Mike Doyle, ex-Man City defender, dies at 64



MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Mike Doyle, a defender who played a key role on Manchester City’s title teams of the late 1960s and early ’70s, has died. He was 64.

Doyle died Tuesday after being treated for liver failure. He had been in poor health the past 12 months.

Doyle made more than 550 appearances for Manchester City from 1962-78. The team called him an “imposing presence” at center back.

He was on the City team that won the English title, FA Cup, European Cup Winners’ Cup and the League Cup from 1968 to 1970. He captained City when it won the League Cup again in 1976. Doyle played five times for England.