Trevor Francis’ sons excluded from will after becoming estranged from footballer

Trevor Francis, the first English footballer to command a £1million transfer fee, passed away at 69 in 2023. He left his £1.9m fortune to his brother and sister, excluding his estranged sons James and Matthew due to “family differences”. A will penned in 2019 expressed his wish to exclude his children as beneficiaries, noting their estrangement and financial independence.

While Francis’ siblings are set to inherit his British estate, the situation regarding his Spanish estate remains unclear, as he split his time between Marbella and the West Midlands before his passing. Despite their strained relationship, Francis’ sons attended his funeral in July 2023, accompanied by friends and former teammates, including Graeme Souness. Francis achieved significant success in his career, winning two European cups with Nottingham Forest and earning over 50 caps for England.

His former colleagues, Gary Lineker, Peter Shilton, and Chris Waddle, expressed their sorrow at his passing, praising his footballing prowess and character.

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