Sad day in football as top English club lose captain to cold hands of death

Sad day in football as top English club lose captain to cold hands of death

- Lee Collins, English football legend has passed on at the age of 32

- The cause of his death has not been revealed by his club Yeovil Town

- The center back had spells with top English clubs Wolves, Barnsley and PortVale

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Leee Collins, Yeovil Town captain has been taken away by death at the age of 3, BBC reports.

The cause of his death has not been revealed by the National League side and the team were preparing to play a league game against Altrincham but has been postponed.

Collins began his career with Wolves and had short spells with Port Vale, Barnsley, Northampton Town, Mansfield Town and Forest Green Rovers.

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The center-back joined Yeovil in 2019 and made his last appearance in February in their last game against Stockport.

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Yeovil Town revealed an official statement which said:

"All at Yeovil Town Football Club are mourning the loss of club captain Lee Collins.
"Lee sadly passed away yesterday and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
"We ask everyone to respect the family's privacy at this time."

Collins has been restricted with game time in larger parts of the season due to recurring injury problems.

He was listed on the bench in Yeovil's 3-1 win over Barnet before death came knocking on the door.

After the game, BBC radio commentator Sheridan Robins was excited to have the charismatic captain back in the squad.

Sad day infootball as top English club lose captain to cold hands of death
Yeovil Town captain Lee Collins dies at the age of 32 Photo by Harry Trump
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"After the game I spoke to Yeovil manager Darren Sarll and he told me how pleased he was to have Lee back.
"He was an old fashioned centre-half and we've not seen him play a lot this season because of injury."

Robins added:

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"I remember when he first joined the club we were at rock bottom having been relegated to the National League.
"In his interview he was said he wasn't there to make friends, he wanted to win."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that former England international Stephen Jagielka has been reported dead at the age of 43 on Wednesday, March 17.

Steve is the older brother to Sheffield United centre-back Phil Jagielka and his death has dealt a major blow on his former clubs.

Although the cause of his death is yet to be disclosed, tributes have however started trooping in for the late midfielder.

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