Sports World Mourns Loss of Legend at 79
After a protracted battle with cancer, Francis Lee, a former striker for Manchester City and the club's chairman, passed away at the age of 79.
Lee spent eight years as a standout player at Maine Road. He transferred from his native team, Bolton Wanderers, to City in 1967 for a then-club-record £60,000.
He won the First Division championship, the FA Cup, the League Cup, and the European Cup Winners' Cup while at City in 1968.
Additionally, in 330 games for the team, he scored 148 goals. At Derby County, where he concluded his career, he added another league championship in 1975.
Lee was a tall, barrel-chested striker who was renowned for his accurate and forceful penalty kicks. He converted 15 penalty kicks in a single season.
The Polish team Gornik Zabrze was defeated by City to win the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1970. The winning goal was scored by Lee.
Lee received several accolades from his club, but he also earned 27 England appearances and scored 10 goals while playing for City.
He represented England at the 1970 World Cup that was held in Mexico.