Frank Worthington leaves an unforgettable legacy - The Yorkshire Post says

Frank Worthington was famously once described as the ‘working man’s George Best’ - the cult hero Yorkshire footballer as famous for his colourful off-field exploits as his incredible talent on it.

Frank Worthington pictured in 1998 at his Huddersfield home, with one of his England caps from 1973-74 and the Golden Boot for top scorer in the first division in 1978-79 for Bolton Wanderers.

Tributes have been pouring in from the great and good of the game following the death at the age of 72 of the former Huddersfield, Leicester and Leeds striker who played in 22 consecutive seasons from the mid-1960s up until 1988.

One story that symbolises his stylish approach to life was when he received a late call-up by Sir Alf Ramsey for the England Under-23s squad in 1972. Worthington greeted the World Cup-winning manager for the first time at Warsaw airport dressed in a green velvet jacket, floral shirt, leather trousers and cowboy boots.

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His wife Carol has perfectly summed up what he meant to people, saying: “Frank brought joy to so many people throughout his career and in his private life. He will be greatly missed by everyone who loved him so much.”

Frank Worthington in 1970. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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Huddersfield players Frank Worthington and Trevor Cherry are on the ball, as George Best looks on in 1972 (Photo by Bob Thomas Sports Photography via Getty Images)