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Personal information
Full name Colin Bell
Date of birth (1946-02-26)26 February 1946
Place of birth Hesleden, County Durham, England
Date of death 5 January 2021(2021-01-05) (aged 74)
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963-1966
1966-1979
1980
Bury
Manchester City
San Jose Earthquakes
National team
1968-1975 England
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Colin Bell (26 February 1946 – 5 January 2021) was an English footballer. He played for England national team.

Bell was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2005. He died on 5 January 2021, aged 74.

Club career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup Football League Cup Europe Total
1963/64 Bury Second Division 10 2 0 0 0 0 - 10 2
1964/65 42 13 1 0 2 0 - 45 13
1965/66 30 10 1 0 0 0 - 31 10
1965/66 Manchester City Second Division 11 4 0 0 0 0 - 11 4
1966/67 First Division 42 12 6 1 2 1 - 50 14
1967/68 35 14 4 2 4 1 - 43 17
1968/69 39 14 5 0 3 1 2 0 49 15
1969/70 31 11 2 0 6 5 9 5 48 21
1970/71 34 13 3 4 1 0 7 2 45 19
1971/72 33 12 2 0 1 2 - 36 14
1972/73 39 7 5 2 2 1 2 0 48 10
1973/74 41 7 2 0 11 3 - 54 10
1974/75 42 15 1 0 2 3 - 45 18
1975/76 20 6 0 0 5 1 - 25 7
1976/77 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
1977/78 17 2 2 0 2 0 - 21 2
1978/79 10 0 2 0 1 0 4 1 17 1
United States League Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup MLS Cup Playoffs North America Total
1980 San Jose Earthquakes NASL 5 0 5 0
Country England 476 142 36 9 42 18 24 8 578 177
United States 5 0 5 0
Total 481 142 36 9 42 18 24 8 583 177

International career statistics

England national team
Year Apps Goals
1968 3 0
1969 6 2
1970 5 0
1971 1 0
1972 7 2
1973 10 1
1974 9 2
1975 7 2
Total 48 9
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