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RIP. I really thought Boniperti would be the last living player from WC50 to die. Now I hope it will be Carbajal, he is honestly the only legendary name from that competition still hanging with us.

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Luis del Sol, a member of the Spain squads at the 1962 and 1966 World Cups dead at 86.

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Paul Mariner from England's 1982 squad dead at 68 according to multiple Twitter sources including former team mate Gordon Hill. 

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RIP Paul Mariner, legendary player for Arsenal and England. Also, my grandfather supervised his birth, as his local GP in the Bolton area in the 1950s.

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3 hours ago, Deathrace said:

Paul Mariner from England's 1982 squad dead at 68 according to multiple Twitter sources including former team mate Gordon Hill. 

 

I always got him and shite ref Andre Mariner muddled up.  Had me hoping for a minute

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On 18/06/2020 at 23:06, Octopus of Odstock said:

Updated lists. Numbers going down relatively rapidly from a few years ago. People highlighted in red are those I'm 99% certain are still alive.

 

1950 World Cup – 6 survivors

MexicoPlayerDoB/Age
1Antonio Carbajal(1929-06-07)7 June 1929 (aged 21)

ChilePlayerDoB/ Age
9Manuel Muñoz(1928-04-28)28 April 1928 (aged 22)
12Andrés Prieto(1928-12-19)19 December 1928 (aged 21)

ItalyPlayerDoB/Age
8Giampiero Boniperti(1928-07-04)4 July 1928 (aged 21)
-2Attilio Giovannini(1924-07-30)30 July 1924 (aged 25)


ParaguayPlayerDoB/Age
9Darío Saguier(1926-09-11)11 September 1926 (aged 23)


Definitely all dead: Brazil, Uruguay, Spain, Sweden, England, USA

 

Believed all dead (but no information to confirm); Bolivia, Switzerland, Yugoslavia


Giovannini appears to have died off radar back in February 2005 in the States.

EUFootball is the source but FamilySearch and Ancestry tend to confirm it. Perfect matching record here. Died in New Fairfield, Connecticut aged 80.

Means that Boniperti was the last living Italian player from FIFA 1950 before his death last month.

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3 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Giovannini appears to have died off radar back in February 2005 in the States.

EUFootball is the source but FamilySearch and Ancestry tend to confirm it. Perfect matching record here. Died in New Fairfield, Connecticut aged 80.

Means that Boniperti was the last living Italian player from FIFA 1950 before his death last month.

 

Indeed. It was myself who discovered it and updated Wiki just days before Boniperti passed. If you look at the edit history and then the other things I be done you'll see they have a theme ...

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Antonio de la Torre Villalpando, who was in the Mexico squad for the 1978 WC in Argentina is dead aged 69.

 

44 caps and one goal for the defender, who played for El Tri between 1972 and 1978.

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Update after today's death of Gerd Mueller.

Last surviv[or(s)/ing] (and still living) footballers of winning teams between 1954 and 1986:
1954 - Horst Eckel
1958 - Dino Sani, Mario Zagallo, Pele, Moacir, Jose "Mazzola" Altafini, Pepe (6 of 22)
1962 - Pele, Pepe, Mengalvio, Jair da Costa, Amarildo, Maro Zagallo (6 of 22)
1966 - George Cohen, Jimmy Greaves, Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst, Ron Flowers, Terry Paine, Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt, George Eastham (9 of 22)
1970 - Brito, Piazza, Clodoaldo, Jairzinho, Gerson, Tostao, Pele, Rivellino, Ado, Roberto, Baldocchi, Caju, Edu, Dario, Ze Maria, Leao (16 of 22)
1974 - Gerd Mueller became the 2nd footballer of the winning team after Heinz Flohe
1978 - three footballers (Ruben Galvan, Rene Houseman & Leopoldo Luque) are dead
1982 - only two footballers (Gaetano Scirea & Paolo Rossi) are dead
1986 - three footballers (Jose Luis Brown, Jose Luis Cuciuffo, Diego Maradona) are dead

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1 hour ago, P94 said:

Update after today's death of Gerd Mueller.

Last surviv[or(s)/ing] (and still living) footballers of winning teams between 1954 and 1986:
1954 - Horst Eckel
1958 - Dino Sani, Mario Zagallo, Pele, Moacir, Jose "Mazzola" Altafini, Pepe (6 of 22)
1962 - Pele, Pepe, Mengalvio, Jair da Costa, Amarildo, Maro Zagallo (6 of 22)
1966 - George Cohen, Jimmy Greaves, Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst, Ron Flowers, Terry Paine, Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt, George Eastham (9 of 22)
1970 - Brito, Piazza, Clodoaldo, Jairzinho, Gerson, Tostao, Pele, Rivellino, Ado, Roberto, Baldocchi, Caju, Edu, Dario, Ze Maria, Leao (16 of 22)
1974 - Gerd Mueller became the 2nd footballer of the winning team after Heinz Flohe
1978 - only two footballers (Ruben Galvan & Rene Houseman) are dead
1982 - only two footballers (Gaetano Scirea & Paolo Rossi) are dead
1986 - three footballers (Jose Luis Brown, Jose Luis Cuciuffo, Diego Maradona) are dead

 

1978 Leopoldo Luque.

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1 hour ago, Octopus of Odstock said:

Wilfred van Moer, one of Belgium's best strikers and a rare beast in that he played in the 1970 & 1882 World Cups has died https://new.in-24.com/sport/soccer/amp/151934

Playing in the 1882 World Cup would make him an extremely rare beast 

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19 minutes ago, Deathrace said:

Playing in the 1882 World Cup would make him an extremely rare beast 

:lol::facepalm:

 

1982, of course. He wasn't, as far as one is aware, a time traveller.

