Jimmy Armfield's funeral: saying goodbye to a football legend

Jimmy Armfield passed away last month. Credit: PA Photos/PA Wire/PA Images

The funeral is taking place later for Blackpool legend Jimmy Armfield who died last month at the age of 82.

He played for the Tangerines a record six hundred and twenty seven times and captained England fifteen times, including at the World Cup in 1962.

The cortege will pass through the club's Bloomfield Road ground for fans to pay their respects, before a private family service.

Fan tributes at Jimmy Armfield's statue Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport