England 1966 World Cup winner George Cohen dies aged 83
England's 1966 World Cup-winning right back George Cohen has died aged 83, his former club Fulham announced on 23 December. The club remembered him as their greatest-ever player.
Born in Kensington, London (England), in 1939, George Cohen played for Fulham throughout his soccer career.
He scored six league goals in his 459 appearances between 1956 and 1969.
His greatest achievement was recorded as winning the 1966 World Cup when England defeated West Germany in the final at Wembley Stadium.
Cohen helped England emerge victorious and claim their first World Cup title with a 4–2 victory over the opposition.
He was part of the team's line of defence, which included Ray Wilson, Jack Charlton and captain Bobby Moore.
In 1964-1967, Cohen represented England in 37 matches. He also served as vice-captain (VC) of Sir Alf Ramsey for the match against West Germany.
Cohen was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 1976 and struggled with the illness for 14 years.
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