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Francesco Morini, five-time scudetto winner with Juventus who played in all of Italy's games at the 1974 World Cup, dead at 77.

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On 23/09/2020 at 14:13, msc said:

Updated after 4 years, the living finalists:

...

1978

Argentina 11-10 Holland

 

Ubaldo Fillol (b. 1950), Jorge Olguin (b. 1952), Luis Galvan (b. 1948), Daniel Passarella (b. 1953), Alberto Tarantini (b. 1955), Americo Gallego (b. 1955), Osvaldo Ardiles (b. 1952), Mario Kempes (b. 1954), Daniel Bertoni (b. 1955), Oscar Alberto Ortiz (b. 1953), Leopoldo Luque (b. 1949)

Jan Jongbloed (b. 1940), Ruud Krol (b. 1949), Wim Jansen (b. 1946), Johan Neeskens (b. 1951), Arie Haan (b. 1948), Rene van de Kerkhof (b. 1951), Johnny Rep (b. 1951), Ernie Brandts (b. 1956), Jan Poortvliet (b. 1955), Wily van de Kerkhof (b. 1951)

Subs – Omar Larrosa, (b. 1947)

...

https://www.lequipe.fr/Football/Actualites/L-ancien-gardien-argentin-ubaldo-fillol-hospitalise/1281925

In hospital with covid.

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Update after today's death of Jimmy Greaves.

Last surviv[or(s)/ing] (and still living) footballers of winning teams between 1954 and 1986:
1954 - Horst Eckel
1958 - Dino Sani, Mario Zagallo, Pele, Moacir, Jose "Mazzola" Altafini, Pepe (6 of 22)
1962 - Pele, Pepe, Mengalvio, Jair da Costa, Amarildo, Maro Zagallo (6 of 22)
1966 - George Cohen, Jimmy Greaves, Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst, Ron Flowers, Terry Paine, Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt, George Eastham (8 of 22)
1970 - Brito, Piazza, Clodoaldo, Jairzinho, Gerson, Tostao, Pele, Rivellino, Ado, Roberto, Baldocchi, Caju, Edu, Dario, Ze Maria, Leao (16 of 22)
1974 - only two footballers (Gerd Mueller & Heinz Flohe) are dead
1978 - three footballers (Ruben Galvan, Rene Houseman & Leopoldo Luque) are dead
1982 - only two footballers (Gaetano Scirea & Paolo Rossi) are dead
1986 - three footballers (Jose Luis Brown, Jose Luis Cuciuffo, Diego Maradona) are dead

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Italian midfielder Romano Fogli, who played one match at the 1966 World Cup - the infamous loss to North Korea - dead at 83.

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Pak Doo-ik is likely the only NK footballer who will get extensive coverage on NK media after his death. The little commie who slayed a giant.

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Update after recent death of Roger Hunt.

Last surviv[or(s)/ing] (and still living) footballers of winning teams between 1954 and 1986:
1954 - Horst Eckel
1958 - Dino Sani, Mario Zagallo, Pele, Moacir, Jose "Mazzola" Altafini, Pepe (6 of 22)
1962 - Pele, Pepe, Mengalvio, Jair da Costa, Amarildo, Maro Zagallo (6 of 22)
1966 - George Cohen, Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst, Ron Flowers, Terry Paine, Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt, George Eastham (7 of 22)
1970 - Brito, Piazza, Clodoaldo, Jairzinho, Gerson, Tostao, Pele, Rivellino, Ado, Roberto, Baldocchi, Caju, Edu, Dario, Ze Maria, Leao (16 of 22)
1974 - only two footballers (Gerd Mueller & Heinz Flohe) are dead
1978 - three footballers (Ruben Galvan, Rene Houseman & Leopoldo Luque) are dead
1982 - only two footballers (Gaetano Scirea & Paolo Rossi) are dead
1986 - three footballers (Jose Luis Brown, Jose Luis Cuciuffo, Diego Maradona) are dead

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On 26/11/2020 at 19:06, drol said:

Carlos Bilardo not told about Maradona's death.

Carlos Bilardo still doesn't know about Maradona's death - this article however, tells us that Bilardo is suffering from Hakim-Adams syndrome, i.e. pressure on the brain causing occasional, but reversible, dementia. While that doesn't sound terminal, he has consistenly been in poor health apparently:

https://www.liberoquotidiano.it/news/sport/28854622/carlos-bilardo-dramma-mister-maradona-morto-malattia-come-campa-oggi-ex-ct-argentina.html

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José Luis Lamadrid, a member of the 1954 World Cup squad for Mexico, dead aged 91.

Edited to add that he played in both of Mexico's matches at the tournament, a 2-0 defeat to Brazil and a 3-2 loss to France.

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