Alf Ramsey, British football manager, 1982.
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Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey (1920-1999) better know as Alf Ramsey was England football captain and manager. England won the 1966 World Cup final under his management beating West Germany 4-2 at Wembley stadium. Ramsey played football for Southampton (1944-1948) and Tottenham Hotspur (1949-1954) retiring in 1955 to become manager of Ipswich Town FC. As a player, his ability to keep cool under pressure and take decisive action, earned him the nickname 'The General'. In his time at Ipswich he catapulted them from the 3rd division to 1st division champions. He was knighted in 1970.