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4 hours ago, The Old Crem said:

Did you just edit wiki? As that has just been added to his page. 


Why does that matter?

 

Loads of us on here are Wiki editors. It’s not exactly a secret or a big reveal.

 

No need to try and “out” people on here by their Wiki users. It’s not appropriate. Mind your own business.

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7 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Why does that matter?

 

Loads of us on here are Wiki editors. It’s not exactly a secret or a big reveal.

 

No need to try and “out” people on here by their Wiki users. It’s not appropriate. Mind your own business.

You are getting ruder and ruder every day. Is everything ok?

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15 hours ago, Octopus of Odstock said:

Just an aside to confirm Jimmy Binning died in the 1990's - https://blantyreproject.com/2019/06/ian-jimmy-binning-footballer/ so Ian McMillan is the only surviving member of the squad, albeit he didn't travel.

 

*snip*

 


This is a weird case.

Every site online refers to him as "Ian "Jimmy" Binning" but his birth certificate says James Binning. Born 1922 in Blantyre.

The confusion over his birth year arises from the fact that there was a John Binning born in 1927 in Blantyre. Whoever that man was he died in Glasgow around 2004.

Scotland's People confirms the footballer died in Airdrie in 1991, aged 68.

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1 hour ago, The Old Crem said:

Reuters

I think that is a QO or can be turned into one. 

Oh yeah, already up on the Daily Mail site.

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So 1954 FIFA World Cup winning team survivors are gone and now is updated.

Last surviv[or(s)/ing] (and still living) footballers of winning teams between 1954 1958 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, Terry Paine, Ian Callaghan, George Eastham (6 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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There are now less than 20 remaining players from the 1954 World Cup.

 

A bit of research has found Marcel Mauron, thought to be the last Swiss survivor, died in 1998. (I've updated Wikipedia). Looks like Park Jae-Seung died in 2015, so he was the last Korean survivor.

 

Alfredo Torres of Mexico IS still going, but only just - at 90 years of age, he is 'delicate'.

 

https://thenewstrace.com/pistache-torres-legend-of-atlas-left-the-hospital-after-being-reported-as-delicate/193766/

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But in good news - there's a recent interview with Manuel Munoz from the 1950 World Cup - where he confirms team-mate Andre Prieto is also still alive. Munoz is a fair shout of the 4 remaining to be the last standing.

https://www.latercera.com/el-deportivo/noticia/manuel-colo-colo-munoz-hubiera-sido-una-verguenza-llevar-mi-apodo-a-la-b/HITUEIBYSFA2FIQRS4CBRVRIQ4/

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21 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Oh yeah, already up on the Daily Mail site.

Do you have a link? I can't see it.

The Reuters link does not work with "uk" in front.

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9 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

Do you have a link? I can't see it.

The Reuters link does not work with "uk" in front.

Mail

Its an AP wires Obit. But the Mail have also posted the Reuters copy on their own website as well. 

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Thanks, I've occasionally had problems seeing the Daily Mail wire obits.

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8 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

Thanks, I've occasionally had problems seeing the Daily Mail wire obits.

It seems that people have to search for them on the Daily Mail website. It is not showing up via Google. 

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4 hours ago, Deathrace said:

How many survivors are there from the 1950, 1954 and 1958 World Cups? 

 

4 1950 confirmed. Possible there's another 2 around but I doubt it.

 

17 1954 - at least 11 are definitely alive. I have doubts about 2 Turks (Bolatli and Dincer) and one Uruguayan (Souto)

 

55 1958 - most of whom are definitely still alive. Only a handful of hmmms

 

106 1962 but some of those are questionable but I'm sure will be filtered out as the years progress.

 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Octopus of Odstock said:

 

4 1950 confirmed. Possible there's another 2 around but I doubt it.

 

17 1954 - at least 11 are definitely alive. I have doubts about 2 Turks (Bolatli and Dincer) and one Uruguayan (Souto)

 

55 1958 - most of whom are definitely still alive. Only a handful of hmmms

 

106 1962 but some of those are questionable but I'm sure will be filtered out as the years progress.

