Roger Hunt: England 1966 Globe Cup winner and Liverpool good dies aged 83

Roger Hunt: England 1966 World Cup winner and Liverpool great dies aged 83

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oger Hunt, a member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning squad and Liverpool’s next-best goalscorer, has died at the age of 83.

Liverpool introduced that the previous striker passed absent peacefully at residence next a extensive disease on Monday night.

Hunt was a critical player in England’s World Cup triumph, scoring 3 moments in 6 appearances throughout that event and 18 aims in 34 caps in general for his country.

He joined Liverpool from nearby beginner workforce Stockton Heath aged 20 in 1958 and spent 11-and-a-half hugely successful decades at Anfield, scoring 285 plans for the club.

That history stood till Ian Rush surpassed it in 1992 but no player has at any time scored much more League targets for Liverpool than Hunt’s whole of 244.

Hunt made his debut in a 2- acquire over Scunthorpe United at Anfield in September 1959 – and marked the celebration with a objective.

Underneath the administration of Invoice Shankly, who arrived at the club a handful of months later, Hunt would shaped a fearsome strike partnership with Ian St John and went on to earn the Next Division title in 1962, two Initial Division titles in 1964 and 1966 and the club’s very long-awaited 1st FA Cup in 1965.

In a assertion, Liverpool claimed: “Hunt’s achievements noticed him bestowed with an honorary knighthood from the Kop and he will eternally be identified as ‘Sir Roger’ by supporters of the club he graced with such distinction. The feelings of everybody at Liverpool FC are with Roger’s spouse and children and mates at this unfortunate and complicated time.”