ROGER Hunt - Warrington's greatest footballing son - has passed away.

The 1966 World Cup winner, who started his career with Stockton Heath (now known as Warrington Town), died peacefully at home on Monday following a long illness.

A prolific striker, Hunt remains Liverpool's record league goalscorer having struck 244 times in an 11-and-a-half year stint at Anfield.

> The story of Roger Hunt's rise to Liverpool and England greatness

His tally of 285 goals overall for the club was a record until it was broken by Ian Rush in 1992.

He was also part of the England squad that won the 1966 World Cup on home soil, scoring three times during the tournament and starting the final against West Germany.

Overall, he scored 18 times in an England shirt having won 34 caps.

However, his first break in the game came at Stockton Heath with whom he came to the attention of Liverpool, who signed him in July 1958.

Warrington Town have confirmed a minute's silence in Hunt's memory will be held before their home game against Basford United this evening.

> Read chairman Toby Macormac's tribute to their former player here

> Read more tributes to Roger Hunt from social media here

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