English Football Legend Nobby Stiles Dies Aged 78

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English Football Legend Nobby Stiles Dies Aged 78
England World Cup hero passes away aged 78. image: Twitter

English Football Legend and 1966 English World Cup winner Nobby Stiles has died at the age of 78.

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England’s 1966 World Cup winner and football legend Nobby Stiles has died at the age of 78 after a long battle with illness. Stiles was part of Alf Ramsey’s legendary side which beat Germany 4-2 in the 1966 final at Wembley, the only English team to have won international football’s greatest prize. He was also part of the Manchester United team which became the first English club to win the European Cup two years later when they beat Benfica in the final at Wembley.

A statement issued by the Stiles family read: “The Stiles family are sad to announce that Nobby Stiles passed away peacefully today (30/10/2020) surrounded by his family after a long illness.


 

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