Argentinian Guillermo Stabile, who scored in the first FIFA World Cup Final at Uruguay 1930, died in late December 1966 at the age of 61.
Stabile was actually handed his international debut at the tournament in Uruguay and immediately made an impact, scoring a hat-trick in a 6-3 thrashing of Mexico.
Argentina went on to beat Chile and the United States before facing the host nation in the final. Uruguay may have run out 4-2 victors thanks to goals from Pablo Dorado, Pedro Cea, Santos Iriarte and Hector Castro, but Stabile's place in the history books was firmly secure.
His eight-goal haul made him the first Golden Boot winner, although, bizarrely, he never played for his country again.