Martin Peters, England's 1966 World Cup winner dies at age 76

Martin Peters, England's 1966 World Cup winner dies at age 76

Martin Peters, one of England's World Cup heroes of 1966 has died aged at the 76 following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

The midfielder scored England's second goal against West Germany at the 1966 World Cup finals as the Three Lions lifted the trophy only once in their history.

Peters started out his football career as a goalkeeper before flourishing in a midfield role that made him popular.

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He came through the West Ham academy and went on to help the London club win the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1965 against 1860 Munich at Wembley.

Peters was nicknamed 'The Ghost'because he moved into scoring positions without being noticed by his markers.

He was then included in England's squad that won the 1966 World Cup and also went on to play in the 1970 and 1974 editions respectively.

The former Tottenham star became British's first £200,000 footballer after leaving the Hammers to join Spurs in 1970.

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Peter later joined Norwich after five years with Tottenham and ended his career with Sheffield United.

He won 67 caps for the national team and scored 20 goals and was captain of the England side that crashed out of the 1974 World Cup in the first round.

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