Duncan Forbes: Norwich City legend dies aged 78
- Duncan Forbes who played for Norwich City is dead after battle with Alzheimer's
- Norwich City announced the demise of the 78-year-old on their official social media page
- Forbes was in the City team that won the Second Division in 1971-72 to earn promotion
Premier League club Norwich City have announced the death of legendary star Duncan Forbes who died on Wednesday evening, October 23, after years of battling with Alzheimer's disease.
The former Scottish professional footballer spent 33 years at Norwich City and was part of the side which won the 1971-72 Second Division title and promoted to the top flight.
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He joined Norwich City in 1968 and went on to play 357 games for the Canaries before he hanged his boots.
Forbes also captained Norwich twice in League Cup finals at Wembley which both ended in defeat against Tottenham in 1973 and Aston Villa in 1975.
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''He was the backbone of our defence for many years. Unrelenting in the tackle and an inspiration to the rest of the team whom he would call out in a voice that could be heard way outside the ground," Norwich said in a statement.
''City to the core, and one of the nicest men you could hope to meet, Duncan will be sorely missed by the club, but his legacy will forever live on,'' the statement continued.
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Meanwhile, Norwich City are currently rooted in the relegation zone, occupying 18th position with seven points after nines games played this season.
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