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Encyclopedia > Ray Wilkins
Ray Wilkins
Personal information
Full name Raymond Colin Wilkins
Date of birth September 14, 1956 (age 50)
Place of birth Hillingdon, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73m)
Professional clubs*
Years Club Apps (goals)
1973-1979
1979-1984
1984-1987
1987
1987-1989
1989-1994
1994
1994-1996
1996
1996-1997
1997
1997
Chelsea
Manchester United
A.C. Milan
Paris St. Germain
Rangers
Queens Park Rangers
Crystal Palace
Queens Park Rangers
Wycombe Wanderers
Hibernian
Millwall
Leyton Orient
Total
179 (30)
160 (7)
73 (2)
13 (0)
70 (2)
155 (8)
1 (0)
21 (0)
1 (0)
16 (0)
3 (0)
3 (0)
695 (49)
National team
1976-1986 England 84 (3)
Teams managed
1994-1996
1997-1998
Queens Park Rangers
Fulham

* Professional club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only. September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Raymond Colin Wilkins MBE (born September 14, 1956 in Hillingdon, Middlesex) was an English football player, and now a highly respected coach and TV pundit and is the brother of Brighton & Hove Albion manager Dean Wilkins. Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hillingdon is a place in the London Borough of Hillingdon. ... Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and the second smallest (after Rutland). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. are an English football team based in the coastal city of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. ... Dean Wilkins (born 12 July 1962 in Hillingdon) is a former professional footballer and the current manager of English football team Brighton & Hove Albion, a team he also represented as a player. ...

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Career

Early career

The son of an Army footballer, defensive midfielder Wilkins (nicknamed Butch from childhood) made his name in the 1970s with boyhood club Chelsea, whom he joined as an apprentice, progressing to his first team debut against Norwich City in October 1973. His brothers Graham and Stephen also joined Chelsea around this time, though did not achieve the same heights in the game as Ray. He made sporadic further appearances for the rest of that season before establishing himself as a fixture in the side the following year. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... // A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbie, Robi, Bobby, Rab, Bert, Bertie, Butch, Bobbers, Bobert, Beto, Bobadito, and Robban (in Sweden), are all short for Robert). ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously as The Pensioners), founded in 1905, are an English Premier League football team. ... If youre looking for the TV show, see The Apprentice. ... Norwich City Football Club are a football club based in Norwich, Norfolk, England, founded in 1902. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


In 1975, following relegation and the departure of many of the club's established players, a 19-year old Wilkins was handed the captaincy of Chelsea by new manager Eddie McCreadie, taking it from long-time Blues captain Ron Harris. He took to the role well, maintaining it for four years. He emerged as Chelsea's key player in this period, leading a team of mainly young players to promotion again in 1976-77 and consolidation in the First Division in the next season. However, the sudden departure of McCreadie was a massive blow to the club, and Chelsea were relegated in 1978-79. Shortly afterwards debt-ridden Chelsea accepted an offer of £800,000 from Manchester United and Wilkins headed north. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The team captain of a football (soccer) team, sometimes known as the skipper, is a team member chosen to be the on-pitch leader of the team: it is often one of the older or more experienced members of the squad. ... Edward Graham Eddie McCreadie (born 15 April 1940 in Glasgow) is a former Scottish footballer who played at left-back, mainly for Chelsea. ... Ron Chopper Harris Ronald Edward Harris (born November 13, 1944 in Hackney, London), better known as Ron Chopper Harris, is a former English footballer who played for Chelsea in the 1960s and 1970s. ... // First Division Liverpool retained their league championship trophy and won their first European Cup to confirm Bob Paisley as a successful replacement for Bill Shankly in his third season at the helm. ... // First Division Bob Paisley won his third league title in Liverpool and his conquering side fought off competition from the likes of Nottingham Forest and West Bromwich Albion to achieve their triumph. ... GBP may be: short for Game Boy Player the ISO currency code for the British Pound Sterling. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester. ...


Wilkins was called up to play for England for the first time in 1976 by coach Don Revie and quickly made his debut against Italy during a mini-tournament in the USA. He was to become a permanent fixture in England squads for a decade to come. First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Don Revie, OBE, (10 July 1927 - 26 May 1989), was a football player for Leicester City, Hull City, Sunderland, Manchester City and Leeds United as a deep lying centre-forward. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ...


