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Armfield Marks 80th Birthday

21 September 2015

Club Legend Celebrates Milestone

Club legend and record appearance holder Jimmy Armfield celebrates his 80th birthday today.

The former Blackpool right-back, who was capped on 43 occasions for England, made 627 appearances in all competitions for The Seasiders between 1954 and 1971.

"He's been a great servant to the football club and he absolutely loves the football club," Blackpool manager Neil McDonald said.

"I love it when he comes in and talks football to me, once a week we try and have a sit down and a cup of tea. He's been a great help to me since taking charge.

"On behalf of the staff and players I'd like wish Jimmy all the best on what is a special day."

Blackpool fans signed a custom made 80th birthday card for Jimmy at Saturday's game against Barnsley. Jimmy then marked his birthday with a special family meal in the evening.  

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