Ray Wilson, 63; played on England’s ‘66 World Cup team
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Ray Wilson, the left back in all six of England’s games in its World Cup-winning campaign in 1966, has died. He was 83.
Huddersfield announced Wilson’s death on Wednesday. The northern English team said Wilson, who played for the club for most of his career, continued to attend matches despite being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2004.
At 32, Wilson was the oldest player in the England lineup that beat West Germany 4-2 in extra time in the final at Wembley Stadium in July 1966.
He made 63 appearances for England from 1960-68 before a knee injury forced the end of his international career.