THE funeral of a Bolton Wanderers legend who has been described as a 'class act' will take place next week.

Freddie Hill was nicknamed ‘God’ by the Burnden Park faithful in a 12-year career at Bolton, Hill was one of the most entertaining and talented wide men to ever feature for the club.

The 81-year-old died on October 1 at Glenhomes Care Home.

He was the loving dad to Graham and Stuart, brother to Alan and his partner Richard, father-in-law to Debbie and the late Vicky, cherished grandad to Lucy and Oliver, Lewis, George and Sam, great grandad to Lillie.

A service is taking place at Bolton Parish Church on Silverwell Street on October 19 at 10.30am followed by a private family committal.

Readers on our website paid tribute to him.

waynagain said: "(It is a) Sad day for Fred's family and friends as well as Bolton Wanderers. He was a good friend of mine for many years.

"Thanks for the friendship and the football memories Fred.

"I'm going to take the England jersey you gave me out of the closet and hang in a place of honour in my living room. He was a 'class act'.

Stressed Whitefield said: "A lovely man, a class player and a true Wanderers legend. RIP Freddie.

SuperNat said: "Freddie could beat a man just by shuffling his hips and going past them.

"He was an inside forward rather than winger and got his fair share of goals."

Donation's in memory of Freddie can be made to the Alzheimer's Society. All enquires to Coop Funeralcare, Tel 01204 307151