 

 

 

If I can guess who are these players: I'll highlight those whom I'm not sure

 

1950

Mexico
Antonio Carbajal

 

Chile
Manuel Muñoz
Andrés Prieto

 

Paraguay
Darío Jara Saguier

 

1954
Mexico

Antonio Carbajal
Ranulfo Cortes
Sergio Bravo

Alfredo Torres

 

France
François Remetter

 

Turkey
Rıdvan Bolatlı
Burhan Sargun
Şükrü Ersoy
Mehmet Dinçer
Naci Erdem
Akgün Kaçmaz
Coşkun Taş

 

Uruguay
Jose Santamaria
Roberto Leopardi
Rafael Souto
Omar Méndez

 

Scotland
Ian McMillan

 

Italy
Carlo Galli      
Gino Pivatelli

 

1958
Argentina
Jose Sanfilippo
Alfredo Rojas
David Acevedo
Norberto Boggio
Osvaldo Héctor Cruz

 

Germany
Hermann Nuber
Karl-Heinz Schnellinger
Uwe Seeler

 

Northern Ireland
Billy Bingham
Peter McParland
Bobby Trainor

 

Czechoslovakia
Gustáv Mráz
Jiří Čadek
Milan Dvořák
Václav Hovorka
Titus Buberník
Adolf Scherer

 

France

François Remetter
Just Fontaine
Dominique Colonna
Robert Mouynet
Bernard Chiarelli
Maryan Wisniewski

 

Yugoslavia
Radivoje Ognjanović

 

Paraguay
José Aveiro
Luis Gini
Salvador Villalba

 

Sweden
Kurt Hamrin
Reino Börjesson
Owe Ohlsson

 

Wales
Terry Medwin
Cliff Jones
Trevor Edwards
George Baker

 

Hungary
Máté Fenyvesi
Zoltán Friedmanszky
Mihály Vasas

 

Mexico

Antonio Carbajal
José Villegas
Crescencio Gutiérrez
Enrique Sesma
Jesús del Muro

 

Brazil
Pele
Mário Zagallo
Dino Sani
Moacir Claudino Pinto
José Altafini
Pepe

 

Soviet Union
Nikita Simonyan

 

England
Colin McDonald
Tommy Banks
Bryan Douglas
Maurice Norman
Bobby Charlton

 

Austria
Ernst Kozlicek
Hans Buzek

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Not quite: Here's the complete list:

 

(Walter Beerli is one of those from 1950 who I can't prove is dead but I doubt is alive)

 

1950 World Cup – 4 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)

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


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

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

 

 

1954 survivors –17  Definitely all dead: Yugoslavia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, Brazil, England, Austria, West Germany, Switzerland, South Korea


France
No......Pos......Player...........................DoB/Age........................................................Caps.......Club
1........1GK.....François Remetter.......(1928-08-08)8 August 1928 (aged 25)..........4..............FC Metz

Mexico
No......Pos......Player.....................DoB/Age........................................................Caps.......Club
1........1GK.....Antonio Carbajal....(1929-06-07)7 June 1929 (aged 25)..............11...........FC León
7........4FW....Alfredo Torres.........(1931-05-31)31 May 1931 (aged 23)............3.............Atlas


Turkey
No......Pos......Player...................DoB/Age........................................................Caps.......Club
2.......2DF......Rıdvan Bolatlı........(1928-12-02)2 December 1928 (aged 25).....2............MKE Ankaragücü SK
10.....4FW.....Burhan Sargun.....(1929-02-11)11 February 1929 (aged 25).....5............Fenerbahçe SK
12.....1GK.....Şükrü Ersoy..........(1934-01-14)14 January 1934 (aged 20).......3............Vefa SK

15.....3MF.....Mehmet Dinçer......(1933-02-20)20 February 1933 (aged 21).....0...........Fenerbahçe SK
17.....2DF.....Naci Erdem............(1931-01-28)28 January 1931 (aged 23).......0...........Fenerbahçe SK
18.....2DF.....Kaçmaz Akgün.......(1935-02-19)19 February 1935 (aged 19).....1..........MKE Ankaragücü SK
22.....4FW....Coşkun Taş............(1935-04-23)23 April 1935 (aged 19)............2..........MKE Ankaragücü SK

Uruguay
No......Pos......Player...................DoB/Age........................................................Caps.......Club
2........2DF.....José Santamaría...(1929-07-31)31 July 1929 (aged 24)............3.............Nacional
6........3MF....Roberto Leopardi...(1933-07-19)19 July 1933 (aged 20)............3.............Nacional
18......4FW...Rafael Souto..........(1930-10-24)24 October 1930 (aged 23).......4...........Nacional

20......4FW...Omar Méndez.........(1934-08-07)7 August 1934 (aged 19)..........3...........Nacional

Scotland
No......Pos......Player.......................DoB/Age........................................................Caps.......Club
22.....4FW....Ian McMillan*...............(1931-03-18)18 March 1931 (aged 23)........3............Airdrieonians

Only 13 members of the squad actually travelled. McMillan was not required to travel and stayed at home.

