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Friday, April 30, 1999 Published at 16:46 GMT 17:46 UK


Sport: Football

Sir Alf Ramsey factfile

1966: Alf Ramsey and captain Bobby Moore with the World Cup

Sir Alf Ramsey, the most successful England manager of all time, has died at the age of 79.

These are the most memorable moments in one of British sport's most impressive careers.

1920 Born Dagenham, Essex, 22 January.

1946 Made first-team debut for Southampton.

1949 Won first of 32 England caps. Moved to Tottenham.

1950-51 Played in Spurs team that won Second Division and First Division in consecutive years.

1955 Retired as player from professional football. Appointed manager of Ipswich.

1960-61 Led Ipswich to Second Division and First Division titles in successive years.

1963 Appointed England manager.

1966 Led England to dramatic 4-2 World Cup final victory over West Germany at Wembley.

1967 Knighted for his role in England's World Cup success.

1970 England surrendered two-goal lead as West Germany knocked Ramsey's team out of the World Cup 3-2 after extra-time in the quarter-finals.

1973 Drew heavy criticism after 1-1 draw against Poland made sure England would not qualify for 1974 World Cup in West Germany.

1974 Reign as England manager comes to end in May before World Cup.

1977 Had brief spell as manager of Birmingham.

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