Ray Wilson, 63; played on Eng­land’s ‘66 World Cup team

Woonsocket Call - - REGION/OBITUARIES -

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.

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