Former Wolves and England midfielder, Ron Flowers dies at 87

Flowers managed to take his club to three First Division Title and one FA Cup victory in 1960, during his time at the club.

The former Wolves and England midfielder Ron Flowers passed away at the age of 87. The announcement was made by the Premier League club, who also shared a tweet on their official handle regarding the same. The tweet read, “We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of club legend and vice president Ron Flowers MBE… A giant on the pitch and gentleman off it.”

Flowers was a part of the 1966 English World Cup-winning squad. He also played 49 times for England and featured in 40 consecutive international matches for his national team between November 1958 and April 1963. This included the 1962 world cup as well. Since he did not feature on the pitch in the final, he was considered one of Sir Alf Ramsey’s men to become the World Champion. He was later commemorated with the world cup winning a medal in 2009, as earlier only players on the field were given the prestige of carrying the medal.

For Wolves, he made 515 appearances, which makes him the fifth-highest capped Wolves player. During his time at the club, between 1952 to 1967, Flowers managed to take his club to three First Division Title and one FA Cup victory in 1960. After leaving Wolves, he went to Northampton. There he served as a player-manager. Earlier this year, he was awarded as the Member of the British Empire.

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