The former Huddersfield Town and England striker Frank Worthington has Alzheimer’s disease, his daughter has announced.

The 67-year-old, who lives at Outlane and who made eight appearances for his country in 1974, scoring two goals, is fondly remembered for his striking skills with a whole host of clubs.

He was a star of the last Huddersfield Town team to go into the top flight as Second Division champions in 1969-70, and he is a still a regular at matches at the John Smith’s Stadium.

On her Facebook page, Kim-Malou Worthington wrote: “There have been a few wondering about my dad’s health recently and so I thought I should let you all know Frank Worthington has Alzheimer’s.

Former Huddersfield Town striker Frank Worthington, who has Alzheimer's disease, his daughter has announced.

“He was diagnosed several years ago and has been holding it off with positive thinking and football.

“As time goes by, there are moments when you see the effects of Alzheimer’s and this is hard sometimes for all those involved with a loved one who has this disease.

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“It’s a funny thing that the one big lesson my Dad always taught me was ‘mind over matter’ … No matter how hard life gets, being positive will pull you through, every adversity is a opportunity for change and growth.

“Thanks Dad, that is the biggest gift you ever gave me!”

Huddersfield Town Frank Worthington outside Leeds Road ground. 23rd February 1972.

The news comes just weeks after it was revealed another Huddersfield Town star – World Cup winner Ray Wilson – also has the disease.

In a recent interview with the Mail, Worthington spoke of his pleasure at watching Leicester succeed this season.

“I still love watching it,” he said. “That love of the game doesn’t evaporate.

“I think romance is a good word for what has happened. They have that ‘oomph’ about them and it’s fantastic. It’s brilliant to see them getting one over the big clubs.”