Francis Lee passed away at the age of 79 after a long battle with cancer. Lee’s feats both on and off the pitch for Manchester City and at other clubs made him not only a City legend but a legend of the game. Tributes have flown in for the former England international.
The tributes for Lee speak volumes about the mark he left on City and the game. Personal tributes also reflect just how good a person he was to match the player and legacy he left behind.
One of his former clubs, Derby Country paid a touching video tribute to Lee. The striker was a part of their 1974/75 First Division title.
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) October 2, 2023
His first club Bolton Wanderers, which he debuted for at the of 16 left a touching tribute to the former England international. Lee played for the club for 8 years before joining Manchester City.
All at Bolton Wanderers are saddened to learn of the passing of former forward, Francis Lee.
— Bolton Wanderers (@OfficialBWFC) October 2, 2023
Current Burnley manager and former City captain Vincent Kompany posted a heartfelt message in memory of Lee.
Saddened to hear of the passing of Francis Lee today, aged 79. I had the honour of meeting him and speaking to him on more than a few occasions and will cherish these moments. I would like to express my sincere condolences to the entire family and to all his loved ones. RIP
— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) October 2, 2023
As the tributes pour in for Francis Lee, it highlights just how special as a player and person he was. He leaves a huge mark everywhere he has been.