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The squad was the product of a rather protracted winnowing process.  FIFA required that each national side provide a list of forty players before the end of May 1966 and a final squad of 22 players by July 3, eight days before the tournament began.  Alf Ramsey named his provisional list of forty players on April 7, almost two months earlier than required to give as much notice as possible to the affected clubs.  The forty included the 22 who eventually were named to the final squad, plus another eighteen: Gordon West, Everton; Tony Waiters, Blackpool; Keith Newton, Blackburn Rovers; Chris Lawler, Liverpool; Paul Reaney, Leeds United; Gordon Milne, Liverpool; Marvin Hinton, Chelsea; John Hollins, Chelsea; Tommy Smith, Liverpool; Terry Venables, Chelsea; Barry Bridges, Chelsea; Peter Thompson (who was also in the 40-man squad in 1962), Liverpool; Peter Osgood, Chelsea; Derek Temple, Everton; John Kaye, West Bromwich Albion; Fred Pickering, Everton; Joe Baker, Nottingham Forest; and Gordon Harris, Burnley.  

Ramsey made another squad announcement on 6 May 1966, naming the 28 players who would report for pre-tournament training at the Lilleshall national recreation centre in Shropshire on June 6.  In addition to the 22 who did survive the final cut, the list of 28 included Peter Thompson, Gordon Milne and Keith Newton from the original list of 40 and three replacements - Bobby Tambling, Chelsea, for Barry Bridges; John Byrne, West Ham United, for Fred Pickering; and Brian Labone, Everton, for Marvin Hinton.  The remaining 12 players from the initial list of 40 - West, Waiters, Lawler, Reaney, Hollins, Smith, Venables, Osgood, Temple, Kaye, Baker and Harris - were given stand-by status.

Labone withdrew from the squad because of injury, and so only 27 players reported for training at Lilleshall on June 6.  At the close of the training session on June 18, Ramsey cut five players - Tambling, John Byrne, Thompson, Milne and Newton - although asking them to remain in training at their club facilities in the event of an emergency. Following a break for a short last visit home, the 22-man squad embarked on a four-match pre-tournament tour of Europe. On July 3, the day of the third match of the tour, in Copenhagen, Ramsey formally announced the England squad to FIFA and the press.  The numbers Ramsey assigned to the squad generally reflected his preferences, Nos. 1-11 constituting his first team and Nos. 12-22 the second string players. The squad as named remained intact; no replacements were needed.

 

No. Name Age Pos Club Starts Subs Total Goals Capts
1. Banks, Gordon 28 G Leicester City FC 27 29 GA
2. Cohen, George R. 26 RB Fulham FC 24 0
3. Wilson, Ramon 31 LB Everton FC 45 0
4. Stiles, Norbert P. 24 M Manchester United FC 14 1
5. Charlton, John 31 CD Leeds United AFC 16 2
6. Moore, Robert F.C. 25 CD West Ham United FC 41 2
7. Ball, Alan J. 21 M/F Blackpool FC 10 1
8. Greaves, James P. 26 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 51 43
9. Charlton, Robert 28 M/F Manchester United FC 68 38
10. Hurst, Geoffrey C. 24 F West Ham United FC 5 1
11. Connelly, John M. 27 W Manchester United FC 19 7
12. Springett, Ronald D. 30 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 33 48 GA
13. Bonetti, Peter P. 24 G Chelsea FC 1 0 GA
14. Armfield, James C. 30 RB Blackpool FC 43 0
15. Byrne, Gerald 27 LB Liverpool FC 2 0
16. Peters, Martin S. 22 M West Ham United FC 3 1
17. Flowers, Ronald 31 CD Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 49 10
18. Hunter, Norman 22 CD Leeds United AFC 4 0
19. Paine, Terence L. 27 W Southampton FC 18 7
20. Callaghan, Ian R. 24 W Liverpool FC 1 0
21. Hunt, Roger 27 F Liverpool FC 13 12
22. Eastham, George E. 29 M Arsenal FC 19 2
 
World Cup Record  
No. Name vs. Uruguay
(0-0)
vs. Mexico
 (2-0)
vs. France
(2-0)
vs. Argentina
(1-0)
vs. Portugal
(2-1)
vs. West Germ.
(4-2) - AET
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1. Banks, Gordon Start GA 0 Start GA 0 Start GA 0 Start GA 0 Start GA 1 Start GA 2 570
2. Cohen, George R. Start Start Start Start Start Start 570
3. Wilson, Ramon Start Start Start Start Start Start 570
4. Stiles, Norbert P. Start Start Start Start Start Start 570
5. Charlton, John Start Start Start Start Start Start 570
6. Moore, Robert F.C. Captain Captain Captain Captain Captain Captain 570
7. Ball, Alan J. Start squad member squad member Start Start Start 390
8. Greaves, James P. Start Start Start injured squad member squad member 270
9. Charlton, Robert Start Start Start Start Start Start 570
10. Hurst, Geoffrey C. squad member squad member squad member Start Start Start 300
11. Connelly, John M. Start squad member squad member squad member squad member squad member 90
12. Springett, Ronald D. squad member squad member squad member squad member squad member squad member 0
13. Bonetti, Peter P. squad member squad member squad member squad member squad member squad member 0
14. Armfield, James C. squad member squad member squad member squad member squad member squad member 0
15. Byrne, Gerald squad member squad member squad member squad member squad member squad member 0
16. Peters, Martin S. squad member Start Start Start Start Start 480
17. Flowers, Ronald squad member squad member squad member squad member squad member squad member 0
18. Hunter, Norman squad member squad member squad member squad member squad member squad member 0
19. Paine, Terence L. squad member Start squad member squad member squad member squad member 90
20. Callaghan, Ian R. squad member squad member Start squad member squad member squad member 90
21. Hunt, Roger Start Start Start Start Start Start 570
22. Eastham, George E. squad member squad member squad member squad member squad member squad member 0
 
Post-World Cup  
No. Name Age Pos Club Starts Subs Total Goals Capts Disc
1. Banks, Gordon 28 G Leicester City FC     33 32 GA    
2. Cohen, George R. 26 RB Fulham FC     30 0    
3. Wilson, Ramon 31 LB Everton FC     51 0    
4. Stiles, Norbert P. 24 M Manchester United FC     20 1    
5. Charlton, John 31 CD Leeds United AFC     22 2    
6. Moore, Robert F.C. 25 CD West Ham United FC     47 2    
7. Ball, Alan J. 21 M/F Blackpool FC     14 1    
8. Greaves, James P. 26 F Tottenham Hotspur FC     54 43    
9. Charlton, Robert 28 M/F Manchester United FC     74 41    
10. Hurst, Geoffrey C. 24 F West Ham United FC     8 5    
11. Connelly, John M. 28 W Manchester United FC     20 7    
12. Springett, Ronald D. 31 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 33 48 GA
13. Bonetti, Peter P. 24 G Chelsea FC     1 0 GA    
14. Armfield, James C. 30 RB Blackpool FC     43 0    
15. Byrne, Gerald 27 LB Liverpool FC     2 0    
16. Peters, Martin S. 22 M West Ham United FC     8 2    
17. Flowers, Ronald 32 CD Wolverhampton Wanderers FC     49 10    
18. Hunter, Norman 22 CD Leeds United AFC     4 0    
19. Paine, Terence L. 27 W Southampton FC     19 7    
20. Callaghan, Ian R. 24 W Liverpool FC     2 0    
21. Hunt, Roger 28 F Liverpool FC     19 15    
22. Eastham, George E. 29 M Arsenal FC     19 2    
 

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