Football Legends | The players who built British football
CHANNEL | Radio 5 Live
FIRST BROADCAST | 11 January 1999
DURATION | 20 minutes 34 seconds
Ray Wilson played left-back in England's 1966 World Cup winning squad. In this programme, Wilson explains to Jimmy Armfield that, although football was always a great love, he never allowed it to dominate his life. He also discusses his years in the game, from the days when he combined playing with employment on the railways until his eventual decision to retire from the sport and work in his father-in-law's undertaking business.
Although he played more than 400 matches in the Football League, Wilson never had his name taken for committing a foul. His first booking didn't come until he was 32 and it was given for dissenting with the referee. He was highly regarded in the dressing room for his calm good sense and his refusal to buckle under pressure.
One of England's greatest players on his regrets at retiring at 50.
The record-breaking 'Lion of Vienna', who could 'run, shoot and head'.
Football's clown prince and soccer genius.
The Clarets' favourite son.
Tottenham's 'Welsh Wizard'.
Middlesbrough's left-back with the famous moustache.
England's greatest ever centre-forward.
'Last Minute Reilly' - Scotland's greatest striker.
The game's first £100-a-week player.
'It's a funny old game.'
England's 1966 hero recalls the match that changed his life.
How the Leeds and England player could have been a career miner.
The striker fans called 'The King'.
Top goalkeeper Pat Jennings remembers his long career.
The captain of the 'Lisbon Lions'.
The low-profile World Cup hero.
Player, manager and one of the 'Busby Babes'.
England's greatest goalkeeper.
Footballing royalty in conversation.
Honours at Spurs and an Indian summer at Derby County.
Soccer superstar of the 1970s.
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