Huddersfield Town will wear their new Ray Wilson third kit for the first time in Tuesday’s English Football League Cup first-round tie at Shrewsbury Town.
The Puma-produced red shirt and white shorts are to honour the England World Cup-winning left-back, who began his career at the club.
They are, of course, the colours worn when England beat West Germany 4-2 after extra time at Wembley in the famous 1966 final.
Sadly Wilson, now 81 and living in the Colne Valley, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
If any supporter buys a replica red shirt and has ‘Wilson 66’ added to the back, Town will donate the £10 cost of the letters and numbers to an Alzheimer’s charity.
Wilson, who was born in Shirebrook, near Mansfield, and joined Town full-time at 18, made 283 appearances for the club as well as winning 63 England caps, 30 while at Leeds Road.
Four of his Town games came in the League Cup.
He joined Everton in June 1964, when Town received £25,000 plus Republic of Ireland international Mick Meagan, who was to feature when Town reached the League Cup semi-finals, still their best run in the competition, in 1967-68.
Town will also wear the red kit, which includes the Covonia logo across the front, in Saturday’s first away Championship match at Newcastle United.