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In Pictures: Alan Ball's funeral

Funeral cars and onlookers

The funeral of football great Alan Ball took place at Winchester Cathedral, attended by footballers spanning five decades of the sport.

Sir Bobby Charlton (left) and Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Bobby Charlton paid tribute to his 1966 England team mate along with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Gordon Banks

Gordon Banks, the goalkeeper in England's World Cup winning squad, was among the mourners at Alan Ball's funeral.

Alan Ball's coffin

Ball's coffin was draped in the cross of St George with a flat cap laid on top. Frank Sinatra's My Way was played at the service and mourners gave Alan Ball a round of applause.

Nobby Stiles at service

Nobby Stiles paid tribute to his fellow 1966 England team mate during the service.

Fans and Alan Ball's hearse

Thousands of football fans paid tribute to Ball who started his football career at Blackpool.

Winchester Cathedral.

Mourners gathered outside the cathedral after the service.

Football fans

Speakers outside the cathedral relayed the service to the thousands of fans who gathered.

Steve McClaren

England manager Steve McLaren attended the service, where moving tributes were paid to Alan Ball, the youngest member of the 1966 squad.

Kenny Lynch (right)

Kenny Lynch (right) was among celebrities at the event in Hampshire.

Southampton Football Club fans

Southampton Football Club fans waited outside the cathedral to pay tribute to Ball who had been both a popular player and manager during his days at the Dell.

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