Golden era

Maligned in some quarters for supposed "negative" play (he was deemed more likely to pass a ball sideways rather than forwards - earning him semi-affectionate nicknames like Squareball Wilkins and The Crab), Wilkins nevertheless became one of his country's most sought-after players. His first season with Manchester United was uneventful, with domestic honours continuing to elude him, but he achieved one of his career highs after helping England qualify for the 1980 European Championships in Italy - the first tournament England had reached for a decade. The 1980 European Football Championship (Euro 80) final tournament was held in Italy. ...


During a group game against Belgium, Wilkins scored a memorable goal when he lobbed the whole Belgian defence and, in one movement, latched on to the ball (thereby breaching the Belgians obvious offside trap) and delivered a second lob, this time over the head of the goalkeeper and into the net to put England ahead. The Belgians swiftly equalised though, and a disappointing England failed to make progress from their group. Offside is a rule in association football (soccer) which effectively limits how far forward attacking players may be when involved in play. ...


Wilkins remained a fixture for England through a successful campaign to qualify for the 1982 World Cup in Spain, which England exited at the second group stage. The 1982 Football World Cup was held in Spain. ...


In 1983, Wilkins scored in the FA Cup final for Manchester United to put them 2-1 up against Brighton and Hove Albion. It was a goal of great quality and also some rarity - it had taken Wilkins three years to get his first United goal. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Note: for the full results of all FA Cup finals, see FA Cup Final The FA Cup - this is the fourth trophy, in use since 1992, and identical in design to the third trophy introduced in 1911. ... Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. are an English football team based in the coastal city of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. ...


A Brighton attack broke down and the ball reached United midfielder Arnold Muhren just inside his own half. Wilkins made a run to the right to give Muhren an outlet, and was forced to control the Dutchman's pass on his chest after the slippery Wembley surface caused a bad bounce. Arnold Muhren (born June 2, 1951 in Vollendam) was a Dutch footballer. ... Wembley Stadium is a football stadium located in Wembley, London. ...


Wilkins finally trapped the ball on the right hand side of the area and instinctively cut inside to look for a square pass across the 18 yard box. No team-mate had matched his run in time (even though Wilkins was a player with a quick brain rather than quick legs) so Wilkins instead curled a left-foot shot of great accuracy into the top corner of the Brighton net. He was so enthralled that he sprinted to the back of the stadium to celebrate with the United fans - something he immediately regretted as it rendered him exhausted for the rest of the game which ended 2-2 after extra-time. He got his winners' medal after a 4-0 victory in the replay. Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English) is a place, or venue, for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts or other events, consisting of...


Over the next season, Wilkins continued to play for England under new coach Bobby Robson but they failed to qualify for the 1984 European Championships. The same summer, United accepted an offer of 1.5 million pounds from Italian giants A.C. Milan. Though Wilkins and his family settled quickly in Italy, it wasn't a successful era for Milan, and Wilkins was allowed to leave in 1987 to join French outfit Paris Saint-Germain. Sir Robert William Robson CBE, born February 18, 1933, usually known as Sir Bobby Robson, is a football manager and former football player. ... The 1984 European Football Championship (Euro 84) final tournament was held in France. ... Associazione Calcio Milan is an Italian football club based in Milan. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paris Saint-Germain FC, or PSG, is a French football club based in Paris. ...


However, Wilkins was still an England regular and he was chosen for the squad which qualified for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. He played in the opening defeat against Portugal but didn't last the full 90 minutes in the next group game against Morocco after receiving a red card for the first and only time in his career, making him the first England player to be sent off in a World Cup finals match. In disagreeing with a decision made by the referee, Wilkins threw the ball towards the official - but hit him with it. He was suspended for the next two games and was not reinstated by the time the quarter final against Argentina came round, which England lost 2-1. Wilkins made his 84th and final England appearance in November 1986. He had scored three international goals and had been captain on ten occasions. The 1986 Football World Cup was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ... A referee is a person who has authority to make decisions about play in many sports. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On leaving Paris after just four months, Wilkins joined Rangers for 250,000 pounds and won two Scottish league titles and one Scottish League Cup, as well as scoring a memorable goal in an Old Firm derby against Celtic which Rangers fans continue to talk about. Rangers Football Club is a football club from Glasgow, Scotland, which plays in the Scottish Premier League. ... The Scottish Premier League (SPL) is the top division within the current structure of football in Scotland. ... The Scottish League Cup is a football competition open to all Scottish Football League and Scottish Premier League members. ... Celtic Football Club (pronounced seltik, in IPA) AIM: CCP is a Scottish football club, competing in the Scottish Premier League, the highest form of competition in Scotland. ...


