England’s 1966 World Cup winning defender Ray Wilson has died aged 83.

Wilson’s former club Huddersfield announced his death on Wednesday.The northern English team said Wilson, who played for the club for most of his career, continued to attend matches despite being diagnosed with  Alzheimer’s disease in 2004.

“Huddersfield Town is devastated to learn of the passing of World Cup winner Ramon ‘Ray’ Wilson MBE at the age of 83,” the Terriers said in a statement.”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.” We are shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of World Cup winner Ray Wilson. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

At 32, Wilson was the oldest player in the England line-up that beat West Germany 4-2 in extra time in the final at Wembley Stadium in July 1966.

 

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