FORMER England, Middlesbrough and Southampton midfielder David Armstrong has handed away at the age of 67.

Boro, the place he spent a decade of his profession from 1971 to 1981, introduced the news of his demise on their membership website on Sunday night.

Armstrong has sadly passed away at the age of 67

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Armstrong has sadly handed away at the age of 67Credit: Getty
Both Boro and Saints fan consider him to be a legend at their club

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Both Boro and Saints fan contemplate him to be a legend at their membershipCredit: Getty
Armstrong spent six years at Southampton where he made well over 200 appearances

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Armstrong spent six years at Southampton the place he made nicely over 200 appearancesCredit: Getty

A post from the North East outfit learn: “We are saddened to study of the passing of our long-serving former participant David Armstrong.

“Our ideas are together with his household and associates.”

Armstrong, an attacking midfielder, holds the report for essentially the most consecutive appearances by a Boro participant – an unbelievable 358 in all competitions between March 1973 and August 1980.

He acquired his first England cap in direction of the top of his time at Boro and would go on to play in two extra worldwide matches.

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He additionally gained the Second Division with Boro in 1974 underneath the administration of Jack Charlton.

Later in his profession, Armstrong spent six years at Southampton the place he helped them end runners-up in Division One in 1984 behind Liverpool.

And Saints supporters additionally got here out with some touching tributes for his or her former participant.

One fan stated: “Devastated to listen to the news about the passing of David Armstrong.

“An absolute Saints legend who I idolised by my early teenagers.

“His ball into the field for Steve Moran’s last-minute winner at Fratton Park will reside lengthy in my reminiscence. RIP David Armstrong. #SaintsFC.”

While one other added: “I often keep away from soccer tweets on right here however devastated to listen to David Armstrong has died.

“One of my favorite ever gamers and my first footballing hero for Southampton 😢.”

Before retiring in 1988, Armstrong spent one season at Bournemouth the place he would end his profession.