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Emotional Graeme Souness leads stars at Francis Lee's funeral as world of football honours Man City and England legend | The Sun
SCORES of mourners turned out to pay their respects to the late Francis Lee.
The former Manchester City and England star passed away earlier this month aged 79 following a long battle with cancer.
Lee – who scored 148 goals in 330 appearances for City – was laid to rest by his friends and family on Thursday morning following a service at Manchester Cathedral.
Lee's former City team-mates Tony Book, Mike Summerbee and Joe Royle were among the mourners, as was ex-Sky Blue Micah Richards.
Graeme Souness was also in attendance and looked emotional before the service.
City paid tribute to their late striker immediately after learning of his passing, writing: "It is with the deepest sadness and heaviest of hearts we announce the passing of former Manchester City player and Chairman Francis Lee, aged 79.
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"A Club legend in every sense, Francis made 330 appearances for City, scoring 148 goals."
It continued: "Everyone at Manchester City would like to send their condolences to the friends and family of Francis at this very difficult time."
Club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: "Francis will always be remembered as one of Manchester City’s greats.
"His critical contribution to the Club’s unprecedented success in the 60s and 70s was characterised by flair, dynamism and excitement.
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