Nottingham Forest legend Trevor Francis has died

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The former footballer TrevorFrancis, winner of two European Cups with Nottingham Forest and international with the English team, died in Spain at the age of 69 of a heart attack, his family reported on Monday.

“It’s a big shock”

“This has been a big ‘shock’ for everyone. We are very sad. He was a legendary football player, but also a very good person,” his relatives said in a statement.

Francis became the first UK player to make the move, from Birmingham City in Nottingham Forest in 1979, it exceeded one million pounds (1.15 million euros at the current exchange rate).

Scored the winning goal in the final against Malmö

Within forest he was part of a legendary team that dominated European football in the late 1970s, winning two European Cup finals against Gentle (1979) -where he scored the winning goal- and Hamburg (1980).

Also, the striker wore the shirt of the English team in 52 games, where he scored 12 goals, and was also a member of Sampdoria and the Atalanta from Italy.

After his retirement, he began a career as a coach and led, among others, the sheffield wednesday and in Birmingham City.

Source: La Verdad

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