The world of football has fired one of its great players this morning. Roger Hunt (83, UK), Liverpool striker and one of the top scorers in the team’s history, passed away on Tuesday. Hunt played between 1958 and 1970 for the English club, a period in which he scored 285 goals in 492 games. He was also part of the national team that won the 1966 World Cup.
We are mourning the passing of legendary former player Roger Hunt.
The thoughts of everybody at Liverpool Football Club are with Roger’s family and friends at this sad and difficult time.
Rest in peace, Sir Roger Hunt 1938 – 2021.
– Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 28, 2021
Liverpool itself has announced the death of one of its star through a statement and a message on the social network Twitter. “We are mourning the passing of legendary former player Roger Hunt. The thoughts of all of us at Liverpool FC are with Roger’s family and friends in these sad and difficult times ”, they have written from the English club.
According to the statement, Hunt has died after enduring “a long illness.” The forward had been retired for almost five decades since he left the Bolton Wanderers in 1972, a team in which he only played two years.