Former Wolverhampton Wanderers stars were among mourners at the funeral yesterday of Wolves FA Cup hero Norman Deeley.

The former England winger, who scored two goals in Wolves' 1960 3-0 Wembley victory over Blackburn Rovers, died at his home on September 7, aged 73.

The funeral was held yesterday at St Bartholomew's Church, in Wednesbury, with the likes of Bill Slater, the captain of the cup winning side, and former Wolves scoring legend John Richards as well as club officials among the mourners.

Deeley, who was born in Wednesbury, was the smallest player to ever play for England at schoolboy level, being just 4ft 4in tall in 1947.

He made a total of 237 appearances in 11 years for Wolves, scoring 75 goals and, apart from his F A Cup medal, won two league title medals with the club in 1958 and 1959 and was capped twice for England, against Brazil and Peru.

He joined Leyton Orient in 1962 and afterwards had spells with non-league Worcester City, Bromsgrove Rovers and Darlaston before ending his career in 1974.

After his playing days he served as a part-time steward for Walsall Football Club.