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Norman Hunter: 1943-2020

Bristol City Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Norman Hunter.

Norman was taken to hospital at the end of last week after being diagnosed with COVID-19, and despite the treatment, the 76-year-old sadly lost his fight earlier this morning.

The defender, who was part of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup, played 122 times in all competitions for City between 1976-1979, the years of their return to the top flight under Alan Dicks.

Hunter 'bite yer legs' (nicknamed so for his tackling) signed from Leeds United where he earned his legendary status in the game going on to make some 540 appearances. He would later join Barnsley before retiring in 1983.

The thoughts of everyone at Bristol City are with Norman’s family and friends at this very difficult time.