Former Aston Villa captain Chris Nicholl dies aged 77 after dementia battle

25 February 2024 20:09
Northern Ireland defender went on to manage SouthamptonRepresented his nation at 1982 World Cup in SpainLeague Cup-winning former Aston Villa skipper Chris Nicholl has died at the age of 77, former club Walsall have announced.Nicholl, who later played for and then managed Southampton before taking charge of the Saddlers, had been living with dementia, which he attributed to brain damage caused by repeatedly heading balls over his lengthy career. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian