Roger Hunt, world champion with England in 1966 and Liverpool’s second all-time top scorer, has died at the age of 83, the Premier League announced.
Hunt was part of the squad that rose to Wembley with the 1966 World Cup, in which he played all six games and scored three goals, and is Liverpool’s top scorer in the English league, with 244 goals. In total he played 492 games with the ‘Reds’ and scored 285 goals, which places him as the second best gunner on the team, only behind Ian Rush, who scored 346 goals.
“We mourn the passing of legendary player Roger Hunt. Everyone’s thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time, ”Liverpool said in a statement.
Hunt, who was the only Liverpool player to play in the World Cup final against Germany in ’66, won two English leagues and one FA Cup with Liverpool in his eleven years at Anfield. After leaving the Merseyside club in 1970, he spent two seasons at Bolton Wanderers, where he scored 24 goals, before retiring. EFE (HN)