Player Info

  • Alan James Ball

  • Born: 12th May 1945, Farnworth, Lancashire

  • Died: 25th April 2007, Warsash, Hampshire aged 61

  • Positions whilst with England: Forward & Right Forward

  • Clubs whilst with England: Blackpool, Everton & Arsenal

  • The youngest member of the 1966 World Cup Winning team. His first cap was just shy of his 20th birthday whilst a young starlet at Blackpool. He quickly became a England regular and played in four off the games during the 1966 World Cup including the final. The following season he transferred to Everton where he spent five years until 1971 when he set an English record of £220,000 to go to Arsenal. After two spells at Southampton, a return visit to Blackpool (as player/manager) and several years in North America, Ball finally retired in 1983. He had managing spells at Portsmouth, Stoke, Exeter, Southampton, Man City and Portsmouth.
    He died of a heart attack on 25th April 2007 whilst trying to put out a fire in his garden in Warsash, Hampshire.

Career Statistics

Match Statistics

    • Match Type
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Friendly
    • 29
    • 6
    • 1
    • 2536
    • 0
    • 0
    • World Cup Qualifier
    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
    • 256
    • 1
    • 0
    • World Cup Finals
    • 8
    • 0
    • 0
    • 716
    • 0
    • 0
    • European Championship Qualifier
    • 16
    • 1
    • 2
    • 1361
    • 0
    • 0
    • European Championship Finals
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • British Home Championship
    • 15
    • 1
    • 3
    • 1350
    • 0
    • 0
    • Competitive
    • 43
    • 2
    • 5
    • 3773
    • 1
    • 0
      • Home, Away or Neutral
      • Caps
      • Goals
      • Capt
      • Mins
      • Home
      • 31
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2741
      • 0
      • 0
      • Away
      • 36
      • 7
      • 2
      • 3152
      • 1
      • 0
      • Neutral
      • 5
      • 0
      • 0
      • 416
      • 0
      • 0
        • Match Result
        • Caps
        • Goals
        • Capt
        • Mins
        • Won
        • 45
        • 7
        • 4
        • 3937
        • 0
        • 0
        • Drawn
        • 19
        • 1
        • 2
        • 1636
        • 0
        • 0
        • Lost
        • 8
        • 0
        • 0
        • 736
        • 1
        • 0
        • Total
        • 72
        • 8
        • 6
        • 6309
        • 1
        • 0

        Managers

          • Managers
          • Caps
          • Goals
          • Capt
          • Mins
          • Alf Ramsey
          • 66
          • 8
          • 0
          • 5769
          • 1
          • 0
          • Don Revie
          • 6
          • 0
          • 6
          • 540
          • 0
          • 0

            Team Mates (Top Ten)

            Sources

            • An English Football Internationals' Who's Who by Douglas Lamming (Hutton Press 1990)
            • England's Who's Who by Tony Matthews (Pitch Publishing 2013)