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George Cohen dead at 83: England 1966 World Cup winner passes away as tributes flood in

ENGLAND 1966 World Cup hero George Cohen has passed away.

Cohen was one of England’s heroes of 1966 who played in the final against West Germany at Wembley.

George Cohen, left, celebrates winning the World Cup
Cohen, back left, celebrates alongside team-mates
Cohen was awarded an MBE in 2000
Cohen made 459 appearances for Fulham
Cohen is the uncle of rugby World Cup winner Ben Cohen
Cohen pictured bowing to the Queen at the 1966 finals

He won 37 England caps as an attacking right-back.

He also made 459 appearances for Fulham, and was born just over a mile away from Craven Cottage.

Fulham confirmed the sad news on Twitter.

It read: “Everyone at Fulham Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our greatest ever players – and gentlemen – George Cohen MBE.”

Cohen was awarded his MBE in 2000.

His tragic passing means that only Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Geoff Hurst are still alive from team which claimed the historic victory.

The club added: “All of our thoughts are with Daphne, his beloved wife of more than 60 years, sons Anthony and Andrew, his grandchildren and extended family, as well as George’s many, many friends.”

Cohen, who is the uncle of England rugby World Cup winner Ben Cohen, made his debut in 1956 and retired 13 years later at the age of 29.

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