Former Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesbrough captain Stan Anderson has died at the age of 85.
The wing-half played twice for England and was part of the squad for the 1962 World Cup in Chile.
He is Sunderland’s fourth-highest appearance-maker, playing 447 games for the club between 1952-63.
Anderson became Boro’s first ever player-coach in 1966, managing the side for seven years before taking charge of AEK Athens, QPR, Doncaster and Bolton.
A statement from Sunderland said he passed away at home on Sunday, after being hospitalised with chest pains earlier this month.
”Stan was just a gentleman and a magnificent player,” said former Sunderland team-mate and club ambassador Jim Montgomery.
“I never heard him say a bad word about anybody. He was one of the best players I ever played with and he left Sunderland far too early.”
Anderson joined Newcastle from Sunderland for £30,000 in 1963 and skippered them to the Second Division title in 1964-65, before managing Middlesbrough to promotion.
He was also assistant manager at QPR and Manchester City.