Photo Credit: ANL/REX/Shutterstock

They think it's all over. It is now, it's four!

England’s 1966 World Cup victory, as famously commentated on by Kenneth Wolstenholme, must rank as the towering defining moment in English sporting history. It was a success that owes a huge amount to Sir Alf Ramsey, who was the England football manager between 1963 and 1974.

Like most managers, Alf started off as a player himself. Nicknamed The General, because of his slow and very tactical approach to the game.

He was asked in an interview later in his life “Did you play when the USA beat England in the 1950 World Cup?”

He laconically replied: “I was the only one who did.”

Despite playing the beautiful game for Southampton and Spurs and earning 32 caps during his career, it is primarily as a manager that Ramsey will always be remembered.

The 1966 World Cup win will always remain his most glorious moment. He was truly one of the greats and in 1967, he became the first ever football manager to be knighted.

“I suppose I will have to get used to being addressed as Sir, but if any player gets formal with me I'll clobber him” he said.