Former England worldwide and Fulham legend George Cohen has handed away on the age of 83.
Cohen was the vice-captain of the England squad that managed to win the World Cup in 1966 and he was thought-about as the most effective right-backs in English soccer on the time.
The defender spent his membership profession at Fulham, racking up over 450 appearances. Again in 2016, the Premier League membership unveiled a statue of Cohen outdoors Craven Cottage and he was awarded MBE for providers in 2000 as nicely.
The information will come as a disappointing blow to the London membership and its followers.
The Premier League facet took to social media to share their response to the information and former Premier League gamers like Gary Lineker have additionally expressed their unhappiness on social media.
A message of condolence from our Chairman, following the unhappy passing of George Cohen.
— Fulham Soccer Membership (@FulhamFC) December 23, 2022
Fulham’s assertion learn: “Everybody at Fulham Soccer Membership is deeply saddened to study of the passing of one in all our best ever gamers – and gents.”
In the meantime, Lineker said: “Sorry to listen to that George Cohen has died. One other of the heroes of the ’66 World Cup profitable group leaves us. He’ll at all times have footballing immortality. RIP George.”