Tributes Paid To England Hero Hunt

Last updated : 01 October 2021 By Three Lions

World Cup winner Roger Hunt passed away earlier this week, aged 83, his death prompting tributes from all over the football world to one of England's unsung heroes of 1966.

Liverpool's record league goalscorer with 244, Hunt won 34 international caps and netted 18 times for his country, most importantly scoring three times in England's group matches at the World Cup to see them past Mexico and France after a difficult opening game against Uruguay.

His debut had come under Walter Winterbottom in April 1962.

Football Association CEO Mark Bullingham told the FA website that: "English football has lost another great," and confirmed that tribute will be paid to Hunt before the qualifier with Hungary at Wembley later this month, when supporters will also reflect on the recent death of Jimmy Greaves, the man who played alongside Hunt in those group stage games.