New Zealand football legend Steve Sumner kicks the pail
Steve Sumner, All Whites veteran and head of the celebrated far and wide 1982 World Cup gather, has passed away at 61 years of age.
Sumner was resolved to have a powerful kind of prostate tumor in September of 2015 and proceeded to twist up unmistakably a limit supporter for men’s prosperity.
The ambushing midfielder was most prestigious for his impact on the 1982 All Whites side which transformed into the first to ever possess all the necessary qualities for the FIFA World Cup finals, its most intense player at the opposition in Spain in the midst of what got the opportunity to be particularly one of New Zealand’s most celebrated and famous waving endeavors.
His worldwide calling joined a record 105 appearances in the region of 1976 and 1988 for New Zealand, in the midst of which time he scored 22 targets.
Sumner was an establishment of football in Canterbury, playing 147 beguilements for Christchurch United over a seven year cross. He later had a great time brief extends in Australia with West Adelaide and moreover English club Newcastle United.
Sumner was conceded the FIFA Order of Merit at a capacity going before the 2010 World Cup, and in 2016 got the New Zealand Order of Merit for his organizations to football.