One of Leyton Orient's greatest players Phil Woosnam has passed away at the age of 80.

The midfield playmaker joined the O's as an amateur from Sutton United and made his debut in April 1955. His performances the following year helped Orient win Division Three South for the club's first promotion.

Woosnam combined playing for Orient with his job as a teacher at Leyton County High School. He went on to make 112 league and cup appearances for the O's scoring 19 goals.

He turned pro in 1957 and by November 1958 had earned a move to West Ham United for a then club record £30,000. The midfielder also went on to win 15 senior caps for Wales.

After a spell with Aston Villa, he moved to America at the age of 34 where he coached Atlanta. Woosnam was also widely respected for his role as commissioner of the North American Soccer League and helping bring the 1994 World Cup to USA. 

Woosnam died in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday after complications arose from prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease.