Roger Hunter was a member of the England World Cup team in 1966. He won the First Division twice in Liverpool. He has passed away at the age of 83.Hunter played 34 times and scored three goals in all six games of the 1966 Finals.
In the final against West Germany, he partnered with Jeff Hirst, and when Hirst famously and controversially scored from below the crossbar, he was the closest player to the ball. “I thought it crossed the line,” Hunter said.
Among the teams that played for Liverpool in 1958-69, Hunter won the top league titles in 1964 and 1966, and won the FA Cup for two seasons under the leadership of Bill Shankly. Before signing Bolton, he played 492 times for the club and scored 285 goals.
When Hunter joined Liverpool in the second division, his 41 goals in 41 games helped them win the championship in 1962. He became the top scorer for eight consecutive seasons, established a very successful partnership with Ian St. John, and was the club’s leading scorer until his record was broken by Ian Rush.
Hunter won the MBE in 2000, but was called “Sir Roger” by many Liverpool fans in recognition of his achievements.