Francis Lee died at the age of 79. He was a Manchester City legend and played for the England national team.
Lee started his career with Bolton Wanderers, but was most successful in Manchester. During his time at City, he won the First Division title in 1968, FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup, scoring 148 goals in 330 appearances for the club. Lee was a barrel-chested striker known for his ruthless shot and precision from the penalty spot, once scoring 15 spot-kicks in a single season. A Lee penalty sealed City’s 1970 European Cup Winners’ Cup triumph over the Polish side Gornik Zabrze.
Lee played 27 times for the national team, scoring 10 goals. He appeared at the 1970 World Cup, becoming the first Englishman in history to receive a yellow card.
Two decades after retiring, he became the owner of Manchester City, but during his term the club was relegated from the Premier League and was on the verge of being relegated to the third tier.
Francis Lee has died at the age of 79 after a long battle with cancer, the Premier League club have announced.