Roger Hunt: 1938-2021

Former Wanderers striker and World Cup winner Roger Hunt has died at the age of 83.

Hunt was part of the England team that won the World Cup in 1966 and scored 18 times in 34 appearances for his country.

At club level he became a legendary figure at Liverpool, helping the Merseyside club twice win the First Division title and the FA Cup in 1964/65.

Liverpool’s record league goalscorer and second highest scorer of all time with 285 goals in 492 appearances, Hunt then joined Wanderers in December, 1969.

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Signed by the iconic figure of Nat Lofthouse, Hunt spent three seasons at Burnden Park where he finished his prolific career.

Despite finishing as top scorer in the 1970/71 season, Hunt couldn’t prevent Wanderers being relegated to the old Third Division at the end of that season.

Nevertheless, his stay at Wanderers ended with an impressive strike-rate of 24 goals in 76 league appearances.

Born near Warrington, Hunt was a Wanderers' supporter and remained a welcome visitor to the University of Bolton Stadium throughout his life.

He was a special guest of the club and given a special presentation on his 80th birthday and his passing will be marked at Saturday's home game against Shrewsbury Town.

The thoughts of everyone at Wanderers are with his family and friends at this sad time.

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