|Full name||Ramon Wilson|
|Date of birth||17 December 1934|
|Place of birth||Shirebrook, England|
|Playing position||Left back|
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Ramon (Ray) Wilson MBE (born 17 December 1934) was a footballer who played at left back. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Events 546 - Gothic War (535–554: The Ostrogoths of King Totila Year 1934 ( MCMXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered He was a member of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup. The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup was held in England from 11 July to 30 July He was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire. Shirebrook is a town in the Bolsover district of north-east Derbyshire on the border with Nottinghamshire, England. History The area that is now Derbyshire was first visited probably briefly by humans 200000 years ago during the Aveley Interglacial as evidenced by a Middle
Wilson became an apprentice railwayman on leaving school but was spotted playing amateur football by a scout at Huddersfield Town. "Railroad" and "Railway" both redirect here For other uses see Railroad (disambiguation. An amateur is generally considered a person attached to a particular pursuit study or science without formal training or pay Huddersfield Town Football Club is an English football club formed in 1908 and based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. He began a combination of working on the tracks by night and training with Huddersfield by day, before being called up for National Service. "National Service" redirects here For national service in other countries see National service.
Quickly singled out as a strong and nippy left back with good overlapping skills by Huddersfield manager Bill Shankly, Wilson signed professional forms with Huddersfield after his two-year army posting and made his debut in 1955 in a game versus Manchester United. William "Bill" Shankly, OBE ( September 2, 1913 &ndash September 29, 1981) was one of Britain 's most successful An army (from Latin Armata "act of arming" via Old French armée) in the broadest sense is the land-based Armed forces Two years later he was Huddersfield's established, first-choice left back.
In April 1960, Wilson won his first cap for England in a 1–1 draw with Scotland. The Scotland national football team represents Scotland in international football and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association. Over the next 12 months he became a fixture in the side. The FA selection committee put him in the squad for the 1962 World Cup in Chile and Wilson played in all three group games and England's elimination in the quarter finals at the hands of Brazil. The Football Association, also known as simply The FA, is the governing body of football in England and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey The 1962 FIFA World Cup, the seventh staging of the World Cup was held in Chile from May 30 to June 17. Chile, officially the Republic of Chile ( Spanish:) is a country in South America occupying a long and narrow Coastal strip wedged between the The Brazil national football team is the national team of Brazil and is managed by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF that represents Brazil in international
Wilson kept his England place under new manager Alf Ramsey after the World Cup, and with Ramsey successfully snatching sole responsibility for picking the team from the FA came a firm feeling that Wilson was Ramsey's highest-rated left back. Sir Alfred Ernest 'Alf' Ramsey (22 January 1920 &ndash 28 April 1999 was a footballer and manager of the English national football team from 1963 to 1974 Others, such as Liverpool's Gerry Byrne were given the odd chance but Wilson was Ramsey's first choice. Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England. Gerald 'Gerry' Byrne (born 29 August 1938 was an English footballer who spent his entire playing career at Liverpool Football Club.
This changed in 1964 when Wilson left Huddersfield and joined Everton. Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. He had 30 caps at the time of his departure and remains Huddersfield most-capped England international. He tore a muscle in his first Everton game and missed out on most of that season, as well as a number of England caps. Muscle (from Latin musculus, diminutive of mus "mouse" is contractile tissue of the body and is derived from the
As hosts of the 1966 World Cup, England did not have to partake in a rigorous qualifying campaign and Ramsey experimented with other left backs as he shaped a squad for the tournament. The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup was held in England from 11 July to 30 July As it neared, Wilson achieved some domestic success when Everton won the FA Cup at Wembley. The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after original Wembley Stadium was a football Stadium in Wembley, a suburb of north-west London, standing on the site now occupied by the
Their opponents were Sheffield Wednesday, who started the game as underdogs. Wilson was almost an immediate villain when the game started as he deflected a vicious volley from Wednesday's Jim McCalliog into the net after just four minutes, though McCalliog rightly claimed the goal as his own. James "Jim" McCalliog (born 23 September 1946 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former footballer who played for Sheffield Wednesday went 2–0 up but Everton fought back heroically to win 3–2.