 

Italy
No......Pos......Player.......................DoB/Age........................................................Caps.......Club
9........4FW....Carlo Galli.................(1931-03-06)6 March 1931 (aged 23)...........2.............Roma
18......3MF....Gino Pivatelli.............(1933-03-27)27 March 1933 (aged 21)..........0............Bologna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958 –53 survivors - Definitely all dead: Scotland
West Germany
No......Pos.......Player..............................DoB/Age
12......4FW......Uwe Seeler.....................(1936-11-05)5 November 1936 (aged 21)
17......2DF.......Karl-Heinz Schnellinger...(1939-03-31)31 March 1939 (aged 19)
20......2DF.......Hermann Nuber*.............(1935-10-10)10 October 1935 (aged 22)
Did not travel to Sweden.

 

Northern Ireland
No.......Pos.......Player...........................DoB/Age
7.........4FW.....Billy Bingham................(1931-08-05)5 August 1931 (aged 26)
11.......4FW.....Peter McParland...........(1934-04-25)25 April 1934 (aged 24)
22.......4FW.....Bobby Trainor*..............Unknown


Czechoslovakia
No.......Pos.......Player...........................DoB/Age
2.........2DF.......Gustav Mráz.................(1934-09-11)11 September 1934 (aged 23)
3.........3MF......Jiří Čadek......................(1935-12-07)7 December 1935 (aged 22)
8.........4FW.....Milan Dvořák.................(1934-11-19)19 November 1934 (aged 23)
17.......2DF.....Titus Buberník................(1933-10-12)12 October 1933 (aged 24)
18.......3MF.....Adolf Scherer..................(1938-05-05)5 May 1938 (aged 20)


Argentina
No.......Pos.......Player...........................DoB/Age
10......4FW......Alfredo Rojas................(1937-02-20)20 February 1937 (aged 21)
15......2DF.......David Acevedo..............(1937-02-20)20 February 1937 (aged 21)
18......4FW......Norberto Boggio............(1931-08-11)11 August 1931 (aged 26)
21......4FW......José Sanfilippo..............(1935-05-04)4 May 1935 (aged 23)
22......4FW......Osvaldo Cruz.................(1931-05-29)29 May 1931 (aged 27)


France
No.......Pos.......Player...........................DoB/Age
2........1GK.......Dominique Colonna......(1928-09-04)4 September 1928 (aged 29)
3........1GK.......François Remetter........(1928-08-08)8 August 1928 (aged 29)
7........2DF.......Robert Mouynet.............(1930-03-25)25 March 1930 (aged 28)
8........3MF.......Bernard Chiarelli............(1934-02-24)24 February 1934 (aged 24)
17......4FW.....Just Fontaine...................(1933-07-18)18 July 1933 (aged 24)
22......4FW.....Maryan Wisnieski.............(1937-02-01)1 February 1937 (aged 21)


Yugoslavia
No.......Pos.......Player...........................DoB/Age
19......4FW.....Radivoje Ognjanović.......(1933-07-01)1 July 1933 (aged 24)

Paraguay
No.......Pos.......Player..........................................DoB/Age
13.......2DF.......Luis Gini......................................(1935-10-31)31 October 1935 (aged 22)
120.......4FW......José Raúl Aveiro..........................(1936-07-18)18 July 1936 (aged 21)

Sweden
No.......Pos.......Player...........................DoB/Age
7.........4FW.....Kurt Hamrin...................(1934-11-19)19 November 1934 (aged 23)
15.......3MF.....Reino Börjesson............(1929-02-04)4 February 1929 (aged 29)

22.......4FW....Ove Olsson....................(1938-08-19)19 August 1938 (aged 19)

Wales
No.......Pos.......Player...........................DoB/Age
7.........4FW......Terry Medwin...............(1932-09-25)25 September 1932 (aged 25)
11.......4FW......Cliff Jones....................(1935-02-07)7 February 1935 (aged 23)
14.......2DF.......Trevor Edwards...........(1937-01-24)24 January 1937 (aged 21)
22.......3MF.......George Baker..............(1934-04-06)6 April 1934 (aged 24)


