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Former England midfielder Flowers dies at the age of 87

Fri 12 November 2021 | 12:24

The ex-Wolves midfielder, who was part of the England squad for the 1966 World Cup, has passed away aged 87.

Ron Flowers

featured for the Black Country club from 1952 to 1967 and contributed to three First Division titles as well as the FA Cup in 1960.

A statement on the club's official

Twitter

feed read

: "We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of club legend and vice president Ron Flowers MBE at the age of 87.

"A giant on the pitch and a gentleman off it. There will be many people remembering Ron today and all of our thoughts are with those who knew and loved him."

Flowers made 515 appearances for

Wolves

, which put him fifth on their list of all-time appearances. He established himself as a crucial player under the reign of Stan Cullis. He represented England 49 times and played in 40 international matches in a row between 1958 and 1963.

He was not part of the team that became world champions in 1966; however, he was given a World Cup winner’s medal at Downing Street in 2009.

England posted a tribute to Flowers on

Twitter

, which read:

"We're saddened to hear of the passing of Ron Flowers MBE at the age of 87.

"All of our thoughts are with his family and friends."

After departing Wolves to make a move to Northampton in 1967, Flowers started his player-manager role and had spells at Telford and Wellington Town. Flowers was given an MBE award in the 2021 New Year Honours List.


source: SportMob

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