Trevor Francis: Britain’s first £1m footballer – video obituary | Football

Former England forward Trevor Francis, the first player to be transferred in Britain for £1m and the scorer of a European Cup-winning goal for Nottingham Forest, has died at the age of 69.

Francis had a distinguished career that started with his Birmingham City debut at 16. Brian Clough’s Forest then paid more than £1m to buy Francis in February 1979. In his first season, his goal against Malmö secured the European Cup. A statement from his family said: ‘Trevor Francis has died at the age of 69. He had a heart attack…

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