Hungary
No.......Pos.......Player...........................DoB/Age
17.......4FW.....Mihály Vasas.................1933
19.......4FW.....Zoltán Friedmanszky......Unknown
21.......4FW.....Máté Fenyvesi...............(1933-09-20)20 September 1933 (aged 24)


Mexico
No.......Pos.......Player..................................DoB/Age
1.........1GK.....Antonio Carbajal (captain)...(1929-06-07)7 June 1929 (aged 29)
2.........2DF.....Jesús del Muro.....................(1937-11-30)30 November 1937 (aged 20)
#4.........2DF.....José Villegas........................(1934-06-20)20 June 1934 (aged 23)
10.......4FW....Crescencio Gutiérrez............(1933-10-26)26 October 1933 (aged 24)


Brazil
No.......Pos.......Player......................................DoB/Age
5.........3MF.....Dino Sani...................................(1932-05-23)23 May 1932 (aged 26)
7.........4FW....Mário Zagallo.............................(1931-08-09)9 August 1931 (aged 26)
10.......4FW....Pelé...........................................(1940-10-23)23 October 1940 (aged 17)
13.......3MF.....Moacir.........................................(1936-05-18)18 May 1936 (aged 22)
18.......4FW....Mazzola.......................................(1938-07-24)24 July 1938 (aged 19)
22.......4FW....Pepe............................................(1935-02-25)25 February 1935 (aged 23)


Soviet Union
No.......Pos.......Player......................................DoB/Age
9.........4FW......Nikita Simonyan (captain)........(1926-10-12)12 October 1926 (aged 31)

England
No.......Pos.......Player......................................DoB/Age
1.........1GK......Colin McDonald.......................(1930-10-15)15 October 1930 (aged 27)
3.........2DF.......Tommy Banks..........................(1929-11-10)10 November 1929 (aged 28)
7.........4FW......Bryan Douglas........................(1934-05-27)27 May 1934 (aged 24)
16.......2DF......Maurice Norman.......................(1934-05-08)8 May 1934 (aged 24)
20.......3MF......Bobby Charlton........................(1937-10-11)11 October 1937 (aged 20)


Austria
No.......Pos.......Player......................................DoB/Age
9.........4FW.....Hans Buzek..............................(1938-05-22)22 May 1938 (aged 20)
17.......3MF......Ernst Kozlicek..........................(1931-01-27)27 January 1931 (aged 27)

 

1962 – 106 survivors

Soviet Union

9              MF           Nikolai Manoshin    6 March 1938 (aged 24)

11            MF           Yozhef Sabo            1 March 1940 (aged 22)

 

Yugoslavia

1              GK           Milutin Šoškić         31 December 1937 (aged 24)

11            FW          Josip Skoblar           12 March 1941 (aged 21)

15            MF           Željko Matuš           9 August 1935 (aged 26)

19            GK           Mirko Stojanović     11 June 1939 (aged 22)

21            FW          Nikola Stipić            18 December 1937 (aged 24)

 

Uruguay

4              DF            Omar Méndez         11 May 1938 (aged 24)

7              FW          Domingo Pérez       7 June 1936 (aged 25)

8              MF           Julio César Cortés    29 March 1941 (aged 21)

12            GK           Luis Maidana          24 February 1934 (aged 28)

14            DF            Rubén Soria            23 January 1935 (aged 27)

16            DF            Rubén González      17 July 1939 (aged 22)

18            MF           Ronald Langón        6 August 1939 (aged 22)

22            FW          Guillermo Escalada 24 April 1936 (aged 26)

 

Colombia

2              GK           Achito Vivas            1 March 1934 (aged 28)

10            MF           Rolando Serrano     13 November 1938 (aged 23)

12            MF           Hernando Tovar      7 June 1938 (aged 23)           

18            FW          Eusebio Escobar      2 July 1936 (aged 25)             

22            FW          Jairo Arias               2 November 1938 (aged 23)

 

West Germany

3              DF            Karl-Heinz Schnellinger          31 March 1939 (aged 23)      

4              DF            Willi Schulz             4 October 1938 (aged 23)     

5              DF            Leo Wilden              3 July 1936 (aged 25)             

7              MF           Willi Koslowski        17 February 1937 (aged 25)

9              FW          Uwe Seeler             5 November 1936 (aged 25)

15            MF           Willi Giesemann     2 September 1937 (aged 24)

18            MF           Günther Herrmann 1 September 1939 (aged 22)

22            GK           Wolfgang Fahrian   31 May 1941 (aged 20)

 

