George Cohen

George Cohen

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  • Fulham Legend
  • Awarded The MBE In The 2000 New Years Honours List

George Cohen was born in Kensington on the 22nd October 1939.

George spent his entire playing career with Fulham after turning pro with his local club in October 1956.

George made his debut at Craven Cottage the following March, losing 2-1 to Liverpool, and helped the London club to promotion to the top flight in 1958-59 when they finished runners-up to Sheffield Wednesday in the old Second Division.

Cohen made his debut for England in a 2-1 win against Uruguay at Wembley in May 1964 and missed just five of the next 41 internationals.

Unfortunately, by the time of the 1970 World Cup an injury sustained while playing for Fulham had forced England’s World Cup-winning right-back into retirement.

Cohen, one of only three members of Alf Ramsey’s ’66 side that never played in an FA Cup final (along with Martin Peters and Nobby Stiles), was awarded the MBE in the 2000 New Years Honours List.