On Saturday, his family announced that former Ipswich and England striker Paul Marina had passed away at the age of 68.
The sailors who won the FA Cup in 1978 and the UEFA Cup in 1981 with Ipswich have been fighting brain cancer. His family said in a statement: “We regret to inform you that after a brief battle with brain cancer, Paul passed away peacefully on July 9th in the company of his family.”
Former Premier League Iraq Puswich, currently playing in the English Football League, pays tribute to his former amulet. We were shocked by the death of the 68-year-old city legend Paul Mariner. At this sad moment, everyone in #itfc is with Paul’s family and friends,” the club said in a tweet.
Mariner scored 13 times for England — including in the opening 3-1 win over France at the 1982 World Cup.
“We’re sad to have learned that Paul Mariner, who made 35 appearances for the #ThreeLions, has passed away at the age of 68,” tweeted the England team.
“Mariner represented England between 1977 and 1985, scoring 13 goals. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family, friends, and former clubs.”