former Palace manager George Smith However, after only 12 games for Portsmouth, over two seasons, Summersby moved on to non–league football with Chelmsford City and later Hillingdon Borough
Summersby died on 7 August 2016, in Bury St Edmunds, aged 81
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