Colin Bell

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Colin Bell
Colin Bell 1969.jpg
Personal information
Full name Colin Bell
Date of birth (1946-02-26)26 February 1946
Place of birth Hesleden, County Durham, England
Date of death 5 January 2021(2021-01-05) (aged 74)
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963-1966
1966-1979
1980
Bury
Manchester City
San Jose Earthquakes
National team
1968-1975 England
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Colin Bell (26 February 1946 – 5 January 2021) was an English footballer. He played for England national team.

Bell was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2005.[1] He died on 5 January 2021, aged 74.[2]

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
1963/64 Bury Second Division 10 2 0 0 0 0 - 10 2
1964/65 42 13 1 0 2 0 - 45 13
1965/66 30 10 1 0 0 0 - 31 10
1965/66 Manchester City Second Division 11 4 0 0 0 0 - 11 4
1966/67 First Division 42 12 6 1 2 1 - 50 14
1967/68 35 14 4 2 4 1 - 43 17
1968/69 39 14 5 0 3 1 2 0 49 15
1969/70 31 11 2 0 6 5 9 5 48 21
1970/71 34 13 3 4 1 0 7 2 45 19
1971/72 33 12 2 0 1 2 - 36 14
1972/73 39 7 5 2 2 1 2 0 48 10
1973/74 41 7 2 0 11 3 - 54 10
1974/75 42 15 1 0 2 3 - 45 18
1975/76 20 6 0 0 5 1 - 25 7
1976/77 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
1977/78 17 2 2 0 2 0 - 21 2
1978/79 10 0 2 0 1 0 4 1 17 1
United StatesLeague U.S. Open Cup MLS Cup Playoffs North AmericaTotal
1980 San Jose Earthquakes NASL 5 0 5 0
Country England 476 142 36 9 42 18 24 8 578 177
United States 5 0 5 0
Total 481 142 36 9 42 18 24 8 583 177

International career statistics[change | change source]

[3]

England national team
YearAppsGoals
1968 3 0
1969 6 2
1970 5 0
1971 1 0
1972 7 2
1973 10 1
1974 9 2
1975 7 2
Total 48 9

References[change | change source]

  1. "Manchester City's title-winning great Colin Bell dies at 74". Associated Press. 5 January 2021. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  2. "Colin Bell: Manchester City great dies aged 74". BBC News. 5 January 2021. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  3. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Colin Bell". www.national-football-teams.com.