Who Was Ray Wilson? Former Huddersfield, Everton And 1966 England World Cup Winner Has Died Age 83


RAMON “Ray” Wilson, former England defender, has died at the age of 83.

The left-back played for Huddersfield and Everton during the 1950s and 60s and was part of the team who lifted the World Cup trophy in 1966.

Getty – Contributor Ray Wilson has died at the age of 83

After retiring in 1971, he lived in Slaithwaite near Huddersfield with wife Pat.

They have two children together and in recent years was frequently seen at Huddersfield matches.

He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2004 and in July 2016, fifty years since England lifted the World Cup, Huddersfield released a new kit in his honour with the tagline “Legends are Rarely Made”.

How did he start playing football?

AFTER finishing school, he became an apprentice railwayman before he was spotted by a scout whilst playing amateur football. 

He was soon working on the railways during the night and training with Huddersfield Town during the day.

Following two years of national service with the army, he was signed on a professional contract in 1955.

Whilst at the club, he made over 266 appearances, scoring six goals.

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