England’s world-cup winning team of 1966 is the country’s proudest moment by far in football history, and sadly Ron Springett, a member of that winning side, has passed away at the age of 80 following a short illness.
Springett began a successful career at QPR in 1953, before moving up north to Sheffield Wednesday in 1958, where he made 384 appearances in his time there.
The goalkeeper made his England debut the following year and started every game at the Chile world cup in 1966, where his nation reached the Quarter Final.
Springett made 147 appearances for QPR over two spells, where he started his career.
The former England ‘keeper was instrumental in Wednesday’s promotion to the top flight in 1959, and took part in their 3-2 defeat to Everton in the FA Cup Final.
A year later, Springett moved back to QPR in a deal which saw his brother and fellow ‘keeper Peter Springett move in the opposite direction before retiring in 1968.
In 2009, Springett received a winner’s medal at Downing Street along with his fellow non-playing staff as a reward for being in the 1966 World Cup Squad.
Finally, we would like to pay our respects and offer our condolences to Roy Springett’s family and friends.