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Last Updated: Saturday, 11 December, 2004, 11:47 GMT
Memorial to soccer legend Clough
Brian Clough
Brian Clough died from stomach cancer in September
A memorial to footballing legend Brian Clough is to be built close to his former home in Middlesbrough.

A statue remembering the 69-year-old, who died of stomach cancer, is to be erected in the town's Albert Park.

More than 4,000 has been raised so far, and more than 1,000 people have voted on what form it should take.

The statue will feature a young Clough on his way to training at Middlesbrough's old Ayresome Park ground, where he played.

Sponsored walk

Middlesbrough councillor John McPartland, who is one of the organisers of the memorial project, said the memorial would be sited close to the town's existing cenotaph.

Clough, who was an OBE, led Derby County and Nottingham Forest to league championships and won two European Cups with the Nottingham club in 1979 and 1980.

He also won two England caps and scored 251 goals in 274 games as a striker for Middlesbrough and Sunderland.

Last month almost 1,000 people took part in a sponsored walk across Middlesbrough's 225ft high Transporter Bridge to raise cash for the memorial.

Mr McPartland said fundraising would continue in the New Year, but that enough money had been secured to confirm the memorial.

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