World champion with England in 1966, George Cohen dies aged 83

Right side of the title of the England now World Cup In 1966, George Cohen died on Friday at the age of 83. The former player started all seven of England’s matches in the competition and was one of only three living players to achieve that feat to date. In total, he made 37 appearances for the British national team. The cause of death was not disclosed.

“We would like to extend our deepest condolences to George’s family and friends at this sad time,” said Debbie Hewitt, president of the English Football Association (FA).

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During his career, Cohen appeared only for London club Fulham, making 459 appearances for the Craven Cottage side. At 29, however, the winger had to end his career due to a knee injury.

“All of Fulham are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our greatest players, and a gentleman, George Cohen,” the England outfit said.

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Now only idol Bobby Charlton and Geoff Hurst, who scored three goals in the final, are alive from that 1966 team.

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