LOSC were this week pleased to send a bottle of special Dom Perignon champagne to Malcolm Lucas, one of the O's iconic players from way back when the club enjoyed it's all too brief flirtation with the top level of English football in 1962/63. The occasion was in celebration of Malcolm's 80th birthday and he is pictured with the bubbly at his home near Norwich.
Malcolm Lucas signed for the O's on the recommendation of Cyril Lea in September 1958 having had youth team experience at his local club Wrexham and at Bolton Wanderers and Liverpool. A fast tackling half back, he quickly went on to establish himself as a first team regular at Orient making 176 senior appearances for the club and scoring six goals. During his spell with the club Malcolm won four full international caps representing Wales, his native country. Along with Sid Bishop and Cyril Lea Malcolm formed a formidable half back line that played an essential role in helping the O's to become runners up to Liverpool in 1961/62 thus securing promotion to Division One for the first and only time..
Malcolm left the O's in 1964 when he signed for Norwich City where he continued his distinguished career. He has lived in the Norwich area for many years.