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Special Presentation Made To Alan Ball's Family

28 November 2016

Walk Of Fame Plaque To Be Displayed At Bloomfield Road

Alan Ball's daughters, Keely and Mandy, were presented with a special Walk of Fame plaque on Saturday, in honour of their late father's 1966 World Cup success with England. 

The commemorative memento recognises Ball’s achievement while playing his club football at Blackpool and follows on from the launch of the world’s first Football Walk of Fame at the National Football Museum, in association with, back in June, where the boys of ’66 were among the first inductees to be honoured on a walkway outside.

The club version, presented by Chris Price of the National Football Museum and the man behind the artwork, world renowned iconic sports artist Paul Trevillion, will be displayed at Bloomfield Road alongside Ball's portrait image inside main reception.

Ball, who sadly passed away in 2007, first played for Blackpool as a 17-year-old in 1962 and went on to make a further 115 league appearances in tangerine, prior to joining Everton in August 1966. He returned to Blackpool for a brief player-manager spell in 1980 and remains one of the club's iconic stars. 

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