Manchester City legend Colin Bell dies aged 74
Published: 02:01 PM, 6 January 2021
Former Manchester City and England midfielder Colin Bell has died aged 74 following a short illness; Photo: AFP
Former Manchester City and England midfielder Colin Bell has died aged 74 following a short illness, the club announced Tuesday.
Bell scored 152 goals in 492 appearances for City during a 13-year career with the club after joining from Bury.
In a statement, the Manchester City said, “Colin passed away peacefully this (Tuesday) afternoon after a short, non-Covid related illness, aged 74.”
“He leaves behind wife Marie, children Jon and Dawn and grandchildren, Luke, Mark, Isla and Jack.”
Colin Bell was a member of the City side that won the old First Division title in 1967/68 and the FA Cup in 1969. He also helped City win two trophies in the 1969/70 season — the English League Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
Besides, Bell won 48 England caps and was in the squad for the 1970 World Cup in Mexico during a career cut short by a knee injury. – AFP