Former Daily Mail journalist and Fleet Street legend Steve Curry has died aged 76

Fleet Street legend and former Daily Mail football writer Steve Curry dies aged 76 after short battle with illness

  • Former Daily Mail football writer Steve Curry has died at the age of 76
  • Curry spent five years at Sportsmail between 2001 and 2006
  • He enjoyed over 30 years on the Daily Express and covered the 1966 final
  • He won multiple awards and established himself as a Fleet Street legend

Former Daily Mail football writer Steve Curry has died aged 76 after a short illness. 

Curry joined Sportsmail in 2001 having forged his career with the Daily Express, Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Times. He left in 2006 but continued to contribute to Sportsmail on an occasional basis.

He began as a reporter with the weekly Blackburn Times, covering Blackburn Rovers, then switched to the Lancashire Evening Post.

He enjoyed more than 30 years on the Daily Express, beginning in time to cover England’s World Cup final win over West Germany in 1966.

Former Daily Mail journalist and Fleet Street legend Steve Curry has died aged 76

Former Daily Mail journalist and Fleet Street legend Steve Curry has died aged 76

In a career spanning more than five decades, his exclusives saw him established as a Fleet Street legend and won him multiple awards.

In a Football Writers’ Association (FWA) tribute to him on his 70th birthday, he recalled the change in football reporting: ‘We used to stroll into training grounds, stand on the touchline, shout at the players and have fun. It was all one happy family. Now you almost have to make an appointment to visit a training ground. They’re like Fort Knox.

‘We made friends with footballers. After England won the World Cup I remember giving Alan Ball a piggy-back round the reception of the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington late in the night.’

Curry was a life member and former chairman of the FWA. He was also a regular on Sky Sports’ Sunday Supplement programme.

He leaves wife Carol and son Mike.

Curry pictured using the phone in January 1969 when he was working for the Daily Express

Curry pictured using the phone in January 1969 when he was working for the Daily Express

Curry pictured using the phone in January 1969 when he was working for the Daily Express