Chile

2              DF            Luis Eyzaguirre        22 June 1939 (aged 22)

4              DF            Sergio Navarro        20 November 1936 (aged 25)

8              MF           Jorge Toro               10 January 1939 (aged 23)

11            FW          Leonel Sánchez       25 April 1936 (aged 26)         

12            GK           Adán Godoy            26 November 1936 (aged 25)

16            DF            Humberto Cruz       6 December 1934 (aged 27)

19            FW          Braulio Musso         24 May 1937 (aged 25)          

22            GK           Manuel Astorga      16 March 1943 (aged 19)

 

Italy

1              GK           Lorenzo Buffon (captain)        19 December 1929 (aged 32)

2              DF            Giacomo Losi          9 November 1935 (aged 26)  

6              MF           Giovanni Trapattoni                17 March 1939 (aged 23)

8              FW          Humberto Maschio 20 February 1933 (aged 29)

9              FW          José Altafini            24 July 1938 (aged 23)

11            FW          Giampaolo Menichelli            29 June 1938 (aged 23)

13            GK           Enrico Albertosi      2 November 1939 (aged 22)  

14            FW          Gianni Rivera          18 August 1943 (aged 18)     

15            FW          Angelo Sormani      3 July 1939 (aged 22)

16            DF            Enzo Robotti           13 June 1935 (aged 26)

 

Switzerland                                                 

9              FW          Roberto Frigerio     16 May 1938 (aged 24)          

10            DF            Fritz Kehl 12 July 1937 (aged 24)

12            FW          Marcel Vonlanthen 8 September 1933 (aged 28)

19            FW          Gilbert Rey              30 October 1930 (aged 31)                   

 

Brazil

10            FW          Pelé         23 October 1940 (aged 21)                   

11            FW          Pepe        25 February 1935 (aged 27)                  

17            MF           Mengálvio               17 December 1939 (aged 22)                

18            FW          Jair da Costa            9 July 1940 (aged 21)

20            FW          Amarildo 29 June 1939 (aged 22)                         

21            FW          Zagallo    9 August 1931 (aged 30)

 

Czechoslovakia

2              DF            Jan Lála   10 September 1936 (aged 25)

7              MF           Jozef Štibrányi         11 April 1940 (aged 22)         

8              FW          Adolf Scherer          5 May 1938 (aged 24)            

11            FW          Josef Jelínek            9 January 1941 (aged 21)

14            FW          Václav Mašek          21 March 1941 (aged 21)

16            DF            Titus Buberník         12 October 1933 (aged 28)

 

Mexico

1              GK           Antonio Carbajal (captain)     7 June 1929 (aged 32)

 2             DF            Jesús del Muro        30 November 1937 (aged 24)                

4              DF            José Villegas           20 June 1934 (aged 27)                         

11            FW          Isidoro Díaz             14 March 1940 (aged 22)

14            MF           Pedro Romero        12 April 1937 (aged 25)                         

15            DF            Ignacio Jáuregui      31 July 1938 (aged 23)                           

16            MF           Salvador Farfán      22 June 1932 (aged 29)                         

18            FW          Alfredo Hernández 18 June 1935 (aged 26)

21            FW          Alberto Baeza         6 December 1938 (aged 23)

 

Spain

1              GK           José Araquistáin     4 March 1937 (aged 25)        

2              GK           Salvador Sadurní     3 April 1941 (aged 21)           

3              GK           Carmelo  6 December 1930 (aged 31)                  

4              FW          Enrique Collar         2 November 1934 (aged 27)  

                FW          Francisco Gento      21 October 1933 (aged 28)

16            DF            Severino Reija         25 November 1938 (aged 23)

17            DF            Rodri       8 March 1934 (aged 28)         0             

18            MF           Adelardo 26 September 1939 (aged 22)               

19            DF            José Santamaría     31 July 1929 (aged 32)           

21            FW          Luis Suárez              2 May 1935 (aged 27)            

 

Hungary

3              DF            Kálmán Mészöly      16 July 1941 (aged 20)

11            FW          Máté Fenyvesi        20 September 1933 (aged 28)

17            FW          Gyula Rákosi           9 October 1938 (aged 23))

20            FW          László Bödör            17 August 1933 (aged 28)     

21            GK           Antal Szentmihályi  3 June 1937 (aged 24)

 

