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West Ham legend Peter Brabrook dies

Peter Brabrook passed away aged 79 after a short illness Photo: West Ham United

West Ham great Peter Brabrook has died aged 79 after a short illness.

The 1964 FA Cup winner and England international winger passed away on Saturday.

Born in Greenwich in November 1937, he spent the early part of his career with Chelsea, helping the Blues to win the Football League title as an 18-year-old in 1955. He made his debut with the Hammers in 1962, and went on to make 215 appearances with the club, scoring 43 goals across six seasons.

In his most successful season with the Club in 1963/64, he scored a career-high of 12 goals - including two against Charlton Athletic and Leyton Orient helping West Ham to the FA Cup Final.

After leaving the club in 1968 and finishing his playing career with Romford and Leyton Orient, he returned to West Ham's Academy of Football where he scouted and coached players including Joe Cole, Michael Carrick and Frank Lampard Jr.

Today the club paid tribute to him, calling him a 'beloved' member of the team.

West Ham United has been left deeply saddened by the passing of Hammers great Peter Brabrook.

A friendly, approachable and hugely knowledgeable figure beloved by his teammates, colleagues and supporters alike, the 1958 FIFA World Cup finalist will be sorely missed by everyone at the Club and the football world as a whole.

– West Ham United spokesperson

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