A fundraising page has been launched to raise money to erect a headstone for the leading goal scorer of all time.

Wilfred Harry Minter, better known as Billy Minter, died on December 29, 1984, and since then he has laid in an unmarked grave.

A campaign has been launched to give Minter, who was St Albans City football club’s lead goal scorer with 356 goals in 362 games, a headstone.

David Tavener, who launched the campaign, said: “I am hoping to raise £2,700 so Minter can have a worthy headstone on his grave in the London Road cemetery in St Albans.

“So far more than £1,200 has been donated through the justgiving page. There is, however, a problem once we have got the required funds.”

Mr Tavener said he discovered that the consent of the grave owner must be sought before a headstone can be put in place.

Surprisingly Minter is not the owner. It is owned by his nephew Bryan Chapman who was born in 1929.

Mr Tavener said: “Should this be the case then the ownership passes to his beneficiaries most likely his children; William and Cathie.

“When Minter wrote his will in July 1977, the Chapman’s lived in Dolesbury Drive, in Oaklands, in Welwyn."

Attempts have been made to locate them at this address but have proven to be unsuccessful.

Mr Tavener believes he may have now found a relative of Minter who could aid with his campaign to get a headstone on the grave.

Anyone who might be able to help Mr Tavener should contact him on clarencepark@hotmail.com.

To donate to the campaign visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/billyminter