Retro Football: Wimbledon Players Moon In Unison During Alan Cork’s Testimonial, 1988 (Photos)

Paul Sorene

15th, May 2015

Wonderful scenes here from back in the good old days, when a bit of gentlemanly cheek wasn’t so much scorned as positively encouraged.

We join the action during Wimbledon legend Alan Cork’s testimonial game at Plough Lane in May of 1988…

To honour the increasingly bald striker’s tenure, the proto-Crazy Gang offered their traditional ceremonial tribute – lining up and baring their arses in unison in Cork’s general direction…

A fitting tribute to a long-serving centre-forward who went on to make close to 450 league appearances for the Dons over 14 years of service.

Indeed, Cork still holds the record for most first team appearances (440) and goals (140) at Wimbledon, being the only player to have scored in all four divisions of the pre-Sky Sports (i.e, 1992) Football League and the Premier League.

He later moved onto Sheffield United (via a brief stint in Swedish football) where he sported a decidedly more hirsute ‘Wildman of the Kodiak’ look…


He is also Jack Cork’s dad, just for the record.

(Photo: Pascal Rondeau/Allsport)