Ray Wilson was not only a World Cup winner with England in 1966 - he was hailed by many as the finest left-back in the world.
Wilson brought strength in the tackle, positional awareness and dependable distribution to Alf Ramsey's side, qualities acclaimed by England's captain, the late Bobby Moore, in his autobiography.
"It was a comfort to play alongside him," wrote Moore. "He was a fiery little fellow who would stand up to all the pressure. He always looked good."
Wilson, at 31 the oldest member of the team, handed West Germany the opening goal in the Final at Wembley, heading Siggi Held's cross straight to Helmut Haller who shot low past Gordon Banks. But he went on to play a key role in England's famous 4-2 victory and figured in one of the enduring post-match images - Moore being hoisted aloft with the trophy.
"Nearly all the other players were celebrating around the pitch and they needed someone to help lift Bobby," said the normally reserved Wilson. "Otherwise I would not have been there, believe me."
Just weeks before that triumph, Wilson helped his new club Everton beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 in The FA Cup Final, having moved from Huddersfield for a £40,000 fee.
He won the first of his 63 caps against Scotland in 1960 and his last against the USSR in 1968. Wilson, awarded an MBE in 2000, also played for Oldham and Bradford. After retiring, he became an undertaker in Huddersfield.