Alf Ramsey
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Personal information
Full name Alfred Ernest Ramsey
Date of birth 22 January 1920(1920-01-22)
Place of birth    Dagenham, Flag of England England
Date of death    28 April 1999(1999-04-28) (aged 79)
Place of death    Ipswich, Flag of England England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Right-back
Youth clubs
Flag of England Five Elms
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1943–1949
1949–1955
Total
Flag of England Southampton
Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur
090 00(8)
226 0(24)
316 0(32)   
National team
1948
1948–1953
Flag of England England B
Flag of England England
0000(0)
032 00(3)
Teams managed
1955–1963
1963–1974
1977–1978
1979–1980
Flag of England Ipswich Town
Flag of England England
Flag of England Birmingham City
Flag of Greece Panathinaikos (Technical director)

Sir Alfred Ernest "Alf" Ramsey (22 January 1920 – 28 April 1999) was an English footballer and manager of the English national football team from 1963 to 1974. His greatest achievement was winning the 1966 World Cup with England on 30 July 1966. They also came third in the 1968 European Championship and reached the quarter-final stage of the 1970 World Cup and the 1972 European Championship under his management. He was knighted in 1967 in recognition of England's World Cup win the previous year.

As a player, he had been capped 32 times between 1948 and 1953, scoring three goals, and was part of the Tottenham Hotspur team which in 1951 became champions of the top flight a year after promotion.

Between the end of his playing career and his appointment as England manager, Ramsey was Ipswich Town manager for eight years, taking them from the Third Division to the top of the First Division in that time, winning the English Championship title at the first attempt.

His final job in football was manager of Birmingham City, which he left in March 1978.

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Ipswich Town Football Club - Managers

Committee (1878–1936) · O'Brien (1936–37) · Duncan (1937–55) · Ramsey (1955–63) · Milburn (1963–64) · Forsyth (1964) · McGarry (1964–68) · Lea (1968) · Robson (1969–82) · Ferguson (1982–87) · Duncan (1987–90) · Lyall (1990–94) · McGiven (1993–94) · Burley (1994–2002) · Mowbray (2002) · Royle (2002–06) · Magilton (2006–09) · Keane (2009–11) · McParland (2011) · Jewell (2011–12) · McCarthy (2012–18) · Hurst (2018–) ·

Birmingham City Football Club - Managers

Jones (1892–1908) · Watson (1908–10) · McRoberts (1910–15) · Richards (1915–23) · Beer (1923–27) · Harvey (1927–28) · Knighton (1928–33) · Liddell (1933–39) · Camkin (1939–44) · Goodier (1944–45) · Storer (1945–49) · Brocklebank (1949–54) · Turner (1954–58) · Turner and Beasley (1958) · Beasley (1958–60) · Merrick (1960–64) · Mallett (1964–65) · Cullis (1965–70) · Goodwin (1970–75) · Bell (1975–77) · Ramsey (1977–78) · Smith (1978–82) · Saunders (1982–86) · Bond (1986–87) · Pendrey (1987–89) · Mackay (1989–91) · Macari (1991) · Cooper (1991–93) · Fry (1993–96) · Francis (1996–2001) · Bruce (2001–07) · McLeish (2007–11) · Hughton (2011–12) · Clark (2012–14) · Rowett (2014–16) · Zola (2016–17) · Redknapp (2017) · Cotterill (2017–18) · Monk (2018–19) · Clotet (2019–20) · Karanka (2020–) ·

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FIFA World Cup winning managers

1930: Suppici · 1934: Pozzo · 1938: Pozzo · 1950: López Fontana · 1954: Herberger · 1958: Feola · 1962: Moreira · 1966: Ramsey · 1970: Zagallo · 1974: Schön · 1978: Menotti · 1982: Bearzot · 1986: Bilardo · 1990: Beckenbauer · 1994: Parreira · 1998: Jacquet · 2002: Scolari · 2006: Lippi · 2010: Del Bosque · 2014: Löw · 2018: Deschamps ·

England national football team - Managers

Winterbottom (1946–62) • Ramsey (1962–74) • Mercer (caretaker) (1974) • Revie (1974–77) • Greenwood (1977–82) • Robson (1982–90) • G. Taylor (1990–93) • Venables (1993–96) • Hoddle (1996–99) • Wilkinson (caretaker) (1999) • Keegan (1999–2000) • Wilkinson (caretaker) (2000) • P. Taylor (caretaker) (2000–01) • Eriksson (2001–06) • McClaren (2006–07) • Capello (2008–12) • Pearce (caretaker) (2012) • Hodgson (2012–16) • Allardyce (2016) • Southgate (2016–)

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England – 1950 FIFA World Cup

1. Ditchburn 2. Williams 3. Aston 4. Eckersley 5. Ramsey 6. Scott 7. Taylor 8. Wright 9. Baily 10. Cockburn 11. Dickinson 12. Hughes 13. Nicholson 14. Watson 15. Bentley 16. Finney 17. Mannion 18. Matthews 19. Milburn 20. Mortensen 21. Mullen

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England – 1966 FIFA World Cup – Winners

1. Banks 2. Cohen 3. Wilson 4. Stiles 5. J. Charlton 6. Moore 7. Ball 8. Greaves 9. B. Charlton 10. Hurst 11. Connelly 12. Springett 13. Bonetti 14. Armfield 15. Byrne 16. Peters 17. Flowers 18. Hunter 19. Paine 20. Callaghan 21. Hunt 22. Eastham

  • Manager: Flag of England Ramsey
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England – UEFA Euro 1968

1. Banks 2. Newton 3. Wilson 4. Mullery 5. Labone 6. Moore 7. Ball 8. Hunt 9. B. Charlton 10. Hurst 11. Peters 12. Stepney 13. West 14. Knowles 15. J. Charlton 16. Wright 17. Stiles 18. Summerbee 19. Hunter 20. Bell 21. Greaves 22. Thompson

  • Manager: Flag of England Ramsey
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England – 1970 FIFA World Cup

1. Banks 2. Newton 3. Cooper 4. Mullery 5. Labone 6. Moore 7. Lee 8. Ball 9. B. Charlton 10. Hurst 11. Peters 12. Bonetti 13. Stepney 14. Wright 15. Stiles 16. Hughes 17. J. Charlton 18. Hunter 19. Bell 20. Osgood 21. Clarke 22. Astle

  • Manager: Flag of England Ramsey
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