The England football community has been thrown into mourning as former striker who scored 13 goals for the Three Lions Paul Mariner has passed away at the age of 68.
The sensational footballer began his professional career with Plymouth Argyle and also played for Arsenal and Portsmouth.
During his time in the national team, Mariner who had eyes for goals found the back of the net 13 times in 35 appearances for the Three Lions.
The statement from the family said:
“We regretfully inform you that Paul passed away peacefully on 9 July surrounded by his family, after a brief battle with brain cancer.
“We would like to thank all the people who came to see him through his illness for their support and the messages that were sent to him; they meant a great deal to him and us.
“A special thank you must go to the NHS and the unbelievable care that he received when he most needed it and for that we, as a family, will be forever in your debt.”
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