Football Legends - Ray Wilson

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.

↗ Originally broadcast 11 January 1999.

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