Later the same year, Wilson was playing at Wembley on six more occasions, ever-present as Ramsey's England got through a World Cup group consisting of Uruguay, Mexico and France; a volatile quarter final against a violent Argentina and a semi final against the enigmatic Portuguese, which was Wilson's 50th appearance for his country. The Uruguay national football team is controlled by the Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol. The Mexican national football team is controlled by the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol and represents Mexico in international football competition The French national football team represents the nation of France in international football. The Argentina national football team is the national football team of Argentina and is controlled by the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA The Portugal national football team is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF finishing 4th at the last World Cup.
The final against West Germany is part of football folklore, both in England and globally. The German national football team (Die deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft From 1950 to 1990 the team was also informally called West Germany in English as since Wilson's weak early header fell to striker Helmut Haller who gave the Germans the lead as a result, but after twists and turns and an historic hat-trick from Geoff Hurst, England ran out 4–2 winners. Helmut Haller (born July 21, 1939 in Augsburg, Germany) was a footballer who represented West Germany at three World A hat-trick in Sports is associated with succeeding at anything three times in three consecutive attempts Sir Geoffrey Charles Hurst, MBE (born 8 December 1941 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire) is a former footballer of Wilson was the oldest member of the squad – in his 32nd year – and the victory crowned an especially good year for him, winning a major domestic honour and then adding the biggest prize in the game. Only Roger Hunt – a title winner with Liverpool in 1966 – could claim a similarly two-fold success. Roger Hunt MBE (born 20 July 1938 in Golborne, Lancashire) is an English former footballer whose predatory instincts
Ramsey continued to select Wilson as England progressed through the qualification process for the 1968 European Championships, ultimately going out in the semi finals and finishing third overall. The 1968 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in Italy. Wilson's 63rd and final England cap came in the third-place play-off against the USSR. The USSR national football team was the national football team of the Soviet Union. If 1966 was Wilson's year of achievement, then 1968 was his year of near-misses, with the European disappointment adding to a runners-up medal in the FA Cup final earlier that year, when Everton lost to West Bromwich Albion. West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or WBA) are
A knee injury suffered in the summer of 1968, coupled with the emergence of young Leeds United full back Terry Cooper (who would be as impressive in the 1970 World Cup as Wilson was in 1966, despite England's elimination in the last eight), ended Wilson's England career and began a sharp decline in his fortunes at Everton too. Leeds United Association Football Club, commonly referred to as simply Leeds United or informally Leeds, are an English professional football Terence "Terry" Cooper (born 12 July 1944 is an English former football player and manager born in Knottingley, Yorkshire, England The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup was held in Mexico, from May 31 to June 21. He battled back to fitness but his pace had gone and he was granted a free transfer to Oldham Athletic in 1969, just missing out on Everton's jubilant march to the First Division title in 1970. Oldham Athletic Football Club (2004 Ltd, more commonly Oldham Athletic Football Club or informally Oldham Athletic, is an English football club The Football League First Division was the highest division of The Football League between 1993 and 2004 and the highest division of English football overall between He retired in 1971.
He also served as caretaker manager at Bradford City from September 1971 to November 1971 after the departure of Jimmy Wheeler. Bradford City Association Football Club (also known as The Bantams, and previously The Paraders) is an English football club based in Bradford James 'Jimmy' Wheeler (born December 21 1933 in Reading Berkshire, England) is a former footballer. He took command for ten games before being succeeded by Bryan Edwards. Bryan Edwards (born October 27 1930) is a former football player and manager. 
Unquestionably the 1966 hero with the lowest profile, Wilson nevertheless caused intrigue after his playing days ended by not staying within the game but instead building a successful undertaker's business in Huddersfield. A funeral director (also known as a mortician or undertaker) is someone involved in the business of Funeral rites In 2000 he and four of his 1966 team-mates – Hunt, George Cohen, Nobby Stiles and Alan Ball – were awarded the MBE for services to football after a high-profile campaign conducted by sections of the media which was surprised that their contribution to English football's greatest day had never been officially recognised. George Reginald Cohen MBE (born 22 October 1939, Kensington, London) was the right back for England in the side which won Norbert "Nobby" Peter Stiles MBE (born Collyhurst, Manchester, 18 May 1942 is an English former football Midfielder. Alan James Ball Jr, MBE (12 May 1945 &ndash 25 April 2007 was an English professional footballer and football club manager "Popular press" redirects here note that the University of Wisconsin Press publishes under the imprint "The Popular Press" The other six, plus Ramsey, had already received various gongs.
Wilson, now in his seventies, retired as an undertaker in 1997 and lives in Halifax. Halifax is a large Market town within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England, with a population of 82056 in the