Sir Alf Ramsey

(1920—1999) footballer and football manager

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British Association footballer who became manager of the national team that won the World Cup in 1966. He was knighted in 1967.

Alf Ramsey began his playing career with Southampton and joined Tottenham Hotspur in 1949, for whom he won championship winners' medals in the second and first divisions (1950 and 1951). He was a stylish full back who played thirty-one times for England. In 1955 he was appointed manager of Ipswich Town and during the next eight years took them from the third to the first division championship. He was team manager of England from 1963 to 1974.

Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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