Former England captain Jimmy Armfield has died at the age of 82 following a battle with cancer.
The former Blackpool player was capped 43 times by England, with 15 of them as skipper.
He made a club record 627 appearances for Blackpool, with the Seasiders confirming today’s news.
‘Blackpool Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of its record appearance holder and Vice-President Jimmy Armfield at the age of 82,’ they said in a statement.
‘A one-club man, Jimmy represented Blackpool with immense distinction as a player for 17 years, turning out in tangerine and white on 627 occasions.’
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