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Weller mourned

Former Leicester and England midfielder Keith Weller has died at the age of 58, after a long battle with cancer.

Weller had an impressive record for the City in the 70’s – making 305 appearances and scoring 47 goals, winning four England caps in the process and scoring one goal for his country.

The club released a statement:

Keith was one of the club’s all-time playing greats and he will be sadly missed.

Team-mate and close friend Alan Birchenall said:

For me he was one of the five greatest ever players to pull on a Leicester shirt.

His death is a tragic loss not just for Leicester but for the whole of English football.

Weller started out at Arsenal also playing for Tottenham, Millwall and Chelsea, where he the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1971.

Spectacular goals under Bloomfield’s entertaining Leicester team saw him join the England squad.

Knee injuries cut his career short and he then moved to the US to coach the Tacoma Stars in Washington state.

He retired in 1993 but continued to live in Seattle where he worked for a local television station.

Weller was diagnosed in April 2002 with leomyofarcoma and Leicester fans helped raise £40,000 to fund his treatment.

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