At a time when positive footballing news is scarce, Tottenham Hotspur star and England captain Harry Kane recently video called an 86-year-old man after discovering he had played for the Three Lions.
The former England international Colin Grainger has been isolating alone during the coronavirus pandemic, and his carers only recently finding out about his colourful past.
The man from Yorkshire played for a number of clubs including Leeds United, Sheffield United and Sunderland, as well as representing England on seven occasions.
During his relatively brief England career, Grainger impressively scored against West Germany as well as bagging another two goals against South American giants Brazil on his debut in 1956.
Spurs star Kane also had an eventful England debut himself, finding the net after just 79 seconds in 2015, and the two men discussed their opening bows for their country, with Grainger explaining:
"I was very lucky, but I do remember the goals, the first one was my first kick of the match after four minutes, and then the second one was about ten minutes from the end, when I got a header in.
"It was brilliant. Good memories," he added.
Kane also spoke of the joys of playing for England, as he explained that: "When you make your England debut, it's pretty special. I know that feeling and it doesn't get much better than that."
Although Kane has enjoyed a much longer international career, Grainger was a talented player in his own right - in the outside left position - as well as being a musician, dubbed as the 'singing winger'.
He signed to HMV in 1958, before going on to share a bill with none other than the Beatles in 1963.
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Despite his obviously intriguing past, Grainger was quick to shift the focus to his current situation and the importance of his carers: "Without them [carers], I don't know how I would've done but we're almost there now, but I'm missing the family coming most."
Source : 90min