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Football stars turn out for Ray Wilkins memorial

Roy Hodgson and Gareth Southgate, England coaches past and present, were also at the service at St Luke’s and Christ Church in Chelsea.

Wilkins earned 84 England caps, 10 of them as captain, making him the 14th most capped England player of all time.

England Manager, Gareth Southgate arrives ahead of the memorial
Image:England manager Gareth Southgate paid his respects

He died at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south London, following a heart attack in April, aged 61.

Football stars turn out for Ray Wilkins memorial
Football stars turn out for Ray Wilkins memorial

In a glittering playing career, the midfielder turned out for 11 different clubs and was on the coaching staff of several more.

Current Chelsea manager Antonio Conte outside the church
Image:Current Chelsea manager Antonio Conte also attended

Born in Hillingdon in Middlesex in 1956, he is most commonly associated with Chelsea, where he worked his way through the ranks, making his debut against Norwich aged 17 in 1973.

Wilkins also had spells at Manchester United, AC Milan and Rangers, and latterly worked as a pundit for Sky Sports and talkSPORT.

Ray Wilkins playing for England in 1984
Image:Wilkins earned 84 England caps

He won the FA Cup with Manchester United in 1983 and the Scottish title with Rangers in 1989.

Wilkins leaves behind his wife, Jackie, and children, Jade and Ross.

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