England

1              FW          Bobby Charlton       11 October 1937 (aged 24)

15            DF            Maurice Norman    8 May 1934 (aged 28)

17            MF           Bryan Douglas         27 May 1934 (aged 28)          

19            FW          Alan Peacock           29 October 1937 (aged 24).

20            MF           George Eastham     23 September 1936 (aged 25)

 

Argentina

5              MF           Federico Sacchi       9 August 1936 (aged 25)                       

6              DF            Raúl Páez 26 May 1937 (aged 25)

9              FW          Marcelo Pagani       19 August 1941 (aged 20)                     

10            FW          José Sanfilippo        4 May 1935 (aged 27)

14            DF            Alberto Mariotti      23 August 1935 (aged 26)

16            MF           Antonio Rattín        16 May 1937 (aged 25)                          

20            FW          Juan Carlos Oleniak 4 March 1942 (aged 20)                        

21            MF           Ramón Abeledo      29 April 1937 (aged 25)                         

22            FW          Alberto González    21 August 1941 (aged 20)

 

Bulgaria

4              MF           Stoyan Kitov            27 August 1938 (aged 23)     

5              DF            Dimitar Kostov        26 July 1936 (aged 25)

8              DF            Dimitar Dimov         13 December 1937 (aged 24)

1              FW          Dimitar Yakimov     12 July 1941 (aged 20)           

12            DF            Dobromir Zhechev  12 November 1942 (aged 19)

22            FW          Georgi Nikolov        1 May 1931 (aged 31)

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I wonder how many will Q/O. All the English ones will think and I suspect most likely for the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish ones. From the rest of the world Pele and Seeler will but who else? 

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1 hour ago, The Old Crem said:

I wonder how many will Q/O. All the English ones will think and I suspect most likely for the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish ones. From the rest of the world Pele and Seeler will but who else? 

Just Fontaine is a certainty. As is Giovanni Trappatoni for his managerial exploits. Lorenzo Buffon (due to being related to Gianluigi Buffon), Gianni Rivera (both football and politics) and Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (played in the 1966 World Cup final) are all possibles. 

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1 hour ago, The Old Crem said:

I wonder how many will Q/O. All the English ones will think and I suspect most likely for the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish ones. From the rest of the world Pele and Seeler will but who else? 

 

I assume Mario Zagallo, Giovanni Trappatoni, Gianni Rivera, Just Fontaine, Francisco Gento and Luis Suarez will, all for different reasons. And maybe Kurt Hamrin will, too.

I can see Lorenzo Buffon getting one if he dies when his cousin Gianluigi is still a player.

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It's a bit weird that some of the biggest names from World football from the late 50s/early 60s (Pele, Seeler, Fontaine, Charlton, Gento etc) are still going when a lot of the biggest names from the late 70s/80s (Cruyff, Rossi, Maradona etc) are no more. 

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7 hours ago, whoismakoto said:

If I can guess who are these players: I'll highlight those whom I'm not sure

 

1954
Mexico


Ranulfo Cortes
Sergio Bravo

 

1958
Czechoslovakia
Václav Hovorka

 

Paraguay
Salvador Villalba

 

Hungary
Máté Fenyvesi
Zoltán Friedmanszky
Mihály Vasas

 

Mexico

Enrique Sesma
 

Soviet Union
Nikita Simonyan

 

 

Your list intrigued me, so I've gone back and looked at the differences.

 

I hadn't seen Aputkhin's page on Wikipedia had been updated that he died in 2003, so thanks for that. I'll update my records and edit my post.

I was also wondering why you didn't include Bencsics of Hungary and then I found this... https://www.magyarfutball.hu/hu/szemelyek/adatlap/108/bencsics_jozsef which I will update on Wikipedia. Thanks for this!

 

Ranulfo Cortes died in 2000. Bravo I don't think I've found a date of death but I saw another report that referred to someone else or a few players as "the last surviving". Bravo wasn't on either list.

 

Hovorka died 14th October 1996 (on numerous websites including Czech Wiki - https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A1clav_Hovorka)

 

I can't find my records of why I removed Sesma and Villalba currently but I think in the latter case, it is similiar to the Bolivian's of 1950. There's no evidence they're dead, but equally there's no evidence of them alive.

 

 

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17 hours ago, Deathrace said:

It's a bit weird that some of the biggest names from World football from the late 50s/early 60s (Pele, Seeler, Fontaine, Charlton, Gento etc) are still going when a lot of the biggest names from the late 70s/80s (Cruyff, Rossi, Maradona etc) are no more. 

Partly due to a certain white powdery substance that was in abundance to the more modern players........

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