Man United and England Great Nobby Stiles Dies

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Manchester United and England footballing great Nobby Stiles has died at the age of 78 after battling a long illness.

The World Cup winner had prostate cancer and advanced dementia and had been fighting both for years.

 

Nobby is the seventh 1966 world cup final starter to die after Gordon Banks, Alan Ball, Bobby Moore, Ray Wilson, Jack Charlton and Martin Peters.

Stiles won 28 caps for his national side with his biggest achievements coming against Portugal and Germany in the 1966 World Cup that England went onto win with Nobby being a focal part of that.

 

For United, he made just shy of 400 appearances spanning over 11 years before moving onto Middlesborough and Preston North End.

He retired in 1975 after a career packed with gold and glory. His legacy will live on forever in both Man United and England history.

Everyone at Flying Pig United offer their thoughts to family and friends at this difficult time.

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