George Cohen


  • Age77
  • Date of birthSunday 22 October 1939
  • Place of birthKensington

Match Stats

  • Senior Team (37)
    • Played
    • Won
    • Drawn
    • Lost
    • Goals
    • Bookings
    • Dismissals
    • First Match
      v Uruguay, 06/05/1964
    • Last Match
      v Northern Ireland , 22/11/1967


George Cohen, England’s right-back when they won the World Cup in 1966, spent all of his professional career with Fulham. He was born in Kensington, close to Fulham, and played for West London Schools, London Schools and Middlesex Youth before signing for the Craven Cottage club.

In 12 years he featured in more than 400 League matches, mostly in the top division, and was in the team that thrashed Ipswich Town 10-1 on Boxing Day in 1963 – along with other Fulham legends like Haynes, Robson and Mullery.

He managed their Youth Team after a knee injury had forced his retirement as a player and later became the proprietor of a sports goods shop.

An intelligent reader of the game whose speed allowed him to make overlapping sorties, he won the first of his 37 England caps in a Wembley friendly against Uruguay in 1964 when he was 24 years old. England won 2-1 with two Johnny Byrne goals.

In the World Cup-winning season he played in 16 internationals and was an ever-present in the tournament. He also represented England eight times at Under-23 level and the Football League four times.
  • George Cohen 


    26 Days To Go


    England hero George Cohen was 26 when he lifted the famed trophy.