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Manchester United legend Bill Foulkes passes away

 

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Former Manchester United captain Bill Foulkes, one of the surviving Busby Babes, has passed away at the age of 81.

In a career spanning nearly 20 years for the Red Devils, Foulkes won four Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a European Cup in 1968. He amassed 688 appearances for the club, with only three players, Bobby Chartlon, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes playing more games in the club's history.

Club executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said "He was a very gentle man, who I was privileged to meet on several occasions, including most memorably with his team-mates at the Champions League final in Moscow, 50 years after his heroics in the Munich air crash", adding "he will never be forgotten".

Foulkes made his United debut against Liverpool in December 1952 and went on to score nine goals in his career. He won his only England cap in 1954.

He joined the club as an amateur in March 1950 and began playing professionally in August 1951 after he left his mining job at Lea Green Colliery in St Helens.

He left the club in 1970 and had brief spells in management in the US and Norway.

 

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