Former England striker Frank Worthington dies aged 72 after long illness


Former Huddersfield, Leicester, Bolton and England striker Frank Worthington has died aged 72.

One of English football’s great mavericks, Worthington died peacefully in hospital on March 22, his family announced in a statement to the PA news agency.

Worthington won eight England caps and represented over 20 clubs in a long playing career that began with Huddersfield in 1966.

Frank Worthington., pictured in 1976, in his Leicester days

Frank Worthington, pictured in 1976, in his Leicester days (PA)

Worthington’s wife Carol paid tribute to the much-loved football showman, who died in hospital in Huddersfield.

“Frank brought joy to so many people throughout his career and in his private life,” Carol Worthington said.

“He will be greatly missed by everyone who loved him so much.”



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