The England team, home world champions in 1966, once again lost one of their members. Forward Roger Hunt, who spent the majority of his career at Liverpool in the 1960s, where he was star scorer under Bill Shankly, has died at 83.
With the Reds (286 goals in all competitions; in addition to 18 with the English side), Hunt had won the English Championship twice (1964, 1966), as well as an FA Cup (1965) and three Community Shields ( 1964, 1965, 1966). His year 1966 had thus been royal, with these national and world titles, all crowned by the distinction of top scorer in the “First Division” (30 goals).
In the national team, during the World Cup 66, he had signed three goals, including a double against France (2-0), on the third day of the group stage. He was competing in attack with Jimmy Greaves, who also recently passed away.