England World Cup 1966 - Roger Hunt - George Cohen - Alan Ball - Ray Wilson and Nobby Stiles receive their belated M.B.E's Football Signed Photograph Autographs £125.00
This is an In Person signed Colour 10" x 8" photo of the forgotten 5 members of the victorious England 1966 World Cup winning squad who had to wait for a newspaper campaign to get them considered for being awarded the M.B.E in 2000. They include Roger Hunt, George Cohen, Alan Ball, Ray Wilson and Nobby Stiles all pictured outside Buckingham Palace.
Roger Hunt MBE (20 July 1938 – 27 September 2021) was an English professional footballer who played as a forward.
Eleven years with Liverpool, he was the club's record goalscorer with 286 goals until being overtaken by Ian Rush. Nonetheless, Hunt remains Liverpool's record league goalscorer with 244 goals. Under Bill Shankly, Hunt won two league titles and an FA Cup. In August 1964 he also scored the first ever goal seen on the BBC's Match of the Day.
George Reginald Cohen MBE (born 22 October 1939, Kensington, London) was the right back for England in the side which won the 1966 World Cup.
Alan James Ball, Jr., MBE (12 May 1945 – 25 April 2007) was a professional English footballer and football club manager.
He was the youngest member of England's 1966 World Cup winning team and played for various clubs, scoring more than 180 league goals in a career spanning 22 years. His playing career also included a then national record £220,000 transfer from Everton to Arsenal at the end of 1971. After retiring as a player, he had a 15-year career as a manager which included spells in the top flight of English football with Portsmouth, Southampton and Manchester City.
Ramon "Ray" Wilson MBE (17 December 1934 – 15 May 2018) was an English footballer who played at left back. He was a member of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup. He was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire.
Norbert Peter Stiles MBE (18 May 1942 – 30 October 2020) was an English footballer and manager. He was born in Collyhurst, Manchester.
Stiles played for England for five years, winning 28 caps and scoring one goal. He played every minute of England's victorious 1966 FIFA World Cup campaign. His best performance in an England shirt was probably the semi-final of that tournament against Portugal, where he was given the job of marking the prolific Eusébio. His tough performance resulted in Eusébio being practically nullified for the entire game. Stiles also played very well in the final, which England won 4–2 against West Germany. His post-match celebration featured Stiles dancing on the Wembley pitch, holding the World Cup trophy in one hand and his false teeth in the other.
Stiles played the majority of his club career for Manchester United, spending eleven years at Old Trafford, where he became renowned for his tough tackling and ball-winning qualities. Jonathan Wilson, when writing for The Guardian in 2013, labelled Stiles as a type of holding midfielder he described as a "destroyer", a player who is primarily tasked with running, winning back possession, and distributing the ball to other players With the Red Devils, he won two League titles and one European Cup. Stiles is one of only three Englishmen, alongside Bobby Charlton and Ian Callaghan, to have won both the FIFA World Cup and European Cup.