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Alf Ramsey

Southampton FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC

32 caps, 3 goals, 3 penalties scored

P 32 W 18 D 9 L 5 F x: A x
70% successful

1948-53

disciplined: none
captaincies:
three
minutes played:
2880

Profile

Full name Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey
Born 22 January 1920 at 6 Parrish's Cottages, Five Elms Farm, Dagenham, London [registered in Rochford, Essex, March 1920]. To Herbert Henry and Florence (née Bixby).
Heattended Becontree Heath School.attended Becontree Heath School.
Married to Victoria Welch [registered in Southampton, December 1951].
Died: 28 April 1999 in an Ipswich nursing home, aged 79 years 96 days [registered in Ipswich, April 1999].
Died following a heart attack, having battled Alzheimer's Disease and Prostrate Cancer. He is buried in Old Ipswich cemetery (left) on 7 May 1999.
Height/Weight: 5' 8¼", 12st. 8lbs [1950].

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies: x

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with Essex schools and Five Elms FC. Also played Army football when he signed amateur forms with Portsmouth FC, whom he played for through the wartime. He went onto Southampton FC, signing amateur forms in 1943, turning professional in August 1944. He went on to play in ninety league matches, scoring eight goals before he joined Tottenham Hotspur FC in May 1949 for £21,000. Another 226 league appearances followed, and another 24 league goals, until his retirement in August 1955.
Club honours Football League DivisionTwo winnersTwo winners 1949-50; Football League Champions 1950-51; FA Charity Shield winner 1951;
Individual honours Football League (six appearances)
Distinctions x

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s): After retiring from playing, Ramsey immediately took up the management mantle at Ipswich Town FC on 8 August 1955. He remained in charge, with relative success until 29 April 1963. In his final season, 1962-63, he took charge of Town and England simultaneously. He remained manager of England until he was sacked in May 1974.  He did not return to football straightaway, instead, only becoming consultant to Birmingham City FC, a position he resigned in March 1978, although he had become their director and for a time, caretaker manager. In 1979, he became a technical advisor to Turkish side. Panathinaikos FC. Afterwhich, he returned to England and into retirement.
Club honours: Football League Division Three (South) winners 1956-57; Football League Division Two winners 1960-61; Football League Champions 1961-62; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1962; FIFA World Cup Winners 1964-66; UEFA European Nations Cup Third Place 1966-68;
Individual honours: x

England Career

Player number 677th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
First match No. 244, 2 December 1948, England 6 Switzerland 0, a friendly match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 28 years 314 days.
Last match No. 284, 25 November 1953, England 3 Hungary 6, a friendly match at Empire Stadium in Wembley, aged 33 years 307 days.
Major tournaments x
Team honours x
Individual honours England B (one appearance)
Distinctions Knighthood for services to football 1967; Sports Coach UK (formerly the National Coaching Foundation) Mussabini Medal and Coaching Hall of Fame 1998; Football Association Hall of Fame 2002.

Beyond England

In the fantasy world, Sir Alf became the caretaker manager of Melchester Rovers FC in Christmas 1981. Although he only held the position for a few matches, few could honestly fill the boots of Roy Race after he had been shot. Alf himself contributed a few articles to the Daily Mirror throughout the 1980's, but eventually, ill-health took a hold. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.202/Various Media.

 

Alf Ramsey - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- - - - - - - - - min - - None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Alf Ramsey - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Alf Ramsey - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Blue - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Alf Ramsey - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup - - - - - - - - - - - - -

ECP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
British Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Alf Ramsey - Match Record - Tournament Matches
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
x - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Alf Ramsey - Match History
 Club: Southampton F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 32 full capsx

Age 28
1 - x - x, x x x x x
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 31 full caps  
Age 28
2 - x - x, x x x x x
32 - x - x, x x x x x

Notes

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