Funeral of World Cup winner and Huddersfield legend to be held today

first_img Ray Wilson was a World Cup winner with England 3 The funeral of England great Ray Wilson is to take place in Huddersfield on Wednesday.Wilson, who played at left back in the 1966 World Cup final against West Germany, died last month at the age of 83.He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2004.At 31, Wilson was the eldest member of Alf Ramsay’s starting XI on the day Bobby Moore lifted the Jules Rimet trophy.The left back later appeared on thousands of posters, holding Moore on his right shoulder in a famous photograph. 3 Ramon Wilson was born in Shirebrook, near Mansfield, in December 1934 and named after Mexican film star Ramon Navarro.His career at Huddersfield took off under Bill Shankly and he went on to become the club’s most famous player, making 283 apperances between 1952 and 1964.At the age of 29 he signed for Everton and won the FA Cup in memorable fashion as the Toffees came from 2-0 down to defeat Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 at Wembley in 1966.Wilson returned there weeks later to win the World Cup with England.He played in every game during England’s victorious campaign.center_img 3 Wilson finished his club career at Oldham Athletic and Bradford City, before working as an undertaker in Huddersfield.He was awarded an MBE in 2000 and was inducted into English Football’s Hall of Fame in 2008.Huddersfield Town FC said they were “devastated” to learn of his death last month. #htafc is devastated to learn of the passing of @England World Cup winner Ramon ‘Ray’ Wilson MBE at the age of 83.The thoughts of everyone at Town are with Ray’s wife, his sons and the rest of his family and friends at this difficult time.➡️ (AT)— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) May 16, 2018 described him as “one of the finest footballers to wear the royal blue jersey”.last_img

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