England’s football legend, Trevor Francis was married to Helen and had two children before his death. Let’s meet his wife and kids.
Trevor John Francis was an English footballer who played as a forward for a number of clubs in England, the United States, Italy, Scotland and Australia.
In 1979 he became Britain’s first £1 million player following his transfer from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest.
On Monday, July 24, 2023, the world learned about his death. He had died at his apartment near Marbella in Spain of a suspected heart attack, a condition he suffered 11 years ago.
Following his death, many want to know more about his family especially his wife and children. So, read on for more about his personal life.
Who was Trevor Francis?
Trevor Francis was born on April 19, 1954 in Plymouth, where he showed early promise as a footballer at school.
He made his debut as a forward in 1970 for Birmingham City, where he made 280 appearances for the club.
In that time, he score an impressive 119 goals, which meant when he departed the club for Nottingham Forest, he was a very valuable asset.
As a result, his transfer broke records and became the first £1million transfer in England, though his new manager, Brian Clough, claimed it was just shy of this amount by a penny to stop the pressure going to his new signing’s head.
He continued scoring goals for Nottingham Forest for the year he was there, scoring at his European debut for the club in 1979.
In 1980, after suffering from injuries, he moved to Manchester City in 1980 for £1.2million.
Injuries continued to be an issue for Francis, but he was still chosen to play in the 1982 World Cup squad for England, and scored twice in the first group stage.
Nearing the end of his playing career, Francis became player-manager for QPR, after which he took over managing Sheffield Wednesday from Ron Atkinson.
His last managerial role was at Crystal Palace, after which he retired from the beautiful game in 1994.
Outside of his footballing career, he was married to Helen, who sadly died in 2017.
Who Was Helen Francis, Trevor Francis Wife?
Helen Francis was the wife of Trevor Francis, with whom she had been married for a long time. Helen came into media prominence after tying the knot with Trevor.
According to an online report, Helen and Trevor walked down the wedding aisle in 1974 in a private ceremony organized in the presence of their family and close ones.
Helen and Trevor supported each other for a long time and went through many ups and downs. Moreover, the duo shared the relationship of a husband and a wife for 43 years.
Unfortunately, before Francis’s death, his family had faced a tragic moments when Helen passed away in April 2017 after dealing with cancer. Her age at the time of her demise has not been published.
It has been said that Helen was treated for breast cancer while her husband Trevor also suffered a heart attack in 2012. He was hospitalized at a Birmingham hospital.
During that time, Helen took care of her husband and helped him get back on his feet. She was also with Trevor when he met Brian Clough in 1979.
Did Helen Francis Have Kids With Her Husband?
Helen Francis and her husband, Trevor Francis, were married for over four decades. Being married for a long time, the pair also welcomed two kids.
One of their names is said to be James Francis, while the name of his other child remains unclear. Trevor and his wife lived a low-key life and never talked about their personal matters with the media.
Likewise, all of his children have also stayed far from the public eye. So, further information regarding the Francis family remains unclear.
Apart from that, all of them are mourning the loss as Trevor passed away at 69. It has been noted that he died of a heart attack at his home near Marbella, Spain.
How did Trevor Francis die?
Trevor Francis died at his apartment near Marbella in Spain today (July 24, 2023) of a suspected heart attack.
Francis previously suffered a heart attack 11 years ago, and was admitted to hospital in Bordesley Green.
He had a stent fitted but recovered well, with Birmingham FC’s official Twitter page sharing this update with fans: “Trevor Francis’ family have contacted the club to express their thanks at the overwhelming messages of support from Blues fans.”