Ray Wilkins

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Ray Wilkins
Ray Wilkins 18-10-2008 1.jpg
Wilkins in 2008
Personal information
Full name Raymond Colin Wilkins[1]
Date of birth (1956-09-14)14 September 1956
Place of birth Hillingdon, London, England, U.K.
Date of death 4 April 2018(2018-04-04) (aged 61)
Place of death Tooting, London, England, U.K.
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1979 Chelsea 179 (30)
1979–1984 Manchester United 160 (7)
1984–1987 Milan 73 (2)
1987 Paris Saint-Germain 13 (0)
1987–1989 Rangers 70 (2)
1989–1994 Queens Park Rangers 154 (7)
1994 Crystal Palace 1 (0)
1994–1996 Queens Park Rangers 21 (0)
1996 Wycombe Wanderers 1 (0)
1996–1997 Hibernian 16 (0)
1997 Millwall 3 (0)
1997 Leyton Orient 3 (0)
Total 694 (48)
National team
1976 England U21 1 (0)
1976–1986 England 84 (3[2])
Teams managed
1994–1996 Queens Park Rangers
1997–1998 Fulham
1998–2000 Chelsea (assistant)
2000–2002 Watford (assistant)
2003–2005 Millwall (assistant)
2004–2007 England U21 (assistant)
2008–2009 Chelsea (assistant)
2009 Chelsea (caretaker)
2009–2010 Chelsea (assistant)
2013–2014 Fulham (assistant)
2014–2015 Jordan
2015 Aston Villa (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Raymond Colin "Butch" Wilkins MBE (14 September 1956 – 4 April 2018) was an English football player and coach.

Wilkins began his career at Chelsea, where he was appointed captain at the age of 18.[3] He later played for the likes of Manchester United, Milan, Queens Park Rangers, and Rangers. He won 84 caps for the England national football team from 1976 to 1986.

After his playing career ended, he worked as coach and manager with Queens Park Rangers, Fulham and Chelsea. He managed Jordan at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup and his last coaching job was as the assistant manager of Aston Villa later that year.

On 4 April 2018, Wilkins died of cardiac arrest at St George's Hospital in Tooting at the age of 61.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ray Wilkins". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  2. Arnhold, Matthias; Mamrud, Roberto. "England – Record International Players". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
  3. "Lessons from Senrab's soccer school". BBC Sport. 30 March 2004. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  4. "Ray Wilkins: Former England captain dies in London hospital". BBC Sport. 4 April 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2018.