Frank Stewart Worthington (born 23 November 1948) is a former English footballer. Frank was born into a footballing family in Shelf near Halifax West Riding of Yorkshire. Both of his parents had played the game and his two older brothers Dave and Bob became professional footballers both started their careers with Halifax Town. Frank’s nephew Gary was also a professional footballer.
Frank Worthington will be remembered as one of football’s great mavericks, a showmen with the ball at his feet and whose most famous goal was so good that even the referee clapped him.
But he was also one of the game’s great characters off the field who liked dressing up as Elvis Presley, says Ally McCoist, who paid tribute to his old friend and former roommate following news of his death at the age of 72.
Frank Worthington who happens to be Huddersfield, Leicester, Bolton and England striker Worthington sadly passed away on Monday evening following a long illness, his family has announced.
Worthington won eight England caps and represented over 20 clubs in a long playing career that began with Huddersfield in 1966, and was a star both on and off the pitch of play.
Once described by former Huddersfield and Bolton manager Ian Greaves as ‘the working man’s George Best’, he hit the headlines as much for his off-field exploits as his incredible talents on it.
He was ‘talented beyond belief’ and an old-fashioned ball player, says McCoist, with the forward out-scoring Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish to win the Golden Boot award in the 1978/79 season.
Gary Lineker and former club Huddersfield are among those to have paid tribute to Worthington on Tuesday.
Frank Worthington’s Health
Frank Worthington got amazing health history like a normal human would, but
Worthington was diagnosed with dementia in 2016 after some complications, and is one of former top players to suffer with the illness, according to records, as evidence shows that there is a link between heading the ball and brain injuries.
Frank Worthington’s Wife
He got married to the first wife, Birgitta who was born in Sweden. She gave birth to Frank Worthington Jnr and Kim malou in 1973 and 1974 respectively.
Frank Worthington got married to love of his life, Carol Worthington who happens to be his second wife.
Carol Worthington was born on July 20, 1940 in the USA. She is an actress, known for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967), I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977) and The Big Bus (1976). She is into business as well, she shown love to her heartbeat as the mainly spend most time together, even at the training with her lover.
Frank Worthington’s net worth in 2021
Frank Worthington’s net worth has grown significantly in 2021. However, the numbers vary depending on the source.
Frank Worthington’s net worth is estimated to be around $60 million in 2021, according to the users of vipfaq. The estimated net worth of Frank Worthington includes stocks, properties, and luxury goods such as yachts and private planes.
After Frank Worthington’s retirement from football, he turned to the after-dinner speaking circuit and also published his autobiography One Hump Or Two. The book title is a deliberate sexual pun.
Frank Worthington lived a well known, experienced, loved and exemplary life, we will all miss a big man in the world of football