Alf Ramsey

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Sir Alf Ramsey
Alf Ramsey Statue.jpg
Alf Ramsey
Personal information
Full name Sir Alf Ramsey
Date of birth 22 January 1920(1920-01-22)
Place of birth Dagenham, Essex, England
Date of death 28 April 1999(1999-04-28) (aged 79)
Place of death Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1943-1949
1949-1955
Southampton
Tottenham Hotspur
National team
1948-1954 England
Teams managed
1955-1963
1963-1974
1977-1978
Ipswich Town
England
Birmingham City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alf Ramsey (22 January 1920 - 28 April 1999) was an English footballer and football manager. He was born in 1920 and played for Southampton F.C. and Tottenham Hotspur F.C. He also played for the England national football team 32 times and scored three goals. Alf Ramsey was in charge of Ipswich Town F.C. for nearly ten years, Ipswich are the only team to win the First Division title in their first season in the top division. Ramsey then became manager of the England team. He was manager when England beat Germany 4–2 in the World Cup final at Wembley Stadium. He is the only England manager to win a World Cup.

In recognition of his achievement in leading England to victory in the World Cup Alf Ramsey was knighted in 1967.

He died of a heart attack.

In tribute to Ramsey, Ipswich Town F.C. commissioned a life-size statue of him which is positioned directly in front of Portman Road (home ground of Ipswich Town F.C.).

Club career statistics[change | edit source]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
England League
1946-47 Southampton Second Division 23 1
1947-48 42 5
1948-49 25 2
1949-50 Tottenham Hotspur Second Division 41 4
1950-51 First Division 40 4
1951-52 38 5
1952-53 37 6
1953-54 37 2
1954-55 33 3
Country England 316 32
Total 316 32

International career statistics[change | edit source]

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England national team
Year Apps Goals
1948 1 0
1949 1 0
1950 9 0
1951 7 1
1952 7 0
1953 7 2
Total 32 3

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