Former England goalkeeper Bert Williams dies at 93
Former England GK Bert Williams, who played in shock loss to US at 1950 World Cup, dies at 93
Associated Press
2014-01-19 10:42 PM

WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) -- Former England goalkeeper Bert Williams has died at the age of 93.

Williams' death was announced Sunday on the website of his former club Wolverhampton Wanderers. No cause of death was given.

Williams earned one of 24 England caps in the World Cup game against the United States in Belo Horizonte, Brazil when Joe Gaetjens scored a first-half goal against him to secure a 1-0 win. In the U.S. media, it was labeled the "Miracle on Grass."

When he played in a 2-0 victory over Italy in 1949, the Italians nicknamed him "The Cat" for his spectacular saves.

Williams was the oldest-living England international player.

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