George Cohen, the English footballer known for winning the World Cup with England in 1966, died aged 83 on Friday, December 23. Reports say that age-related illness caused the former Fulham legend’s death.

Cohen was married to Daphane since 1962, four years before he lifted the World Cup in 2022. The couple had two sons but their names are not available publicly. 

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His nephew, Ben Cohen, is a former English rugby union player who captured the Rugby World Cup in 2003 with his country.

Cohen’s estimated net worth at the time of death was $1 million to $5 million.

Cohen has been described as a “one club man” for spending his entire career in Fulham. Following his death, the Fulham football club released a statement expressing condolences.

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“Everyone associated with Fulham Football Club is desperately saddened to learn of the passing of one of our greatest ever players – and gentlemen – George Cohen MBE,” the statement read.

“A one-club man, George made 459 appearances for his beloved Whites, in addition to earning 37 England caps, with whom he famously won the World Cup in 1966,” it added. 

Cohen was not only an important player in the 1966 World Cup-winning Three Lions squad but also the vice-captain under legend Bobby Moore.

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The English FA chair Debbie Hewitt said that the entire FA is sad over the death of Cohen. 

“George won 37 caps for England during his international career and was vice-captain of our World Cup-winning team in 1966,” Hewitt said. “We would like to pass on our deep condolences to George’s family and friends at this sad time.”