England World Cup legend Roger Hunt left over £500,000 to family in his will

    ENGLAND World Cup winner Roger Hunt left more than half a million pounds to his family.

    The former Liverpool striker, 83, who died last September, bequeathed his £539,110 fortune to second wife Rowan.

    England World Cup winner and former Liverpool player Roger Hunt left more than half a million pounds to his family

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    England World Cup winner and former Liverpool player Roger Hunt left more than half a million pounds to his familyCredit: Alamy
    Sir Geoff Hurst often credited Hunt’s quick ­celebration of the controversial third goal in the final’s 4-2 victory over West Germany for convincing the referee to allow it

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    Sir Geoff Hurst often credited Hunt’s quick ­celebration of the controversial third goal in the final’s 4-2 victory over West Germany for convincing the referee to allow itCredit: PA:Press Association

    Roger scored 18 goals in 34 games for his country, including three during England’s glorious 1966 World Cup campaign

    He was part of the strike pairing alongside final hat-trick hero Geoff Hurst.

    Sir Geoff often credited Hunt’s quick ­celebration of the controversial third goal in the final’s 4-2 victory over West Germany for convincing the referee to allow it.

    Coming from a family that ran a haulage business, he played for non-league Stockton Heath – now Warrington Town – before he was signed by the Reds in 1959.

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    A disciplined player, he was booked just twice in his career and was appointed MBE in 2000.

    He was buried in Glazebury, Lancs, where he was born and was ­living when he died.

    He married his first wife Patricia in 1959 and they had two children David and Julie, before later marrying Rowan.

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