Colin Bell Wiki – Colin Bell Biography
Colin Bell was an English former footballer, has died. Known for his period at Manchester City, where he was nicknamed “The King of the Kippax” (after Maine Road’s Kippax Street terraced stand renowned for its singing) and Nijinsky (after the famous racehorse, due to his renowned stamina). Bell played as a midfielder and is widely regarded as one of Manchester City’s finest-ever players. He was part of the Bell, Lee and Summerbee trio at Manchester City. The Colin Bell Stand at the City of Manchester Stadium is named in his honour.
Bell spent 13 years as a player at Maine Road, winning both the first and second division titles as well as the FA Cup, League Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup.
He is widely regarded as one of City’s greatest-ever players, scoring 117 goals in 394 league appearances from midfield, and was dubbed The King of the Kippax.
Bell has a stand named in his honour at the Etihad Stadium.
City said in a statement released on Tuesday night: “It is with the deepest sadness and heaviest of hearts we announce the passing of Manchester City legend Colin Bell.
“He is widely regarded to be the finest City player of his generation, making 492 appearances and scoring 152 goals for the Club during a 13-year stay.
“Few players have left such an indelible mark on City.
“Known as Colin The King, in 2004 fans voted to name a stand inside the Etihad Stadium after him and his name is still sung regularly at matches.”
City will wear shirts from Bell’s era in Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester United with the No.8 on the back.
Bell played 48 times for England over a seven-year period, including at the 1970 World Cup, scoring nine goals.
He also represented Bury and San Jose Earthquakes during his professional career.
City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: “Colin Bell will always be remembered as one of Manchester City’s greatest players and the very sad news today of his passing will affect everybody connected to our club.
“I am fortunate to be able to speak regularly to his former manager and teammates, and it’s clear to me that Colin was a player held in the highest regard by all those who had the privilege of playing alongside him or seeing him play.
“The passage of time does little to erase the memories of his genius. The fact that we have a stand at the Etihad Stadium named after Colin speaks volumes about the importance of his contribution to this club.
“Colin was incredibly humble and a modest and understated man with an obvious inner strength of character. He was clearly comfortable with who he was and what he had achieved in the game.
“For the rest of us, there is always the thought of what might have been if injury had not affected his career. Undoubtedly more trophies for City and far more than the 49 England caps to his name.
“Our Club has lost a true great. Everyone’s thoughts and best wishes are with Colin’s family.”
Colin Bell Age
Colin Bell has died at the age of 74-years-old.
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Wife & Children
He leaves behind wife Marie, children Jon and Dawn and grandchildren, Luke, Mark, Isla and Jack.
Cause of Death
Manchester City legend Colin Bell has died after a short illness, aged 74.
“Colin passed away peacefully this afternoon after a short, non-Covid related illness, aged 74. He leaves behind wife Marie, children Jon and Dawn and grandchildren, Luke, Mark, Isla and Jack.