Nekdanji zvezdnik Liverpoola Roger Hunt, ki je leta 1966 z angleško reprezentanco na Wembleyju osvojil tudi naslov svetovnega prvaka, je umrl v starosti 83 let, so danes prek Twitterja sporočili iz angleškega prvoligaša. Hunt se je Liverpoolu priključil leta 1958 kot 20-letnik in zadnjo tekmo za rdeče odigral leta 1969.
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
Skupno je Hunt v dresu Liverpoola na vseh tekmovanjih zabil 285 golov, kar je bil dolga leta rekord, ki ga je uspelo leta 1992 preseči šele Ianu Rushu, še vedno pa je z 244 zadetki klubski rekorder po številu golov v ligi.
Leta 1966 je začel finale na Wembleyju, v katerem je Anglija premagala Zahodno Nemčijo. V šestih nastopih na tem mundialu je dosegel tri zadetke, skupno pa je za reprezentanco zbral 34 nastopov in dosegel 18 golov.
During an iconic career at Anfield between 1958 and 1969, Sir Roger Hunt scored a total of 285 goals for the Reds and stands second in the club's all-time top scorers list.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 28, 2021
To this day, no player has scored more for Liverpool in the league than Hunt's tally of 244 goals.
We're extremely saddened to learn that Roger Hunt, who was a key member of our @FIFAWorldCup-winning side in 1966, has passed away at the age of 83.— England (@England) September 28, 2021
Our deepest condolences go to Roger's family, friends and former clubs. pic.twitter.com/LlVcUepVQ1
The Premier League is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of England 1966 World Cup winner and Liverpool great Roger Hunt.— Premier League (@premierleague) September 28, 2021
We offer our sincere condolences to Roger’s family and friends at this sad time. pic.twitter.com/lehOyFSZif
On behalf of the European football community, UEFA would like to express its sadness at the passing of former Liverpool striker Roger Hunt, a key member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team.— UEFA (@UEFA) September 28, 2021
Rest in peace, Roger. pic.twitter.com/9znKbYiDUR
A great rival but an even greater player and person.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 28, 2021
We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Roger Hunt, a 1966 World Cup-winning team-mate of Sir Bobby Charlton.
May he rest in peace. https://t.co/70Ps4Z6FEu pic.twitter.com/yUNwx3Ji0X
Saddened to hear that yet another of the heroes of ‘66 has left us. Roger Hunt was a truly great striker for both @LFC and his country. He may be gone but his achievements will always be remembered. RIP Roger.— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) September 28, 2021
Rest in peace, Sir Roger Hunt ❤️ pic.twitter.com/6yvIARXCP9— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) September 28, 2021
Such sad news. A World Cup winner, the second highest goal scorer in Liverpool's history and a lovely man. RIP Roger Hunt. https://t.co/z9PpvwQ8Im— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) September 28, 2021