1966 World Cup winner Nobby Stiles passes away
At the age of 78, England World Cup winner and former Manchester United player Nobby Stiles has been confirmed dead.
This was confirmed by the Stiles’ family, that the former defensive midfielder passed away on Friday after succumbing to his long-term illness.
This was confirmed in a statement released by the family: “The Stiles family are sad to announce that Nobby Stiles passed away peacefully today surrounded by his family after a long illness.
“The family kindly ask for privacy at this sad time.”
During his time, the former defensive midfielder was able to earn himself 28 caps for the Three Lions and played a pivotal part in the squad that won the FIFA World Cup in 1966, which odds was placed on by usa casinos back then.
Not long after, he played a major role for Manchester United as they became the first English club to win the European Cup two years after lifting the World Cup.
He registered 395 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions in his 11-year spell with the English club before opting to move to Middlesbrough and Preston North End, where he spent two seasons each, he went on to hang his boots in 1975.
The Old Trafford outfit wrote on the website: “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Nobby Stiles MBE.
“An integral part of our first-ever European Cup-winning side, Nobby was a titan of the club’s history, cherished for his heart and personality on and off the pitch. He will be sorely missed by us all.”
England national team Twitter account wrote on their page: “We’re incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Nobby Stiles, a key member of our World Cup-winning squad, at the age of 78. All of our thoughts are with Nobby’s loved ones.”
On international levels, the ages footballer was able to win the 1966 FIFA World Cup and three British Home Championship titles. In his football career, he was able to lift two First Division titles, two FA Charity Shield titles, and one European Cup, jeux casino placed odds on every single tournament to help the fans.
On 22 July 1977, Stiles returned to Preston as a manager, he spent four years with the club before moving to Canadian club Vancouver Whitecaps, where he also spent three years. He returned to England to coach West Bromwich Albion before moving back to Old Trafford to join the club as a youth-team manager.
He was said to be responsible for the United’s outstanding success throughout the 1990s, having groom talented players like Nicky Butt, Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil Neville, and David Beckham.
Stiles was handed his MBE alongside Alan Ball, Roger Hunt, Ray Wilson, and George Cohen which was given by the Queen for his services to football.
Former Three Lions player Gary Lineker so made a tribute to Stiles on his social media writing: “Saddened to hear that Nobby Stiles has passed away.
“Another of our 1966 World Cup-winning heroes leaves us. He had a heart that was even bigger than the gap in his teeth. RIP Nobby.”