Ray Wilson, a member of England's World Cup-winning side, has died, aged 83.
At 31, the left-back was the oldest player in Sir Alf Ramsey's starting XI which overcame West Germany 4-2 in the 1966 final at Wembley.
He spent most of his club career at Huddersfield Town before moving to Everton, where he helped the Toffees win the 1966 FA Cup.
Derbyshire-born Wilson, who also played for Oldham and Bradford City, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Ray was a great man and he will be missed by so many people
Sir Bobby Charlton The Terriers said in a statement they were "devastated" to learn of Wilson's death and added: "He was a regular supporter at home matchdays alongside his eldest son Russell despite battling Alzheimer's disease."
Everton also paid tribute to their former player, saying Wilson was "unquestionably one of the finest footballers to wear the royal blue jersey".
Former Toffees boss Joe Royle, who made his Everton debut the year Wilson helped them to FA Cup success, said: "He is a World Cup winner and played in the last England team that had four, maybe five, world-class players. He was certainly one of those.
"He was the best of his kind at the time. And he was a top guy, always there with a smile or a helpful word. I played a few reserve games with Ray and it was like listening to a maestro. He knew his stuff."
Wilson's England team-mate Sir Bobby Charlton also paid tribute to his "close friend".
The 80-year-old said: "Lady Norma and I are deeply saddened by the awful news that Ray has passed away
"We shared some wonderful memories throughout our career and I had the pleasure of being his room-mate. Ray was a great man and he will be missed by so many people."
Another of Wilson's England team-mates, goalkeeper Gordon Banks, described him as "a wonderful guy, on and off the field" and a "world-class player".
"It's very, very sad, horrible news," Banks said.
"He was always one of the lads who wanted to have a laugh in the dressing room and whenever we went out for a drink.
"He was such a wonderful guy, on and off the field.
"As a player, he really was superb. He wasn't a big, strapping guy, but he was so quick.
"He was a world-class player without any question. There were players we just couldn't do without, they were terrific players, and he was one of them."