‘Footballing immortality’: Gary Lineker leads tributes to England World Cup hero George Cohen

Current Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper David Stockdale spent six years at Fulham earlier in his career and also tweeted his sadness at Cohen’s passing, with the World Cup-winner referred to by players and media as an “absolute gentleman”, a “legend” and a “hero” of the English game.

A one-club man, Cohen is one of the Cottagers’ greatest ever players, having played 459 times from 1956 to 1969.

A club statement read: “Everyone at Fulham Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our greatest ever players – and gentlemen – George Cohen MBE.”

Cohen’s career was cut short by a knee injury when he was just 29 years old, though only three players Fulham’s history have represented the club more: Johnny Haynes (658), Eddie Lowe (511) and Les Barrett (491).


Away from his career in football, Cohen was a campaigner and fundraiser for research into cancer, which claimed the life of his 1966 team-mate and captain Bobby Moore, and into dementia which affected a number of the team in their later years.

Cohen said in 2017 he would be donating his brain for scientific research upon his death.

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