In 2016, it was revealed that Peters had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. “I remember thinking, ‘Hell, it’s coming to me!’ ” From six yards out Peters volleyed it into the net to make it 2-1 to England with 13 minutes to play of the 1966 World Cup final. You can unsubscribe at any time. He is survived by his wife Maria, 7 daughters, 5 sons, 2 sisters, 1 brother and their families. We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details. Peters joins team-mates in holding England captain Bobby Moore aloft. He was predeceased by 1 daughter, 1 son, 1 sister and 1 brother. A statement on the West Ham website from the Peters family said: It is with profound sadness that we announce that Martin passed away peacefully in his sleep at 4.00am this morning. The thoughts of everyone at the Club are with his family and friends at this difficult time. During his career, Peters made 724 Football League appearances, scoring 175 times - for England he notched 20 times and won 67 caps. Hurst led the tributes: "Today is a very sad day for football & for me personally Martin Peters was one of the all time greats & a close friend and colleague of mine for in excess of 50 years.

Registered in England No. 894646. West Ham and England legend Martin Peters has died aged 76 after a three year battle with Alzheimer's disease. English football is in mourning as Martin Peters has passed away aged 76. Martin W. Peters Jr. Martin W. Peters Jr., age 76, passed away June 29, 2019. ", When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. The West German defender Horst-Dieter Höttges stuck out a leg and the ball shot into the air. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Along with the World Cup, England's only triumph to date, he lifted the European Cup-Winners' Cup with West Ham, and the League Cup, twice, and UEFA Cup with Spurs. He was born August 9, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan. Peters and Spurs team-mates win the Football League Cup Final against Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium in 1971. Peters became the English game’s first £200,000 man when he moved across London to Tottenham in 1970 in the deal that took Jimmy Greaves the other way.

After Nicholson retired, Peters moved again, this time to Norwich City in 1975. The West Ham United legend was part of Alf Ramsey’s side that won the 1966 World Cup on home soil, and scored in the 4-2 final win over West Germany. Please, The subscription details associated with this account need to be updated. Please. An English sporting icon and a lovely man who'll be sadly missed. Funeral For: Martin Peters Funeral Date: October 7, 2017 Martin Peters, 65, of New Bothwell formerly of Paraguay, passed away Tuesday, October 3rd at Bethesda Hospital.

Peters famously scored for England in the 1966 World Cup final - as the Three Lions beat West Germany 4-2 at Wembley. Peters, far right, with England and West Ham colleagues Geoff Hurst and Bobby Moore.

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One of our World Cup winning heroes. here. England World Cup winner Martin Peters has passed away at the age of 76, his family have confirmed. A great player and a true gentleman.

Peters was famously described Sir Alf Ramsey as ‘10 years ahead of his time’. Peters celebrates World Cup glory alongside captain Bobby Moore. ", England's official Twitter account said: "We’re deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Martin Peters MBE, scorer of the Three Lions' second goal in the 1966 World Cup final, at the age of 76. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Our.

He only appeared for the Blades 24 times before taking over as manager from Harry Haslam in 1981 with the side in deep relegation trouble. "A beloved husband, dad and grandad, and a kind, gentle and private man, we are devastated by his loss but so very proud of all that he achieved and comforted by the many happy memories we shared. Peters scored 100 goals in 364 for the Hammers. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. A statue near West Ham’s former home at Upton Park commemorates the role that he and fellow Hammers Geoff Hurst and Bobby Moore played in the ’66 triumph. It was the end of his time in the game - apart from a spell as a director back at Tottenham - and he forged a career in insurance. He also played for Norwich and Sheffield United before retiring from professional football in 1981 - having taken charge of the Blades. Peters fires past Hans Tilkowski in the final at Wembley. Monday December 23 2019, 12.01am, The Times. 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He made more than 200 appearances for the Canaries before his final switch to Sheffield United. ", Tottenham posted: "We are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Martin Peters. Peters came through the West Ham academy, having signed as an apprentice in 1959 and went on to help the east London club win the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1965. “It was the most extraordinary moment, like being struck by lightning. Martin Peters was lurking. “A beloved husband, dad and grandad, and a kind, gentle and private man, we are devastated by his loss but so very proud of all that he achieved and comforted by the many happy memories we shared. He was predeceased by 1 daughter, 1 son, 1 sister and 1 brother. Geoff Hurst drove the ball towards goal. Peters and West Ham team-mates celebrate with the European Cup Winners' Cup after their 2-0 win over TSV Munich 1860. "A fellow World cup final goalscorer & my West Ham partner for years along with Bobby Moore RIP old friend. In the 78th minute, Peters scored, but. “We will be making no further comment and kindly ask that the privacy of our family is respected at this extremely difficult time.”.

The midfielder was also famed for being the first £200,000 players, when he transferred from the Hammers to Tottenham. Martin Peters obituary Cultured World Cup-winning midfielder who shied away from publicity but resented being overshadowed by his team-mates. Funeral For: Martin Peters Funeral Date: October 7, 2017 Martin Peters, 65, of New Bothwell formerly of Paraguay, passed away Tuesday, October 3rd at Bethesda Hospital.

"We will be making no further comment and kindly ask that the privacy of our family is respected at this extremely difficult time.”. Peters’ playing days ended with a season - in central defence - for non-league Gorleston before he hung up his boots in 1983. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Unfortunately he was unable to stop Sheffield United slipping into the old Fourth Division for the first time in its history, and he resigned. Peter scored 100 goals in 364 first team appearances for West Ham. Are you sure you want to delete this comment?

Peters during an international match between England and Wales in 1971. “For a second I couldn’t take it all in,” the lanky, fresh-faced Peters recalled. A statement from Peters’ family read: “It is with profound sadness that we announce that Martin passed away peacefully in his sleep at 4.00am this morning. Marty was a hard worker, spending 35 years with Ford Motor Co. as an automation machine operator prior to his retirement in 1998. Peters celebrates after putting England 2-1 in front with just 12 minutes remaining in normal time. Peters poses with his gold presentation set to commemorate the squad's unique acheivement in 2006, 40 years on from the World Cup triumph. Here is Robert Martin Peters’s obituary. He was capped 67 times by England, also representing his country at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. Our thoughts are with Martin’s family and friends at this difficult time. #RIPMartin. Peters celebrates in the back of the net after scoring for West Ham against Liverpool in 1968. Peters and Spurs team-mates win the League Cup in 1971. Martin Peters scored in England's 1966 World Cup final victory over West Germany and also played for West Ham, Tottenham, Norwich and Sheffield United He is survived by his wife Maria, 7 daughters, 5 sons, 2 sisters, 1 brother and their families. Blackpool confirm tragic passing of former striker and director Tom White; Peters' 11-year tenure at West Ham started when he was just a 15-year-old apprentice in … As well as winning the game’s greatest prize - and becoming only one of two Englishmen to have scored in a World Cup final - Peters also won the European Cup Winners’ Cup with West Ham at Wembley the previous summer.

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