Next stop for Wilkins was QPR after his family decided that a decade away from London was long enough. Wilkins spent four years with QPR before very briefly joining Crystal Palace. He returned to QPR as player-manager just months after he'd left. Queens Park Rangers Football Club are an English football team, from Loftus Road, Shepherds Bush in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. ... Crystal Palace Football Club is a professional football team based in Croydon in Surrey and playing in the Coca-Cola Football League Championship, the second level of English football. ...


Wilkins left QPR at the start of the 1996/97 after the club was bought by media tycoon Chris Wright following the relegation from the FA Premier League. There followed spells at Wycombe Wanderers, Hibernian, Millwall, and Leyton Orient before he finally retired from playing. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in the UK and the Barclays English Premier League internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system (above The Football League), making it Englands primary football competition. ... Wycombe Wanderers Football Club are an English football team from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, currently playing in Football League Two. ... For the Maltese football club see Hibernians F.C. Hibernian Football Club (informally known as Hibs) are a Scottish football club from Edinburgh. ... Millwall Football Club are a professional football team based at the 20,146 capacity New Den Stadium in Zampa Road, Bermondsey, South East London, England. ... Leyton Orient F.C. are an English football team recently promoted to League One of the Football League. ...


Fulham and beyond

In 1997, Wilkins became the manager of Fulham, with former England teammate Kevin Keegan as "Chief Operating Officer" under him. Wilkins managed to take the big-spending side to the Second Division play-offs, but was sacked by chairman Mohamed Al-Fayed before the first game took place after Fulham lost the last three games of the regular season. Kevin Keegan, who replaced Wilkins, failed in his bid to guide the side through the play-offs that season. The two, once close England team-mates, have had frosty relations since. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fulham Football Club (FFC) are a football team based in Fulham, London. ... Joseph Kevin Keegan, OBE (born February 14, 1951 in Armthorpe, South Yorkshire)[1] is a former English football coach and player, and one of its all time greatest players. ... From 1892 until 1992, the Football League Second Division was the second highest division overall in English football. ... Mohamed Abdel Moneim Fayed (Arabic: محمد الفايد ) (born January 27, 1929) is an Egyptian-born businessman. ...


After leaving Fulham, Wilkins worked as a coach at Chelsea and Watford as a coach under Gianluca Vialli, on both occasions being sacked along with Vialli (in September 2000 and July 2002 respectively). He spent the next year working mainly as a pundit before joining Millwall as assistant manager to Dennis Wise in October 2003. Wilkins left the club along with Wise in May 2005, but returned in a consultancy role from March to October 2006. He continues to work as a pundit with Sky Sports. Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously as The Pensioners), founded in 1905, are an English Premier League football team. ... Watford Football Club are an English professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire. ... Gianluca Vialli (born July 9, 1964 in Cremona) is an Italian football striker and manager. ... Millwall Football Club are a professional football team based at the 20,146 capacity New Den Stadium in Zampa Road, Bermondsey, South East London, England. ... Dennis Frank Wise (born December 16, 1966 in Kensington) is an English football manager and former footballer, currently manager of Swindon Town F.C. Wise won 21 caps for England and scored 1 goal, on his debut against Turkey. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Wilkins famously provided the voice of the nonplussed pundit ("Super, Ralph") on the ads for the soft drink Tango in the 1990s. The ads were memorable for a large orange man slapping people who were consuming the drink, as if to emphasise the orange flavour. This was later changed from slapping to kissing after complaints from the public. The voice of the over-excited commentator alongside Wilkins was provided by comedian and mimic Hugh Dennis. Germans dancing on the Berlin Wall in late 1989, the symbol of the cold war divide falls down as the world unites in the 1990s. ... Orange—specifically, sweet orange—refers to the citrus tree Citrus sinensis (syn. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Hugh Dennis (born Peter Dennis, 1962) is a UK actor, comedian and writer. ...


