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Ray Wilson: England 1966 World Cup winner dies, aged 83

Ray Wilson: England 1966 World Cup winner dies, aged 83

Ray Wilson, 1966 World Cup winner: 1934 – 2018


Ray Wilson, a member of England’s heroic 1966 World Cup-winning crew, has sadly handed away, aged 83.

The former left-back was identified with Alzheimer’s illness in 2004 and died on Tuesday night.

His former golf equipment Huddersfield Town and Everton introduced the information on Wednesday.

Wilson is a legend at Huddersfield, the place he made 283 appearances and performed beneath supervisor Bill Shankly.

He later joined Everton, the place he gained the FA Cup earlier than successful the World Cup with England.

A press release from Huddersfield stated: “Huddersfield Town is devastated to study of the passing of World Cup winner Ramon ‘Ray’ Wilson MBE on the age of 83..

“Ray is arguably the most successful and best-known player ever to pull on a Huddersfield Town shirt, having been a key member of England’s World Cup-winning team in 1966.”

Wilson made his England debut in 1960 and went on to win 63 caps, 30 of these as a Huddersfield participant.

He joined Everton in 1964 and reached the head of his profession in the summertime of 1966 as a part of Sir Alf Ramsey’s England crew, who beat West Germany Four-2 within the World Cup ultimate at Wembley.

“Until very recently, he was a regular supporter of the Terriers at home match days alongside his eldest son Russell despite battling Alzheimer’s disease, which he was diagnosed with in 2004,” Huddersfield’s assertion continued.

“The thoughts of everyone at Huddersfield Town are with Ray’s wife Pat, his sons Russ and Neil and the rest of his family and friends at this difficult time.”

Ray Wilson: 1934 – 2018

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