World Cup winner Ball dies at 61
Ball was awarded the MBE
World Cup winner Alan Ball has died of a heart attack at the age of 61.
Ball was the youngest member of the England side that won the World Cup in 1966 and went on to win 72 caps.
The industrious midfielder started his career at Blackpool and went on to play for Everton, Arsenal and Southampton before a spell in the United States.
Ball, who collapsed outside his home after tackling a bonfire, also managed seven clubs, including Portsmouth, Southampton and Manchester City.
Ball, who was awarded an MBE in 2000, is the second member of the side that beat West Germany 4-2 at Wembley to die. Captain Bobby Moore died of cancer in 1993.
God Bless you Alan and my thoughts go to your family.
I met him a few years ago at a sportsman dinner and I have to admit he was worth every penny, what a life !!
Thanks for the memories, a very sad day.
To the Ball family YNWA