Martin Peters

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Martin Peters Pencil Portrait
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Martin Peters was a key figure in England’s 1966 World Cup side, and a footballer of such intelligence and sophistication that his manager Alf Ramsey, hailed him as _“10 years ahead of his time.”

His general awareness of the play around him, his refined technique and his brisk opportunism were supreme assets that also took him to the 1970 World Cup finals and won him various honours with West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur in the 1960s and 70s.

The 1966 World Cup winner passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 76 in the early hours of Saturday 21 December 2019, following a long and courageous battle with dementia. At the time, he was the fifth member of English football’s greatest-ever team to be sadly lost – along with Alan Ball, Ray Wilson, Gordon Banks and his fellow West Ham Academy hero and great friend, Bobby Moore.

Three years before his untimely passing, his daughter Leanne had spoken for the first time of her father’s battle with Alzheimer’s. Acutely aware that her father had not attended any of the 50th anniversary World Cup celebrations, she told the “Sunday Mirror” ‘Dad hasn’t been to any of the 1966 celebration dinners so far. We had to pull him out. The stress was too much,’ before adding, ‘he doesn’t really understand it any more’.

‘His Alzheimer’s is getting advanced. Sometimes he can’t remember my name,’ she said. ‘That’s one of the most painful things. Of course we cry sometimes, but not in front of dad.‘We don’t talk about it in front of him either. He wouldn’t admit he has dementia. If we say that to him he says ‘there’s nothing wrong with me’.

Leann admitted she still took her father to West Ham games – the club he played for more than 300 times from 1959 to 1970. ‘Every time we pass the statue of him with Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst, he points to it and tells us that it’s him,’ she said. ‘The minute he climbs the steps to his seat, he turns back into our dad. He sings I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles and waves to the crowd.’