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George Cohen: World Cup winner passes away

George Cohen, a former England international and legendary player for Fulham, passed away at the age of 83.

One of the top right-backs in English football at the time, Cohen served as vice captain for the England team that won the 1966 World Cup.

The defender played more than 450 times for Fulham over the course of his club career. Cohen received the MBE for his services in 2000, and the Premier League team unveiled a statue of him outside Craven Cottage in 2016.

The London club and its supporters will take a hit from the news. In addition to former Premier League players like Gary Lineker sharing their sorrow on social media, the Premier League team also posted on the platform to share their reaction to the news.

"Everyone at Fulham Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our greatest ever players - and gentlemen," the club's statement said. ".

I'm sorry to hear about George Cohen's passing, Lineker said in the meantime. A World Cup-winning team member from 1966 has passed away. He'll live forever in the annals of football. Robert George. ".

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