Former England captain Jimmy Armfield dies aged 82

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Jimmy Armfield Image copyright PA Photos Image caption Jimmy Armfield

Former England captain Jimmy Armfield has died at the age of 82 following a battle with cancer, Blackpool FC has confirmed.

Armfield, who was born in Denton, Greater Manchester, was capped 43 times by England, 15 of them as captain, and made a club record 627 appearances for the Seasiders.

He went on to manage Bolton Wanderers and Leeds United and was a commentator for BBC Radio 5 Live for more than 30 years.

Source: BBC News

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