Nottingham Forest mourn European Cup winner Lloyd

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Nottingham Forest have led the tributes to Larry Lloyd, who has died at the age of 75.

Defender Lloyd was a key part of the Forest side that won successive European Cups in 1979 and 1980 as well as a member of the Liverpool team that won the league and UEFA Cup double under Bill Shankly in 1973.

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Lloyd won four England caps and also played for Bristol Rovers, Coventry City and Wigan Athletic.

He enjoyed managerial stints at Wigan and Notts County before turning to punditry, commentating on Forest games for local radio in Nottingham.

A Forest tweet read: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Larry Lloyd.

“Part of the Miracle Men, Larry was an integral player in the Forst side that memorably won back-to-back European Cups in 1979 and 1980, making 218 appearances for the club in total.

“We send our condolences to Larry’s friends and family at this truly sad time. Rest in peace Larry.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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