Alf Ramsey facts for kids
|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 71⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defender (retired)|
(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
|1949-50||Tottenham Hotspur||Second Division||41||4|
International career statistics
|England national team|
Images for kids
The village green in Dagenham, Ramsey's birthplace and childhood home (2007)
Bill Nicholson, with whom Ramsey made an effective partnership when playing at Tottenham Hotspur, but who was also a rival of his. Both went on to manage top-flight clubs. (1961)
Ramsey blamed the goalkeeper Peter Bonetti (centre, holding ball) for England's defeat to West Germany. (1970)
Statue of Ramsey at Portman Road. The southern stand at the ground is named in his honour. (2007)
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