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Frank Worthington dead: Former Leicester and Bolton striker dies aged 72 | Football | Sport

Former Huddersfield, Leicester and Bolton striker Frank Worthington has sadly died aged 72 following a long battle with illness, his family have confirmed. During his 24-year career, the forward also represented the likes of Birmingham, Leeds, Sunderland, Southampton and Brighton.

One of the most exciting players of his generation, Worthington went on to earn eight England caps, scoring two goals.

Worthington went on to earn eight England caps, scoring two goals.

Arguably his most memorable goal came in a Bolton shirt against Ipswich. The attacker was doing kick-ups facing his own goal, while on the edge of the opposition area.

Seven Ipswich defenders raced out of the box to apply pressure but Worthington flicked the ball over his own head, leaving every opponent dazzled.

He then struck the volley so sweetly it nestled in the bottom corner.

Confirming his passing, Worthington’s wife Carol said: “Frank brought joy to so many people throughout his career and in his private life.

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

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