By FactsWow Team
Posted on: 26 Dec, 2022
Brentford and Tottenham Hotspur players gave a minute’s applause in memory of the late George Cohen before their Premier League match started at the Gtech Community Stadium on Monday.
Credits: ANI News
A Fulham man through and through, George Cohen is regarded as the greatest right-back England has produced. He played every minute of England’s World Cup-winning campaign and earned 37 caps for his country between 1964 and 1967.
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George Cohen was a key member and vice-captain of the England side that won the only World Cup held in his home country in 1966, with Sir Alf Ramsey's first choice of Jimmy Armfield following a right-back injury.
Credits: Irish Mirror
Once described by the late, great George Cohen Best as the toughest full-back he had ever faced and as England’s best full-back by Ramsey himself, George Cohen earned 37 senior international caps between 1964-67.
Playing for one club alongside childhood idol Fulham, he played for the beloved White team 459 times between 1956 and 1969, a record only Johnny Haynes, Eddie Lowe, and Les Barrett have broken.
Credits: Financial Times
George Cohen was forced to retire aged 29 due to a serious knee injury, moving into coaching with Fulham and England’s Under-23s team before embarking on a career in property development.
Credits: Cricket World
He later battled bowel cancer and a tumour in his back, becoming a tireless campaigner and patron of the Bobby Moore Fund.
George Cohen's sad death means only two surviving members of England's starting team from the 1966 World Cup final. Sir Bobby Charlton, hat-trick hero Sir Jeff Hurst, and a team of his members George Eastham, Ian Callahan, and Terry Payne.
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