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Manchester City Set to Unveil Statue Honoring Football Legends

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Manchester City is gearing up for an occasion as they prepare to unveil a new statue outside the Etihad Stadium.

Indeed,the statue is a permanent tribute to the legendary triumvirate of Colin Bell, Francis Lee, and Mike Summerbee. It is set to become the fourth piece of art gracing the home of the champions.

The decision to honor these iconic players is a testament to Manchester City’s commitment to celebrating its rich history.

Club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, in May 2022, emphasized the importance of remembering the contributions of Bell, Lee, and Summerbee. In addition, he stated that they have earned the right to be appreciated forever with statues.

David Williams-Ellis, a renowned sculptor, has undertaken the task of capturing the essence of each player. The primary focus is on their unique motions and characteristics.

The importance of the statue of these Manchester city legends

It’s to capture the essence of 30 years’ dedication by Bell, Lee, and Summerbee, embodying their spirit for Manchester City.

The club has scheduled the unveiling ceremony for Tuesday morning, just before Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League clash with RB Leipzig.

The placement of the statue on the west side of the Etihad stadium creates a historical and cultural landscape.

Furthermore, in a statement released on Thursday morning, Manchester City confirmed Williams-Ellis as the artist behind the latest installation. He expressed the great honor in creating a work of art that celebrates the talented players from a pivotal era.

Reflecting on the completion of the statue Al Mubarak remarked on the personal significance of the project. He highlighted the responsibility of caretakers to recognize greatness and the incredible individuals who have contributed to the club’s success.

For Manchester City fans worldwide, the unveiling of this latest tribute is not just a celebration of past glories but a recognition of the club’s incredible history.

Indeed, as the statues outside the Etihad Stadium continue to grow, they stand as a testament to the modern-day heroes and the legends of yesteryears and weaving together the narrative of Manchester City’s journey to greatness.

As featured on ManCityNews.com

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