Martin Peters in the UK was called nothing less than “great.” He died at the age of 76. He was one of the best players in the history of West Ham United.
The athlete’s family said that Martin Peters died in the morning.
“A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, and a kind, gentle and private man, we are devastated by his loss, but very proud of all he has achieved and comforted by the many happy memories we have shared,” the footballer’s relatives appealed to the media, asking for privacy and an opportunity to get through difficult times.
Football player Jeff Hurst wrote about Peters ‘ death on his Twitter page.
“Today is a very sad day for football & me Martin Peters was one of the all-time greats & a close friend and colleague of mine for more than 50 years. A fellow World cup final goalscorer & my West Ham partner for years along with Bobby Moore RIP old friend,” it said.
Martin Peters was born on 8 November 1943 in London. He started playing football at the professional level in 1959. His first club was West ham United. The potential of the young athlete was able to see the coach of the English national team, Alf Ramsey. In May 1966, he put a rookie in the main squad when the team at Wembley Stadium came up against the Yugoslav national team. Rates were met: England won with a score of 2:0.
Later, Peters was included in the national team, which was to go to the World Cup. His teammates were the legendary Geoffrey Hurst and Bobby Moore. These players secured England’s first World Cup victory. Mart Peters ended his football career in the winter of 1981.