World Cup winner Alan Ball has died of a heart attack at the age of 61.
Ball was the youngest member of the England side that won the World Cup in 1966.
The midfielder started his career at Blackpool and went on to play for Everton, Arsenal and Southampton, before enjoying a spell in America.
He made 975 appearances in a 21-year career, and won 72 caps for England.
He went on to manage seven clubs, including two spells with Portsmouth as well as Stoke City, Southampton and Manchester City.
Along with four other members of the World Cup team, he was awarded with the MBE for services to football in 2000 - an honour which many felt was overdue.
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