You would think that England, which is very concerned about being the world’s best soccer nation, has won a flurry of World Cup titles, but back then no. The football that was invented on the ball island won the World Cup once in 1966. England won the final against West Germany 4 – 2 at Wembley Stadium with George Cohen in the team.
England have only won the World Cup once.
“The English football legend is dead. He was 83 years old,” England Football writes on its website. The cause of death has not been disclosed.
From his position at right-back, Cohen was vice-captain and one of the highlights of the England national team when they won the 1966 World Cup after beating West Germany 4-2 in the final at Wembley.
He played every minute of England’s matches in the final round and played a total of 37 matches in his international career.
He was loyal to the London club for which he played his entire career. -There was a total of 459 games for The Cottagers.
From 1956-1969, Cohen played for Fulham’s first team.
He had to stop his career prematurely aged just 29 due to a knee injury.
In 2016, the club erected a statue of him outside their stadium, Craven Cottage. He has also received the British honorary MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire).
- We are very saddened to hear the news of George Cohen’s death today.
- We would like to offer our deepest condolences to George’s family and friends at this sad time, says FA chairman Debbie Hewitt.
In March, England meet Ukraine in the European Championship qualifier at Wembley, where George Cohen will be honored and remembered.