Manchester City legend Colin Bell passes away aged 74

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Manchester City have announced the passing of club legend Colin Bell at the age of 74 after a short non-Covid related illness.

City made the announcement on their website stating: ‘It is with the deepest sadness and heaviest of hearts we announce the passing of Manchester City legend Colin Bell.

Colin passed away peacefully this 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.

He is widely regarded to be the finest City player of his generation, making 492 appearances and scoring 152 goals for the Club during a 13-year stay.

Few players have left such an indelible mark on City.

Bell who was known as ‘Colin The King, made 492 appearances for the club scoring 152 goals during his 13 year spell at the club.

During that time Bell won two Charity shields, two League cups, one European cup winners cup, the FA cup plus the old English first division.

In 2004 Bell was honoured by fans after they voted to name a stand inside the Etihad Stadium after him – a fitting tribute to such a beloved former player.

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