Who is Colin Bell? Colin Bell Bio/Wiki
Colin Bell, a legend of Manchester City, died after a brief illness, at the age of 74.
Bell spent 13 years at Maine Road as a player, winning both the first and second division titles as well as the FA Cup, League Cup, and Winners’ Cup Cup. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players ever in the region, scoring 117 goals from midfield in 394 league appearances, and was nicknamed The King of the Kippax.
— Paul Lake (@Paul_Lake) January 5, 2021
He was 74 years old.
Wife And Children
His wife named Marie and children named Jon and Dawn, and grandchildren Luke, Mark, Isla, and Jack.
Over a 13-year spell with the club, Bell made 492 appearances for City, winning the First Division title, the FA Cup, the League Cup, and the European Cup Winners’ Cup and scoring 152 goals during his time in Manchester.
In 48 games for England, he also scored 9 goals and was part of the 1970 World Cup squad.
Known as Colin The King, City fans voted in 2004 to name a stand after him within the Etihad Stadium and his name is still sung regularly at games.
At the age of 74, former Manchester City and England footballer Colin Bell died.
A statement from his former club said Bell died on Tuesday afternoon after a “short, non-COVID related illness”
In a statement released Tuesday night, the city said: “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 his 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.
“Known as Colin The King, in 2004 fans voted to name a stand inside the Etihad Stadium after him and his name is still sung regularly at matches.”
RIP to a true legend 🙏🏽
— Nigel de Jong (@NDJ_Official) January 5, 2021
💙 Seldom has a player been as beloved at a club as Colin Bell at @ManCity. He was affectionately known as ‘The King of the Kippax’ and has a stand named in his honour at the City of Manchester Stadium 👑🏟️
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) January 5, 2021
Devastated – #ManCity King Colin Bell has passed – he was my lifelong hero and became a true friend as a result of the time we spent together on his book Reluctant Hero – I last spoke to him on Christmas Day, which he spent with his much loved family 💔 pic.twitter.com/66cFvC4QMM
— Ian Cheeseman (@IanCheeseman) January 5, 2021