George Cohen, a Fulham and England Legend, Has Died at the Age of 83


George Cohen, a famous football player for Fulham and England, died at the age of 83. Cohen was England’s vice captain when they beat West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley Stadium. He played all of his club games with the Cottagers, which is more than 450.

In a statement, Fulham Football Club said, “Everyone at Fulham Football Club is deeply saddened by the death of one of our greatest ever players and gentlemen.” Debbie Hewitt, who is in charge of the FA, said: “When we heard that George Cohen had died today, we were shocked.

“George played 37 times for England at the international level and was the vice captain of the team that won the World Cup in 1966. “During this sad time, we want George’s family and friends to know how much we care about them.”

Fulham put up a statue of Cohen in front of Craven Cottage in 2016 to honour his service and mark the 50th anniversary of the World Cup win. In 2000, he got an MBE, along with four other winners from 1966.

On social media, people said nice things about her quickly. Another World Cup winner, Sir Geoff Hurst, tweeted: “I’m very sad to say that my friend and teammate on the England team, George Cohen, has died. Everyone agreed that George was a wonderful person. George will be sorely missed, and my deepest condolences go out to his family and wife, Daphne.”

Gary Lineker, a former England striker, added: “I’m sorry to hear about the death of George Cohen. Another player from the team that won the World Cup in 1966 has died. He will be remembered forever in football history. George, sleep well.”

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