The widow and children of World Cup 1966 winner Nobby Stiles have donated his brain to science to research sports-related dementia.
Ex-Manchester United star Stiles, who won 28 England caps, died aged 78 last October after being stricken with Alzheimer’s. Now his family have revealed they donated his brain for a specialist autopsy by the Glasgow Brain Injury Research Group.
They - along with Dr Judith Gates, wife of dementia-stricken Middlesbrough defender Bill - are now urging other ex-players with dementia to sign up for brain donation.
Nobby’s widow Kay Stiles - sister to Leeds United legend Johnny Giles - said: “We had briefly spoken about the donation of Nobby’s brain during his illness. “But it is a very hard thing to think aboutRead more on mirror.co.uk