The former midfielder from Manchester City and England, Colin Bell, died at the age of 74. The King of the Kippax played in the Manchester City jersey for 14 years, winning Division One, the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Maine Road European Cup Winners’ Cup during that time.
Before sustaining a knee injury at the age of 29 that would hamper him for the rest of his career, Bell also played 48 caps for England – here, PA news agency looks back on Bell’s career in photos. He became top scorer the following season after joining City from Bury in 1966 (PA) Bell scored in the “ballet on ice” – City’s 4-1 victory over Tottenham in December 1967 (PA) Bell also got on the scoresheet in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford the following March as City ran closer to the title (PA) Bell, second in the top row from right, and his teammates were able to celebrate the championship at Old Trafford the following March. After City’s 1969 triumph (PA) Bell, far left, celebrating the league title (PA) Bell keeps up the FA Cup after City’s 1969 triumph (PA) Bell, far left, and his England teammates traveled to Mexico for the World Cup in May 1970 (PA) Bell in November 1970 (PA) Bell, left, scores his second goal in the FA Cup match against Chelsea in January 1971 (PA) (PA)