Former England, Chelsea And Manchester United Midfielder Ray Wilkins Dies Aged 61
Ray Wilkins Dies Aged 61 After Former England, Chelsea And Manchester United Midfielder Was Admitted To Hospital Following Cardiac Arrest
Ray Wilkins is dead at 61! He had been hospitalized after he had a cardiac arrest which led to a fall. He was admitted in hospital towards the end of last week. A statement from the PFA read:
‘It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we have learnt that former England midfielder Ray Wilkins has passed away, aged 61. ‘The thoughts and condolences of everyone at the PFA are with his family and friends.’
His former clubs Chelsea, Manchester United and AC Milan paid tribute. The former England captain will be remembered for his days at Chelsea where he started his senior career in 1973 and remained until 1979. He returned to the club as caretaker manager and as an assistant. Wilkins was also in Man Utd for five years from 1979 during which time he won the 1983 FA Cup.
During his playing career, he represented England 84 times including at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups. He captained his country 10 times and scored three goals.
Ray Wilkins also played for Paris St Germain, Rangers, QPR, Crystal Palace, Wycombe Wanderers, Hibernian, Millwall and Leyton Orient.
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Former England Captain, Ray Wilkins Dies Aged 61
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