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Despite not having produced the most successful players in football history, England has produced a number of memorable players.

While there have been many highs and lows in the history of the English national team, some great players have worn the Three Lions’ colors in between.

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Alf Ramsey: England’s World Cup Winning Manager Of 1966

Alf Ramsey was born in Dagenham in 1920. He had four brothers and one sister. His father, Herbert, was a laborer. His job was to look after pigs. Dagenham wasn’t a fancy place, and the young Alf Ramsey had to …

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Colin Veitch: Former Football Player And Vocal Conductor

Newcastle United player Colin Veitch had a much broader background than most professional footballers. The stereotypical retirement job for footballers has been running a pub. Thespian, chorister, soldier, and journalist were among Colin Veitch’s many roles. How The Public Perceives …

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Bob Paisley: Liverpool’s Three Time European Cup Manager

Bob Paisley was a Liverpool soccer player, manager, and administrator for almost 50 years. No football manager demonstrated the art of leading quietly and without ego more than Bob Paisley. He did not always demand the final word. He did not …

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John Charles: First Black Player To Represent England Youth

John Charles captained the West Ham team that defeated Liverpool to win the FA Youth Cup in 1962-63 and was capped by England at youth level. John was the first black player to captain a team to win a major …

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Sir Bobby Robson: More Than A Football Manager In Tyneside

Bobby Robson is one of England’s greatest soccer managers. In a career that spanned over four decades, Robson would manage professional clubs such as Fulham, Ipswich Town, PSV Eindhoven, FC Barcelona, Sporting Lisbon, Porto, Newcastle United, and the pinnacle for …

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Herbert Chapman: Arsenal FC And Huddersfield Town Manager

Herbert Chapman is considered one of the greatest English football managers from the pre-war era. He is mainly known for his successful managerial spells with Northampton Town, Huddersfield Town and Arsenal Football Club. He has a special place in footballing …

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