Football Museum Add Blackpool Link
Blackpool legend and World Cup winner Alan Ball was added to the National Football Museum’s Walk of Fame on Friday.
In 1966 Alan Ball lifted the World Cup as a Blackpool player and the youngest member of the England squad.
The midfielder earned special praise after his impressive performance in England’s monumental 4-2 victory over West Germany.
Ball, who earned 72 caps for his country, started his professional career at Bloomfield Road and went on to become one of the most exciting players in the club’s history.
126 Pool appearances later he earned a move to Everton after his World Cup exploits, and later represented Arsenal and Southampton.
Friday afternoon also saw the launch of the museum’s 1966 World Cup Exhibition, which brought the winning players to Manchester.
Included in the exhibition are the shirts used by Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Franz Beckenbauer in the Wembley final, as well as Pele’s training kit, the Jules Rimet Trophy and the final match ball.
Alan Ball’s family were welcomed to the unveiling of his plaque at the National Football Museum.