West Ham legend Martin Peters.

Sir Bobby Charlton pays tribute to Martin Peters

Everybody at Manchester United is saddened by the news that Martin Peters has died and, in tribute, club ambassador Sir Bobby Charlton has written this statement about his former England team-mate...

“It was with incredible sadness that Lady Norma and I heard the news about Martin this evening.

“Obviously, we shared one of the greatest days of our lives at Wembley in 1966 and the fact Martin is one of only two Englishman to have scored in a World Cup final gives him a special place in England’s history of the game.

The 1966 England squad.
Martin Peters (front row, furthest left) and Sir Bobby famously won the World Cup together in 1966.
“Beyond that, for West Ham and Tottenham, he was an opponent to be respected and admired.

“He was a fantastic footballer. Sir Alf Ramsey said Martin was 10 years ahead of his time with the way he played the game and there is an element of truth to that. 

“But as a team-mate he was someone I could trust completely to do his job and I am proud to have shared that great day with him.

“Our thoughts are with his wife, Kathy, and their family at this very sad time.”

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