External links

  • Ray Wilkins management career stats at Soccerbase
Preceded by
Micky Adams
Fulham F.C. Manager
1997-1998
Succeeded by
Kevin Keegan
Preceded by
Kevin Keegan
England football captain
1982
Succeeded by
Bryan Robson
England squad - 1982 World Cup

1 Clemence | 2 Anderson | 3 Brooking | 4 Butcher | 5 Coppell | 6 Foster | 7 Keegan | 8 Francis | 9 Hoddle | 10 McDermott | 11 Mariner | 12 Mills | 13 Corrigan | 14 Neal | 15 Rix | 16 Robson | 17 Sansom | 18 Thompson | 19 Wilkins | 20 Withe | 21 Woodcock | 22 Shilton | Coach: Greenwood Soccerbase is a web-based database of football-related data. ... Micky Adams (born 8 November 1961) is a professional football manager in England. ... Fulham Football Club (FFC) are a football team based in Fulham, London. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Joseph Kevin Keegan, OBE (born February 14, 1951 in Armthorpe, South Yorkshire)[1] is a former English football coach and player, and one of its all time greatest players. ... Joseph Kevin Keegan, OBE (born February 14, 1951 in Armthorpe, South Yorkshire)[1] is a former English football coach and player, and one of its all time greatest players. ... This article lists players who have captained the England national football team 10 or more times: Categories: | ... Bryan Robson, OBE (born January 11, 1957) is a former England, West Bromwich Albion, and Manchester United footballer who also captained his country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Qualifying countries The 1982 Football World Cup was held in Spain by decision of FIFA in July 1966, in the same session where FIFA gave the right to host the 1974 and 1978 tournaments to, respectively, West Germany and Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Raymond Neal Clemence, MBE (born 5 August 1948 in Skegness, England) was one of English and European footballs best and most decorated goalkeepers, part of the all-conquering Liverpool team of the 1970s. ... Vivian Anderson (born 29 August 1956) was the first black football player to represent England. ... Sir Trevor David Brooking, CBE (born 1948 in Barking) is a football player turned manager, pundit and administrator. ... In Englands white, RÃ¥sunda Stadium 1989 Terence Ian (Terry) Butcher (born December 28, 1958 in Singapore) is the current manager of Motherwell and former professional footballer who made his name as an uncompromising defender with Ipswich Town, Rangers and England in the 1980s. ... Stephen James Coppell (born 9 July 1955 in Norris Green, Liverpool) is the manager of Reading Football Club. ... Steve Foster (born 24th September 1957, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England) is ex-English national football player. ... Joseph Kevin Keegan, OBE (born February 14, 1951 in Armthorpe, South Yorkshire)[1] is a former English football coach and player, and one of its all time greatest players. ... Trevor John Francis (born April 19, 1954 in Plymouth, England), was educated at Plymouths Public Secondary School for Boys and was a noted footballer and Englands first £1 million player. ... Glenn Hoddle (born October 27, 1957 in Hayes, London) is a football manager and former player for Tottenham Hotspur and England. ... Terry McDermott (born December 8, 1951 in Kirkby, Merseyside) was a talented football midfielder in the great Liverpool side of the 1970s and 1980s. ... Paul Mariner (born Bolton, Lancashire, May 22, 1953) was a centre forward with Ipswich Town and England in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Michael Mick Denis Mills (born January 4, 1949 in Godalming, Surrey) was a football full back who, by the end of his career, had achieved Ipswich Towns amount of appearances record and captained England at the World Cup. ... Joe Corrigan (born November 18, 1948 in Manchester), is a former football goalkeeper who played for Manchester City and England. ... Philip Phil George Neal (born Irchester, Northants, February 20, 1951) is a much-decorated former footballer who is the only player to have appeared in the first five of Liverpools European Cup finals. ... Graham Rix (born October 23, 1957) is an English former football player and coach. ... Bryan Robson, OBE (born January 11, 1957) is a former England, West Bromwich Albion, and Manchester United footballer who also captained his country. ... Kenneth Graham Sansom (born September 26, 1958 in Camberwell, London) was an English footballer who remains his countrys most capped full back. ... Phil Thompson (born Liverpool, 21st January 1954) was a cultured defender in the dominant Liverpool team of the 1970s and 1980s who later returned to the club as first team coach. ... Peter Withe (born 30 August 1951, Liverpool) is a much-travelled English footballer of the 70s and 80s golden era. ... Anthony Stewart Tony Woodcock (born December 6, 1955) is an English former football player, who played as a striker. ... Peter Leslie Shilton OBE (born Leicester, England, September 18, 1949) was an outstanding goalkeeper who holds the record for most international appearances for his country. ... Ron Greenwood CBE (November 11, 1921 — February 8, 2006) was an English football player and manager, best known for being manager of the English national football team from 1977 until 1982. ...

