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England mourns former captain Armfield

Former England captain Jimmy Armfield has died on the age of 82 following a fight with most cancers.

The Blackpool legend made 43 appearances for the Three Lions, 15 of them as captain, starred on the 1962 FIFA World Cup™ and used to be an unused squad member when England received the Trophy 4 years later. He used to be awarded a winner’s medal in a unique rite in 2009.

Armfield performed his whole membership profession for Blackpool, creating a staggering 627 appearances for the Seasiders, and went on to control Bolton Wanderers and Leeds United. More just lately, he used to be a revered soccer pundit with the BBC.

A Blackpool observation learn: “Blackpool Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of its record appearance holder and vice-president Jimmy Armfield at the age of 82. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Jimmy’s wife Anne, his two sons, Duncan and John, and the rest of the Armfield family at this time.”

The Armfield circle of relatives additionally launched a observation, announcing: “After an extended and brave fight, our loved husband, father, grandfather and partner’s father Jimmy Armfield, has gave up the ghost peacefully surrounded through his quick circle of relatives.

“We have many glorious messages of affection and beef up, for which we’re thankful, and moved through the entire type phrases.We would additionally love to thank the entire magnificent and devoted NHS personnel who’ve stored Jimmy, and the circle of relatives, in addition to imaginable over the 10 years of his sickness.

“Jimmy had two nice loves, at first used to be his circle of relatives, to which he used to be trustworthy and beloved dearly. The different used to be soccer, particularly Blackpool, England and his colleagues on the PFA.”

 

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