Manchester City legend Francis Lee has passed away at the age of 79. His passing was announced on the Manchester City official website today.
Francis Lee will go down as one of Manchester City’s greatest-ever players. He made 330 appearances for the club and scored 148 goals. Lee’s time at the club coincided with an era of success. During his playing career at City, he won one First Division title, a European Cup Winners Cup, a League Cup and two Charity Shields. His legacy as a Manchester City places him as one of the club’s greatest-ever players.
It is with the deepest sadness and heaviest of hearts we announce the passing of former Manchester City player and Chairman Francis Lee.
Everyone at Manchester City would like to send their condolences to the friends and family of Francis at this very difficult time.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 2, 2023
Following his playing career he spent 4 spent years as chairman of Manchester City from 1994-98.
Tributes have been posted all over social media from City legends, fans and football figures. City legend Paul Dickov posted:
Such sad news to hear of the passing Francis Lee
A gentleman,proper football man with a great sense of humour
The main reason I signed for @ManCity with his sheer love for the club & will be forever grateful
Love & condolences to all his family & friends
RIP Mr Chairman 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/cEwXOBP44l
— Paul Dickov (@OfficialPDickov) October 2, 2023
Francis Lee was a larger than life figure, and he has left a mark on Manchester City that is unrivaled. The tributes left by fans and football figures are a testament to Lee’s legacy in the game.
Thoughts and condolences from all at esteemedkompany.com go out to Francis Lee’s family and friends.