World Cup winner Martin Peters dies aged 76

Former West Ham and Tottenham midfielder Martin Peters, who scored England's second goal in the 1966 final against West Germany, has died aged 76 following a long battle against Alzheimer's disease.

Peters, whose death was announced by West Ham, was part of the Hammers trio of captain Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst, who scored a hat-trick in the 4-2 victory at Wembley, in Sir Alf Ramsey's side.

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West Ham United celebrate with the European Cup Winners' Cup after their 2-0 win: (back row, l-r) Alan Sealey, Martin Peters, Bobby Moore (with cup), Geoff Hurst, John Sissons and Ken Brown. (Front row, l-r) Brian Dear, Ronnie Boyce and Jack Burkett.
England's Terry Paine (l) and Martin Peters (r) who will play against Mexico, during training at Vale Farm Sports Ground.
England's Martin Peter's (l) watches teammate Bobby Charlton compete for a header.
England players celebrate reaching the World Cup Final after their 2-1 win: (l-r) Bobby Charlton, Alan Ball, Roger Hunt, Jack Charlton, Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters (behind), Gordon Banks, George Cohen, Nobby Stiles, Bobby Moore, Ray Wilson
The England team to play Portugal in the World Cup semi final: (back row, l-r) trainer Harold Shepherdson, George Cohen, Martin Peters, Gordon Banks, Alan Ball, Bobby Moore, Nobby Stiles; (front row, l-r) Bobby Charlton, Roger Hunt, Geoff Hurst, Ray Wilson, Jack Charlton
(L-R) England's Martin Peters, George Cohen, Jack Charlton, Bobby Moore, Ray Wilson and Bobby Charlton parade the Jules Rimet trophy around Wembley following their 4-2 victory
The two teams line up before the match: (l-r) West Germany's Horst-Dieter Hottges, Wolfgang Overath, Siggi Held, Helmut Haller, Wolfgang Weber, Lothar Emmerich, Willi Schulz, Franz Beckenbauer, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, Hans Tilkowski and Uwe Seeler, linesman Tofik Bakhramov, referee Gottfried Dienst, linesman Karol Galba, England's Bobby Moore, George Cohen, Alan Ball, Gordon Banks, Roger Hunt, Ray Wilson, Nobby Stiles, Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters, Jack Charlton
England's Martin Peters celebrates scoring his team's second goal as teammate Geoff Hurst (l) runs to congratulate him
West Ham United and England's World Cup heroes show off the Jules Rimet trophy at the reception given by ITV for the World Champions: (l-r) goalscorer Martin Peters, captain Bobby Moore and hat trick hero Geoff Hurst
Martin Peters, England
West Ham United's World Cup winning trio of Martin Peters (l), Bobby Moore (c) and Geoff Hurst (r) show off three trophies they garnered for their play during the World Cup to a group of excited youngsters
Martin Peters, West Ham United
England's Geoff Hurst (l) smashes the ball past Northern Ireland's Terry Neil (c) to score the opening goal, watched by teammate Martin Peters (r)
PA NEWS PHOTO 1968 THE ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM WHICH BEAT WALES AT CARDIFF. (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT BACK ROW) ALAN MULLERY, KEITH NEWTON, JACK CHARLTON, GORDON BANKS, GEORGE COHEN, BOBBY MOORE, BOBBY CHARLTON. (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT FRONT ROW) ROGER HUNT, ALAN BALL, GEOFF HURST AND MARTIN PETERS
West Ham's Martin Peters (left), Bobby Moore (centre) and Geoff Hurst get the feel of Tartan Turf, the new all-weather playing surface on which they will play in the United States.
England and Tottenham Hotspur players Martin Peters (left) and Allan Mullery with a fleet of Ford Cortinas
Tottenham Hotspur celebrate with the League Cup after their 2-0 victory: (back row, l-r) Martin Chivers, Peter Collins, Martin Peters, Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, ?, Bill Nicholson, Jimmy Pearce, Phil Beal; (front row, l-r) Alan Gilzean, Steve Perryman, Jimmy Neighbour, Alan Mullery, Cyril Knowles
Tottenham Hotspur line up before the match: (l-r) Alan Mullery, Martin Peters, Steve Perryman, Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Peter Collins, Jimmy Neighbour, Alan Gilzean
England's Martin Chivers, Ralph Coates and Martin Peters take a break from training
Tottenham Hotspur captain Alan Mullery holds on to the UEFA Cup as he is carried shoulder-high by teammates Mike England (third l) and Pat Jennings (fourth r). Also celebrating victory are (l-r) Ralph Coates, Alan Gilzean, Martin Peters, Joe Kinnear, Cyril Knowles and Martin Chivers
(L-R) Tottenham Hotspur's Martin Peters and Cyril Knowles parade the League Cup on their lap of honour
Martin Peters, England
England's Emlyn Hughes (l) passes the ball forward, watched by Scotland's Billy Bremner (r) and teammate Martin Peters (l)
Members of the England football squad (from left to right) Allan Clarke, Mike Summerbee, Alan Ball, Bobby Moore and Martin Peters leaving Heathrow for Poland where they will play a World Cup qualifying match.
England's Martin Peters (c) walks out before the match
Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson (c) catches a cross under pressure from Tottenham Hotspur's Martin Peters (r), watched by teammate Bob McNab (front) and Tottenham Hotspur's Alan Mullery (l)
Martin Peters (left), recalled to the England side for the home international against Scotland at Hampden Park, Glasgow, finds "caretaker" manager Joe Mercer in cheerful mood at the Kilmarnock ground. On the right is Frank Worthington.
Martin Peters, Norwich City
1966 World Cup Soccer stars England's Martin Peters (right) and Germany's Siegfried Held get their heads together over a soccer related question during the recording of Radio Five Live quiz to go on air the eve of World Cup 1998. (The ball is 1989 World Cup replica). Photo by Rebecca Naden/PA.
(L-R) Martin Peters and Sir Geoff Hurst at Wembley Stadium in London, to unveil the latest Royal Mail Millennium Stamp. The stamp pays tribute to the late Bobby Moore and England's historic World Cup victory in 1966. * The stamp features an illustration of the then England captain, Bobby Moore holding aloft the Jules Rimet Trophy at Wembley Stadium, when England won the World Cup.
Sir Geoff Hurst (left) and Martin Peters, with a replica of the 1966 world cup, say farewell to Wembley, on the eve of the final match to be played there, which happens to be an England v Germany clash repeating the fixture of the 1966 World Cup Final. * in which both played a key part in England's infamous win.
Sir Geoff Hurst the hat-trick scoring hero of the 1966 World Cup final and the other goal scorer Martin Peters (R), with a replica trophy at the launch of the National Lottery Instants scratchcard game 'Game of Two Halves' in central London. * ... on the 35th anniversary of their famous victory over West Germany .
Former England world cup winner Martin Peters unveils the new England away kit, at the Science Museum, London, as part of the Science of Sport exhibition.
General view of the "Champions" statue located at the top of Green Street not far from Upton Park. This features Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters and Ray Wilson holding Bobby Moore aloft.
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Renowned as being the complete midfielder, Peters was good in the air, able to cross with either foot and possessed great movement, being able to drift into goal-scoring positions unnoticed by his markers which would later see him nicknamed 'The Ghost'.

His England manager, Alf Ramsey once described him as being "10 years ahead of his time."

Peters came through the West Ham academy, having signed as an apprentice in 1959 and went on to help the east London club win the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1965.

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