Former England global and Fulham legend George Cohen has exceeded away at the age of 83.
Cohen was once the vice-captain of the England squad that managed to win the World Cup in 1966 and he used to be regarded as one of the satisfactory right-backs in English football at the time.
The defender spent his club career at Fulham, racking up over 450 appearances. Back in 2016, the Premier League membership unveiled a statue of Cohen outside Craven Cottage and he was once awarded MBE for services in 2000 as well.
The news will come as a disappointing blow to the London club and its fans.
The Premier League aspect took to social media to share their response to the news and former Premier League gamers like Gary Lineker have also expressed their unhappiness on social media.
Fulham’s statement read: “Everyone at Fulham Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our greatest ever players – and gentlemen.”
Meanwhile, Lineker said: “Sorry to hear that George Cohen has died. Another of the heroes of the ’66 World Cup winning team leaves us. He’ll always have footballing immortality. RIP George.”