Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed club legend Martin Peters has passed away at the age of 76.
Peters scored in England’s 1966 World Cup final victory over West Germany and also played for West Ham, Tottenham, Norwich and Sheffield United during his career.
He joined West Ham at the age of 15, spent 11 years with the club until he became Britain’s first £200,000 player in a move to Tottenham in 1970.
It was previously revealed that Peters had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease since 2016 (Independent).
A statement on the West Ham official website on behalf if his family revealed that Peters had passed away peacefully at 4am this morning in his sleep.
The former midfielder made 260 first team appearances, scoring 76 goals in Tottenham colours and helped the club to win the League Cup on two occasions and also lifted the UEFA Cup following an all-English final against Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1972.
Our thoughts are with Martin’s family at this sad time.
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