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Alf Ramsey

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British footballer who later on managed the British nationwide football team from 1963 to 1974, and oversaw their win from the 1966 World Glass. In 2002 he was inaugurated in to the British Soccer Hall of Popularity. He was raised in Dagenham, Britain and performed amateur soccer until 1944 when he started to perform professionally using the Tottenham Hotspur group. He was also a Freemason from 1953 until 1981 when he resigned. A few of his memorabilia is usually shown at his aged lodge. He wedded Victoria Welch in 1951. Geoff Hurst was an associate of his 1966 Globe Glass group.

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Full Name Alf Ramsey
Date Of Birth January 22, 1920
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.73 m
Profession Soccer Player
Nationality English, British
Spouse Victoria Ramsey
Star Sign Aquarius

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1He was awarded the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 1967 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to football including the England's 1966 World Cup Triumph.
2Football player who went on to become the most legendary manager in the history of the English game, when he guided England to World Cup victory for the first and only time in 1966. Playing career: Portsmouth FC (amateur) 1940-1943; Southampton FC (amateur) 1943-1944, professional 1944-1949; Tottenham Hotspur FC 1949-1954; won 32 England caps. Managerial career: Eton Manor (part-time) 1954-1955; Ipswich Town FC 1955-1963; England 1963-1974; Birmingham City FC (caretaker) 1977-1978.
3Appointed England manager following his distinguished tenure at Ipswich Town, whom he had taken from Division Three (South) in 1955 to the Division One Championship in 1962.
4Sacked as England Manager in 1974 following the team's failure to qualify for that year's World Cup Finals.
5Knighted in 1967, in honour of his World Cup triumph.
6As a defender at Southampton FC in the immediate postwar years, Ramsey was initially unable to break into the first team thanks to the form of regular right-back Bill Ellerington. Ramsey's big break came when, in January 1947 prior to a 4th round FA Cup-tie away to Newcastle United (on the North Sea coast), Ellerington neglected to wear a jersey when the squad went playing golf (in winter conditions), causing him to be hospitalised with pneumonia for 3 months, and kept out of the first team for 10 months. Ramsey immediately seized the opportunity to prove himself, leading to his first England appearance in December 1948. Although an injury sustained in January 1949 meant that he lost his Southampton and England positions to Ellerington, Ramsey's transfer to Tottenham Hotspur spectacularly revived his career at both levels. One can only wonder how different postwar English football might have been were it not for that moment of self-neglect on the part of one Southampton defender.
7He was awarded the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 1967 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to football including the England's 1966 World Cup Triumph.
8Football player who went on to become the most legendary manager in the history of the English game, when he guided England to World Cup victory for the first and only time in 1966. Playing career: Portsmouth FC (amateur) 1940-1943; Southampton FC (amateur) 1943-1944, professional 1944-1949; Tottenham Hotspur FC 1949-1954; won 32 England caps. Managerial career: Eton Manor (part-time) 1954-1955; Ipswich Town FC 1955-1963; England 1963-1974; Birmingham City FC (caretaker) 1977-1978.
9Appointed England manager following his distinguished tenure at Ipswich Town, whom he had taken from Division Three (South) in 1955 to the Division One Championship in 1962.
10Sacked as England Manager in 1974 following the team's failure to qualify for that year's World Cup Finals.
11Knighted in 1967, in honour of his World Cup triumph.
12As a defender at Southampton FC in the immediate postwar years, Ramsey was initially unable to break into the first team thanks to the form of regular right-back Bill Ellerington. Ramsey's big break came when, in January 1947 prior to a 4th round FA Cup-tie away to Newcastle United (on the North Sea coast), Ellerington neglected to wear a jersey when the squad went playing golf (in winter conditions), causing him to be hospitalised with pneumonia for 3 months, and kept out of the first team for 10 months. Ramsey immediately seized the opportunity to prove himself, leading to his first England appearance in December 1948. Although an injury sustained in January 1949 meant that he lost his Southampton and England positions to Ellerington, Ramsey's transfer to Tottenham Hotspur spectacularly revived his career at both levels. One can only wonder how different postwar English football might have been were it not for that moment of self-neglect on the part of one Southampton defender.


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kicking & Screaming1995TV Series documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life1971-1972TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
World Cup 1966: Alfie's Boys2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wags of '662011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jonathan Meades: Off-Kilter2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The 60s: The Beatles Decade2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Who Stole the World Cup?2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Story of Football2002Video documentaryHimself - 1953 England v Hungary, World Cup Semi-Final 1966, England v Poland 1973 (as Sir Alf Ramsey)
Kicking & Screaming1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Match of the Seventies1995TV SeriesHimself
Soccer's Hard Men1992Video documentaryHimself (as Sir Alf Ramsey)
Summer of '661986TV SeriesHimself
Goal! The World Cup1966DocumentaryHimself

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