Colin Bell, Legend of Manchester City, dies at 74

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Colin Bell, Legend of Manchester City, dies at 74

Colin Bell, a former English footballer who stood out in the backcountry of Manchester City in the 1970s, passed away this Tuesday at the age of 74 from a sudden illness.

In 13 years in the service of man city, Bell played 492 games and scored 152 goals, having won several trophies, as in the FA Cup, League Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup.

Colin Bell in action for Manchester City in the first division back in the 1970s (Photo By AP)

The former offensive midfielder, nicknamed ‘Nijinsky’, as the famous Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, due to the skillful movements he played on the field, made 48 caps and nine goals for England, having participated in the 1970 World Cup.

Few players have left such an indelible mark“, the Man City said in a statement.

Colin Bell named a bench at the Manchester City stadium after fans voted in 2004.

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