Ron Flowers, Wolves midfielder and England 1966 squad member, dies at 87 | Soccer


The previous Wolves midfielder Ron Flowers, a member of England’s 1966 World Cup squad, has died at the age of 87. Flowers performed for the membership between 1952 and 1967 and helped them to a few First Division titles and the FA Cup in 1960.

Flowers performed 49 occasions for England and appeared in 40 consecutive worldwide matches between November 1958 and April 1963, which included the 1962 World Cup in Chile.

He didn’t function as Sir Alf Ramsey’s males grew to become world champions in 1966 however obtained a World Cup winner’s medal at Downing Road in 2009 after solely these on the sphere at the ultimate whistle initially received one.

A press release on the Wolves’ Twitter feed learn: “We’re deeply saddened to announce the passing of membership legend and vp Ron Flowers MBE at the age of 87. An enormous on the pitch and a gentleman off it. There can be many individuals remembering Ron right this moment and all of our ideas are with those that knew and cherished him.”

Ron Flowers (left) watches with John Connelly as Roger Hunt lines up a putt on the eve of the 1966 World Cup final.
Ron Flowers (left) watches with John Connelly as Roger Hunt strains up a putt on the eve of the 1966 World Cup remaining. {Photograph}: PA Images/PA

Flowers performed 515 occasions for Wolves, putting him fifth on their all-time appearances listing. He joined from Wath Wanderers, a Wolves nursery membership, and established himself as a key inventive participant within the aspect managed by Stan Cullis.

He left Wolves to affix Northampton, the place he served as player-manager, and later had spells at Telford and Wellington City.

Flowers was awarded an MBE within the 2021 New Yr Honours Record.