JAKARTA – Former England and Manchester City midfielder Colin Bell has died at the age of 74 from illness, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday 6 January.
Bell, who was part of the City team that won the league in the 1967-68 season, scored 152 goals in 492 games for the Manchester team between 1966 and 1979.
It is with the deepest sadness and heaviest hearts that we announce the passing of Manchester City legend Colin Bell.🔷 #ManCity https://t.co/axa0klD5re
– Manchester City (@ManCity) January 5, 2021
He also won the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Recopa with City.
“Colin Bell will always be remembered as one of Manchester City’s great players, and today’s sad news of his passing is felt by everyone associated with our club,” City boss Khaldoon Al Mubarak said in a question broadcast on the club website.
“Colin was humble and straightforward and an unassuming person who certainly had the strength of character in him. Our club has lost a true legend.”
Bell, whose name was enshrined in the stands at the Etihad Stadium in 2004, has played 48 times for England.