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PFA deeply saddened by passing of Roger Hunt

Roger Hunt

The PFA is deeply saddened by the passing of former Liverpool striker and 1966 World Cup winner Roger Hunt, aged 83.

Born in Lancashire, Hunt signed for Liverpool in 1958 and scored on his debut against Scunthorpe United at Anfield.

He went on to become a Liverpool legend and was a key part of Bill Shankly’s hugely successful team of the 1960s.

With Hunt firing in goals up front, Liverpool won the Second Division in 1962, the First Division in 1964 and 1966 and the FA Cup in 1965.

During his 11 years with Liverpool, he scored 285 goals in 492 appearances to lie second only to Ian Rush in the club's overall scoring record.

After leaving Anfield in 1969, Hunt enjoyed three successful seasons with Bolton Wanderers.

Hunt was a member of winning 1966 World Cup team, playing in every game for England and scoring three times.

He went on to gain 34 England caps.

Hunt retired in 1972 and was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

Widely regarded as one of the finest players of his generation, he will always be known as ‘Sir Roger’ to his Liverpool fans.

The thoughts and condolences of everyone at the PFA are with Roger’s family and friends.

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