Alf Ramsey, England football manager, 1968.
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Photograph of Sir Alf(red) Ramsey (1920-1999), England football manager, on the training ground in the snow, 2 April 1968. Ramsey played football for Southampton (1944-1948) and Tottenham Hotspur (1949-1954), and captained England three times. As a player, his ability to keep cool under pressure and take decisive action, earned him the nickname 'The General'. Ramsey became manager of Ipswich Town in 1955 and within seven years had catapulted them from the 3rd division to 1st division champions. He was England football manager from 1963 to 1974, and led his team to victory in the World Cup of 1966, winning 4-2 against Germany at Wembley. He was knighted in 1970. ; ;