Ron Flowers: The son of a coal miner who made it all the way to the World Cup

Soccer – World Cup England 1966 – England Squad Visits Pinewood Studios
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Ron Flowers was regarded as one of Wolves’ greatest players and was a key part of the Wanderers side that won three First Division titles and the FA Cup during the 1950s.

The midfielder, who has died at the age of 87, won 49 caps for England, scoring 10 goals, and has the distinction of scoring England’s first goal in a European Championships game.

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