Former Fulham footballer, George Cohen, is dead. The 83-year-old footballer also played for England in the 1966 World cup.
Confirming the incident on Twitter, one of the two surviving members of the team, Sir Geoff Hurst, wrote; “Very sad to hear my friend and England team-mate has died.” “Everyone, without exception, always said that George was such a lovely man. He will be sadly missed, my heartfelt thoughts are with George’s wife Daphne and his family,”.
Also, Fulham in a statement, said: “Everyone at Fulham Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our greatest ever players – and gentlemen.
“All of our thoughts are with Daphne, his beloved wife of more than 60 years, sons Anthony and Andrew, his grandchildren and extended family, as well as George’s many, many friends.”
The right-back played every minute of the six matches in the 1966 tournament and was vice-captain for the 4-2 win over West Germany in the Wembley final.
Cohen featured in every game of England’s successful World Cup campaign.
He was awarded the MBE in 2000, one of five players from the 1966 side to be belatedly honoured, following a media campaign to recognise their achievement alongside that of their peers.
In a 13-year playing career at Fulham, from 1956 to 1969, Cohen made 459 appearances for the club.