Ron Flowers has died on the age of 87, the Soccer Affiliation has mentioned.
The previous England midfielder scored 10 targets in 49 appearances for the nationwide staff and was a part of their 1966 World Cup-winning squad.
Flowers performed for Wolverhampton Wanderers between 1952 and 1967 and helped them to 3 First Division titles and the FA Cup in 1960.
He additionally holds the document for being the primary England participant to attain within the European Championship when he netted in opposition to France within the 1962 qualifier.
A press release on the membership’s official Twitter feed learn: “We’re deeply saddened to announce the passing of membership legend and vp Ron Flowers MBE on the age of 87.
“A large on the pitch and a gentleman off it. There shall be many individuals remembering Ron at this time and all of our ideas are with those that knew and beloved him.”
Flowers performed 515 instances for the Black Nation membership, inserting him fifth on their all-time appearances record.
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 performed 49 instances for England and featured in 40 consecutive worldwide matches between November 1958 and April 1963, which included the 1962 World Cup in Chile.
He didn’t characteristic as Sir Alf Ramsey’s males turned world champions on residence soil in 1966, however acquired a World Cup winner’s medal at Downing Road in 2009 after solely these on the sphere on the last whistle initially bought one.
He left Wolves the yr after to hitch Northampton, the place he served as player-manager, adopted by spells at Telford and Wellington City.
Flowers was awarded an MBE within the 2021 New 12 months Honours Listing.