World Cup winner Alan Ball dies of heart attack


25th, April 2007


Alan Ball, the youngest member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team, has died of a heart attack aged 61. The former Blackpool, Everton, Arsenal and Southampton midfielder won 72 caps for hs country. Ball also took charge of seven clubs in a managerial career spanning almost 20 years. His most recent post was as Portsmouth manager until 1999. By way of a Pies tribute, here is a video of some of Bally’s best goals for Arsenal.

[Rob Parker]

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  1. Ollie, Pies Ed. says:

    Great little player. RIP

  2. Stuey says:

    Who’s the greatest of them all…little curly Alan Ball!
    Rest in peace Alan.