Martin Peters

Former England midfielder Martin Peters has passed away at the age of 76 after a long battle with illness.

Peters played more than 150 league matches apiece for each of West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City but is best known nationally for scoring in the FIFA World Cup 1966 final victory over West Germany.

His England debut had only been given that May; the World Cup final was his eighth cap in a matter of weeks. He also played for England at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.

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The weekend has been full of tributes for a player who eventually claimed 67 England caps between his debut and 1974. Those who played with and against him clearly hold him in high regard.

Peters was one of only two England players to score in a World Cup final so his place in history is assured. More importantly, our condolences to his family and loved ones.

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