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Liverpool and England mourn Roger Hunt, who has died at 83. The striker, world champion in 1966 with the Three Lions, is the second highest scorer in the history of the Reds.

Hunt scored 285 goals in 492 appearances for Liverpool, for whom he played from 1959 to 1969. Only Welshman Ian Rush was even more prolific, with 346 successes.

« We mourn the passing of legendary former player Roger Hunt, » said LFC. With the Anfield Road club, the center-forward was champion in 1964 and 1966. He also won the club’s first FA Cup in 1965, scoring one of two goals in the victory against Leeds (2-1 ap) .

Sad list

Holder during the coronation of the England team against Germany (4-2 ap) on July 30, 1966, Roger Hunt (34 caps, 18 goals) joined the sad list of deceased 1966 world champions. His departure comes just days after Jimmy Greaves died at age 81 on September 19.

Others like Jacky Charlton and Nobby Stiles died in 2020, Ray Wilson in 2018 and Martin Peters in 2019. All of them had Alzheimer’s disease. Captain Bobby Moore died in 1993 of cancer at the age of 51 and Alan Ball in 2007 of a heart attack.

Three survivors

Among the holders in the final, only Geoff Hurst, very weak after a stroke, George Cohen and Bobby Charlton, also suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, are still alive.

« Unfortunately, it seems too common these days for us to bid farewell to the giants of our club, » said Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp.

This article was published automatically. Source: ats

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