|Full name||Sir Alf Ramsey|
|Date of birth||22 January 1920|
|Place of birth||Dagenham, Essex, England|
|Date of death||28 April 1999(aged 79)|
|Place of death||Ipswich, Suffolk, England|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defender (retired)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
(Sir) 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 | change source]
|1949-50||Tottenham Hotspur||Second Division||41||4|
International career statistics[change | change source]
|England national team|
References[change | change source]
- Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Alf Ramsey". www.national-football-teams.com.