World Cup winner Ray Wilson dies aged 83

Former Oldham Athletic footballer Ray Wilson, a member of England’s 1966 World Cup winning team, has died aged 83 following a lengthy battle against Alzheimer’s.

Wilson made 25 appearances for Latics in 1969/70 towards the end of an illustrious career.

It was at Huddersfield Town where Wilson kicked off a career that took him to Everton, Latics and Bradford City where he ended his 19 years as a player.

Wilson, who played for England in both the 1962 and 66 finals of the FA Cup, also had 10 games as caretaker manager at Bradford City.

He began his own business in Huddersfield as an undertaker after retiring from football.

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