ROGER Hunt – Golborne's great footballing son – has died.

The England 1966 World Cup winner, who started his career with Stockton Heath (now known as Warrington Town), died peacefully at home on Monday following a long illness.

A prolific striker, Hunt, a former student of Leigh Grammar School, remains Liverpool's record league goalscorer having struck 244 times in an 11-and-a-half year stint at Anfield.

His tally of 285 goals overall for the club was a record until it was broken by Ian Rush in 1992.

He was also part of the England squad that won the 1966 World Cup on home soil, scoring three times during the tournament and starting the final against West Germany.

Overall, he scored 18 times in an England shirt having won 34 caps.

However, his first break in the game came at Stockton Heath with whom he came to the attention of Liverpool, who signed him in July 1958.

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