A statement posted on the Scarborough Athletic website said: “Scarborough FC legend and Scarborough Athletic honorary member Colin Appleton sadly passed away at the age of 85.
” Appleton, who in Born in 1951, he started with Scarborough FC for nearly 50 years in 1951 before making 277 appearances for Leicester City.
“He also stood out for Charlton and Barrow before returning to Boro in 1969, where he was at the club resulted in three FA Trophy wins at Wembley.
Boro Chairman Trevor Bull said: “We would like to thank Colin for all he has done for Scarborough FC, Scarborough Athletic and football across the city .
“He will be missed very sadly, our thoughts go to his family and friends at this difficult time.”