Roger Hunt (1938-2021)

  • September 28, 2021 | By Chris Mann
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Former Bolton Wanderers forward Roger Hunt has passed away at the age of 83.

Born in Glazebury on July 20, 1938, Hunt began his career at Liverpool, whom he joined soon after his 20th birthday in 1958.

He made his senior debut in September 1959, scoring against Scunthorpe United in a Second Division fixture at Anfield, and would go on to represent the Reds for another decade.

He would win the Second Division, First Division, FA Cup and Charity Shield during his stay at the club, before completing a move to Bolton in 1969.

Hunt would spend the next three seasons at Burnden Park, scoring 25 goals in 85 appearances, before calling time on his career following the conclusion of the 1971/72 campaign when the Trotters finished 7th in the Third Division.

Adding to a successful club career, Hunt would also win 34 caps for England and was part of the squad that won the 1966 World Cup with victory over West Germany at Wembley Stadium.

Everybody at Burnden Aces and the extended Bolton Wanderers family would like to send their condolences to Roger's family at this difficult time.

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