England squad - 1986 World Cup Quarter-Finalists

1 Shilton | 2 Gary Stevens | 3 Sansom | 4 Hoddle | 5 Martin | 6 Butcher | 7 Bryan Robson | 8 Wilkins | 9 Hateley | 10 Lineker | 11 Waddle | 12 Anderson | 13 Woods | 14 Fenwick | 15 Gary A. Stevens | 16 Reid | 17 Steven | 18 Hodge | 19 Barnes | 20 Beardsley | 21 Dixon | 22 Bailey | Coach: Bobby Robson Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Qualifying countries The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Peter Leslie Shilton OBE (born Leicester, England, September 18, 1949) was an outstanding goalkeeper who holds the record for most international appearances for his country. ... Gary Stevens (born Michael Gary Stevens in Barrow-in-Furness, England, 27th March 1963) was an English footballer who shot to fame in the great Everton side of the 1980s. ... Kenneth Graham Sansom (born September 26, 1958 in Camberwell, London) was an English footballer who remains his countrys most capped full back. ... Glenn Hoddle (born October 27, 1957 in Hayes, London) is a football manager and former player for Tottenham Hotspur and England. ... Alvin Martin is one of West Ham Uniteds all-time greats, a true pro respected by fans and players alike. ... In Englands white, RÃ¥sunda Stadium 1989 Terence Ian (Terry) Butcher (born December 28, 1958 in Singapore) is the current manager of Motherwell and former professional footballer who made his name as an uncompromising defender with Ipswich Town, Rangers and England in the 1980s. ... Bryan Robson, OBE (born January 11, 1957) is a former England, West Bromwich Albion, and Manchester United footballer who also captained his country. ... Mark Wayne Hateley (born November 7, 1961) was an English football (soccer) player who played as a centre-forward. ... Gary Winston Lineker, OBE (born 30 November 1960 in Leicester) is a former English international football striker who scored ten World Cup goals for the England national team and is currently a sports broadcaster for the BBC. It was his sense of positioning and tap-ins that made him one... Christopher Roland Waddle (born December 14, 1960 in Heworth, Gateshead) is an English former footballer of the 1980s and 1990s. ... Vivian Anderson (born 29 August 1956) was the first black football player to represent England. ... Chris Woods (born November 14, 1959 in Boston, Lincolnshire) was a goalkeeper who was best known for being Peter Shiltons long-time understudy in the England team in the mid to late 1980s. ... Terence William Terry Fenwick (born November 17, 1959 in County Durham, England) is a former football player and coach. ... Gary Andrew Stevens (born Hillingdon, Middlesex, 30 March 1962) is a former English footballer. ... Peter Reid (Born June 20, 1956 in Huyton, Merseyside) was one of the most talented football players of the 1980s when he turned out for Bolton, Everton and England. ... Trevor Steven (born Berwick-upon-Tweed, England, September 21, 1963) was a highly-regarded England footballer who shot to fame with the all-conquering Everton side of the 1980s. ... Steve Hodge (born Nottingham, England, October 25, 1962) was an English footballer who enjoyed a high-profile club and international career in the 1980s and 1990s. ... John Charles Bryan Barnes (born November 7, 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica) was a hugely successful and well known Jamaican-born English football player of the 1980s and 1990s, and was once the manager of Celtic F.C. // Having moved to England as a boy, Barnes was noticed by Watford whilst... Peter Andrew Beardsley MBE (born January 18, 1961, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) was a renowned English footballer of the 1980s and 1990s, who once set a record transfer fee in the game and represented his country 59 times. ... Kerry Dixon (born 24 July 1961, in Luton, United Kingdom) is a former professional football player for Chelsea and England. ... Gary Richard Bailey (born August 9, 1958 in Ipswich, England) was an English football player, and the son of the Ipswich Town goalkeeper Roy Bailey. ... Sir Robert William Robson CBE, born February 18, 1933, usually known as Sir Bobby Robson, is a football manager and former football player. ...


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