Sir Alf Ramsey will be best remembered for managing England to FIFA World Cup glory in 1966 as well as guiding them to third place at the European Championships in 1968 and the quarter-finals of the World Cup and European Championships in 1970 and 1972 respectively. As a player, Ramsey also served his country with distinction, winning 32 caps between 1948 and 1953 – 31 of which came while he was contracted to us. He captained his nation on three occasions.
Still a Southampton player when he made his England debut against Switzerland in 1948, Ramsey’s first game for his country as a Spur was against Italy on November 30, 1949. He scored three times against Austria on November 28, 1951, the Rest of Europe on October 21, 1953, and on his final international appearance – a 6-3 defeat by Hungary on November 25, 1953.
One of Ramsey’s key players at the 1966 World Cup was Martin Peters MBE, who won 67 caps for England between 1966 and 1974. He picked up 34 of those caps while at White Hart Lane between 1970 and 1975.
Peters (pictured, left) played in two World Cups in 1966 and 1970, as well as Euro 1968. He first represented England as a Spurs player against Wales on April 18, 1970. Nine of his 20 England goals came during his spell with us, which included a brace against Colombia on May 20, 1970. There were further strikes against Northern Ireland, West Germany, East Germany, Malta, Wales and in two different matches with Scotland.
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