Ex-England captain Watson has neurodegenerative disease

Dave Watson
Dave Watson played regularly for England in the 1970s and played at the 1980 European Championship

Former England captain Dave Watson has a neurodegenerative disease which his wife Penny believes was most likely brought on by head injuries and repeated heading of the ball.

Watson, 73, won 65 caps and helped Sunderland win the 1973 FA Cup before helping Manchester City to League Cup success three years later.

“Dave has good and bad days,” she said.