Tottenham and Brentford pay tribute to the late George Cohen at Premier League

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Posted on: 26 Dec, 2022

Tribute To Late George Cohen

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

England’s World Cup-winning Campaign

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.

Credits: Outlook India

George Cohen: Key Member And Vice-Captain Of England

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

George Cohen Earned 37 Senior International Caps

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.

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Man With Boyhood Idols Fulham

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

The Retirement

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

The Bobby Moore Fund

He later battled bowel cancer and a tumour in his back, becoming a tireless campaigner and patron of the Bobby Moore Fund.

Credits: Eurosport

George Cohen’s Death

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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