Man City great Francis Lee passes away


Manchester City legend Francis Lee has passed away at the age of 79.

Lee scored 148 goals in 330 appearances for City, helping them win the First Division title in 1968. He also served as City chairman.

“It is with the deepest sadness and heaviest of hearts we announce the passing of former Manchester City player and chairman Francis Lee, aged 79,” a City statement read, calling Lee “a club legend in every sense” and one of City’s “all-time greats”.

The club said Lee died on Monday morning after a long fight against cancer.

“Francis’ wife Gill and children Charlotte, Jonny and Nik say he will be sorely missed and would like to thank everyone for their kind words.”

“Everyone at Manchester City would like to send their condolences to the friends and family of Francis at this very difficult time.

“As a mark of respect, flags around the Etihad Stadium and City Football Academy are flying at half-mast.

“More tributes from the club will follow in the coming days.”

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