Former Manchester City Player Francis Lee Passes Away

Former Manchester City Player Francis Lee Passes Away

Francis Lee, the former player and Chairman of Manchester City, has passed away at the age of 79 after a battle with cancer, as confirmed by the club’s official website.

He made 330 appearances and scored 148 goals during his time with the club, earning the status of a football legend. Lee secured his legacy at Manchester City with titles including a Division title, an FA Cup, a European Cup, and a Charity Shield during his eight-year tenure.

Furthermore, Lee returned as the club chairman in 1994, serving a four-year term. In May 2022, Khaldoon AI Mubarak, the club chairman, unveiled a memorial statue of Lee outside the Etihad Stadium to honour Lee’s legacy, adding that the status has been commissioned.

Flags at the Etihad and City Football Academy are flying at half-mast in tribute, and condolences have poured in from the English Premier League, as well as Manchester United and Leeds United.

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Francis Lee is an English former professional footballer known for his impressive performance in the 1960s and 1970s. He primarily played as a forward for Manchester City and England national team, earning acclaim for his goal-scoring ability. Lee’s career included domestic and international success, making him a respected figure in football history.

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