The Premier League club Manchester City confirmed that the club legend and former England international Colin Bell has passed away aged 74.
Over the course of a 13-year spell at
Bell made 492 appearances and scored 152 goals.
A club statement read: “
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
City fans voted to name a stand inside the Etihad Stadium after him.
City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said in a statement on the club website:
“Colin Bell will always be remembered as one of Manchester City’s greatest players and the very sad news today of his passing will
affect everybody connected to our club
“I am fortunate to be able to speak regularly to his former manager and team-mates, and it’s clear to me that Colin was a player held in the highest regard by all those who had the privilege of playing alongside him or seeing him play.
“The passage of time does little to erase the memories of his genius. The fact that we have a stand at the Etihad Stadium named after Colin speaks volumes about the importance of his contribution to this club.”