Colin Bell of Manchester City is Dead
Manchester City legend Colin Bell passed on on Tuesday, he died at the age of 74. Man City has said he will always be remembered to be “king of Manchester City.”
Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards made it clear that the player is a king in the club. The ex-England midfielder Colin Bell helped Man City win multiple honours between 1966 and 1979, making 501 appearances and scoring 153 goals.
Richards also said: “He will never be replaced.” “Colin was actually quite shy and very humble. He had an aura about him; he was such a legend.”
Colin Bell spent 13 years with Manchester City and he won the First Division and Second Division titles, as well as the FA Cup, League Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup.
In 2004, Manchester City fans voted to name one of the stands at Etihad Stadium in Bell’s honour. After announcing his death, City said: “few players have left such an indelible mark” on the club.
Richards also said: “He is the king of Manchester City and always will be.” “Sometimes when someone is so great, you expect them to be a little bit arrogant but he was the complete opposite one of the nicest and most genuine people I have ever met.”
“Everything he did was class. We have lost a great player for Manchester City and a great man as well. It is heartbreaking.” Another player who paid tribute to him is former City captain Vincent Kompany.
He said: “This man was on another level; if only I could have seen him play. He was incredibly kind and humble when I met him.” Kompany is considered to be a City legend along with David Silva, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero, plus Kevin de Bruyne in more recent seasons for helping restore success at the Blues over the past decade.
In 2012, City won their first English title since Bell and his team-mates did so 44 years earlier.