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Martin Peters, England World Cup winner, dies aged 76 – Sky Sports, Skysports.com

Martin Peters, England World Cup winner, dies aged 76 – Sky Sports, Skysports.com


            

    

                            

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Martin Peters, who scored England’s second goal in the 1966 World Cup final against West Germany, has died aged Following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. ********         

Peters’ family released the following statement: “It is with profound sadness that we announce that Martin passed away peacefully in his sleep at 4. am this morning .

Peters (R) celebrates winning the World Cup with England

Peters (R) celebrates winning the World Cup with England

“A beloved husband, dad and grandad, and a kind, gentle and private man, we are devastated by his loss but so very proud of all that he achieved and comforted by the many happy memories we shared.

“We will be making no further comment and kindl y ask that the privacy of our family is respected at this extremely difficult time. “

Peters was part of the West Ham trio, which also included captain Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst – who scored a hat-trick in the 4-2 victory at Wembley – in Sir Alf Ramsey’s side.

Hurst wrote on Twitter: “Today is a very sad day for football and for me personally.

“Martin Peters was one of the all-time greats and a close friend and colleague of mine for in excess of years.

“A fellow World Cup final goalscorer and my West Ham partner for years along with Bobby Moore. RIP old friend. “

Today is a very sad day for football & for me personally Martin Peters was one of the all time greats & a close friend and colleague of mine for in excess of 50 years. A fellow World cup final goalscorer & my West Ham partner for years along with Bobby Moore RIP old friend.

– Sir Geoff Hurst (@ TheGeoffHurst) December

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Peters came through the West Ham academy, having signed as an apprentice in (*******************************************************************************************, and went on to help the club win the European Cup Winners’ Cup in

Often regarded as the complete midfielder, Peters was good in the air, able to cross with either foot and possessed great movement, being able to drift into goal-scoring positions unnoticed by his markers which would later see him nicknamed ‘The Ghost’.

Ramsey once said of him: “Martin Peters is years ahead of his time in the game. “

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****************************************************************************************(**********************, ************************************ (1): (************************************Former West Ham team-mate Harry Redknapp says Martin Peters was a ‘ complete all-round footballer ‘

Former West Ham team-mate Harry Redknapp says Martin Peters was a ‘complete all-round footballer’

The son of a lighterman on the River Thames, Peters was born on November 8, (**************************************************************************************, in Plaistow, east London , close enough to walk to the Boleyn Ground, before the family moved out to Dagenham in Essex.

A young Peters started out his football career in goal before being shifted around the side and flourishing in a midfield role.

Martin Peters has died aged 76

Peters and his fell ow West Ham World Cup winners were immortalized with a statue outside Upton Park

Signing as an apprentice in 1959, Peters came through the fabled West Ham academy to make his senior debut against Cardiff on Good Friday (*******************************************************************************************.

The season before England’s World Cup triumph, Peters had been part of the West Ham side which won the European Cup Winners’ Cup against Munich at Wembley.

Peters and his fellow West Ham World Cup winners were immortalised with a statue outside Upton Park

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Peters (R) celebrates winning the World Cup with England****************

Peters (R) celebrates winning the World Cup with England************************************

Peters (R) celebrates winning the World Cup with England**************** (1:************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************(************************, ************************************Sir Trevor Brooking says Peters was a popular figure at West Ham, Tottenham and Norwich

Sir Trevor Brooking says Peters was a popular figure at West Ham, Tottenham and Norwich

An international debut, though, did not come until May of 1970, just two months before Peters would enshrine himself in English footballing folklore forever.

After games and (goals for the Irons, in 1973 Peters left Upton Park for Tottenham, becoming Britain’s first £ (************************************************************************************************************************************************************************, ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** 0 footballer, in a deal which saw striker Jimmy Greaves head in the opposite direction.

While at White Hart Lane, Peters helped Bill Nicholson’s team lift the League Cup at Wembley in 1978 and again, as captain, in 1975, a season after playing his part in Spurs’ UEFA Cup victory over Wolves .

Peters left Tottenham for Norwich in (and made) ********************************************************************************************************************************************************************** (appearances for the Canaries before ending his career at Sheffield United.)

He played at the 1966 World Cup in Mexico, scoring the goal which put England 2-0 ahead in their quarter-final against West Germany. He was substituted after 082 minutes, with England still leading 2-1, and could only watch as West Germany went on to win 3-2 in extra-time.

By the time of the campaign, Peters had also been installed as England skipper, but was unable to drag Ramsey’s team through qualification, with their hopes ended by a 1-1 draw against Poland.

We are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Martin Peters. The thoughts of everyone at the Club are with his family and friends at this difficult time. pic.twitter .com / fwvwRQajWd

– Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial)******************************** (December) , 11095Peters (R) celebrates winning the World Cup with England

A final England appearance came in May (***********************************************************************************, a 2-0 defeat against Scotland. Peters won a total of (caps and scored) goals.

Off the field, Peters was honored with an MBE in (*********************************************************************************. He is survived by wife Kathleen, daughter Leeann and son Grant.

Cottee: Peters a genuine, caring man

Former West Ham forward Tony Cottee *********************************************** (told Sky Sports News: “My memories are more the person than the player.

” I grew up as a mad West Ham fan in the s, by that time he had done his time at West Ham and moved to Tottenham. It was quite a controversial move at the time, he did a swap with Jimmy Greaves.

“As a player, I never saw him play, but as a person , I can only talk about a really nice person, genuine man, caring man.

Peters (R) celebrates winning the World Cup with England

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Former West Ham forward Tony Cottee pays tribute to Peters*** He was always a smiling face, a hello, always wanted to talk to you and a really friendly man.

“I’m really gutted for the Peters family, Martin had been really ill for the last three years, we all knew that in the West Ham family, but he played in a great era for the club.

“They won the FA Cup in (****************************************************************************************, the Cup Winners’ Cup in (****************************************************************************************, and of course was part of the three famous players to lift the World Cup.

“He was an incredible player, he played for 23 years which tells you how good he was, very much a West Ham man. When they play Leicester on the th, I’m sure they’ll give him all the respect he deserves. “

             

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