RAY TUMBRIDGE, A DEFENDER WHO GRACED THE FLEET IN THE EIGHTIES, HAS DIED…
Ebbsfleet United Football Club is very sorry to learn of the death of former player Ray Tumbridge, 54, who had been suffering serious illness for some time. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday (June 6).
Ray, who was born in Abbey Wood on March 6, 1955, was a long-serving left-sided defender and penalty-taker who came to Stonebridge Road in
1983 from Dartford. He began his career at Charlton in 1971 and was
professional there two years later. He played 43 games at full-back,
and made a further 11 league appearances on loan at Northampton. A loan
period also followed at Folkestone. Released by the Addicks in 1976, he
joined Weymouth and two years later was the subject of a