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Alan Ball

Postby The GFP » May 31st, 2012, 12:13 am

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Full Name : Alan James Ball (MBE)
Date Of Birth : 12th May 1945
Date Of Death : 25th April 2007 (61), Heart Attack while trying to put out a garden fire
Place Of Birth : Farnworth, Lancashire, England
Place Of Death : Warsash, Hampshire, England
Height : 5ft 6" (1.68m)
Weight : 10st 4lbs (66kg)
Position : Right Midfield
Foot : Right

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Career Summary
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Arsenal Games : 217
Arsenal Goals : 52
Arsenal Debut : 27th December 1971 - Nottingham Forest 1-1 Arsenal (Division 1)
Last Arsenal Game : 4th December 1976 - Arsenal 5-3 Newcastle United (Division 1)
International : England - 72 Caps & 8 Goals

1960–61 : Ashton Utd
1960–61 : Wolverhampton Wanderers
1961 : Bolton Wanderers (Training)
1961-66 : Blackpool (September 1961)
1966-71 : Everton (£112k) (August 1966)
1971-76 : Arsenal (£220k) (December 1971)
1976 : Hellenic (South Africa) (Loan)
1976-80 : Southampton (£60,000)
1978 : Philadelphia Fury (NASL) (Free) (May 1978)
1979 : Vancouver Whitecaps (NASL) (Free) (June 1979)
1980 : Blackpool (Free) (February 1980)
1981 : Southampton (Free) (March 1981)
1982 : Floreat Athena (Australia) (Loan)
1982 : Eastern Athletic (Hong Kong) (October 1982)
1983 : Bristol Rovers (January 1983)
1984 : Retired (June 1984)

Coaching Career
1978 (Jun) : Hired as Philadelphia Fury Player/Manager (NASL)
1980 (Feb) : Hired as Blackpool Player/Manager
1981 (Feb) - Sacked as Blackpool Player/Manager
1984 (May) : Hired as Portsmouth Manager
1989 (Jan) : Sacked as Portsmouth Manager
1989 (Feb) : Hired as Colchester United Assistant Manager
1989 (Oct) : Left as Colchester United Assistant Manager
1989 (Oct) : Hired as Stoke City Assistant Manager
1989 (Oct) : Hired as Stoke City Manager
1991 (Feb) : Sacked as Stoke City Manager
1991 (Jul) : Hired as Exeter City Manager
1992 (Feb) : Hired as England Coach
1992 (Aug) : Left as England Coach
1994 (Jan) : Left as Exeter City Manager
1994 (Jan) : Hired as Southampton Manager
1995 (Jul) : Left as Southampton Manager
1995 (Jul) : Hired as Manchester City Manager
1997 (Aug) : Resigned as Manchester City Manager
1998 (Feb) : Hired as Portsmouth Manager
1999 (Dec) : Sacked as Portsmouth Manager

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Career In Detail
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1978
Philadelphia Fury : 26 Games & 5 Goals
North American Soccer League - 25 Games & 5 Goals
Play Offs - 1 Game & 0 Goals

1979
Philadelphia Fury : 8 Games & 0 Goals
North American Soccer League - 8 Games & 0 Goals

1979
Vancouver Whitecaps : 22 Games & 8 Goals
North American Soccer League - 15 Games & 8 Goals
Play Offs - 7 Games & 0 Goals

1980
Vancouver Whitecaps : 16 Games & 2 Goals
North American Soccer League - 16 Games & 2 Goals

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Honours
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England
1966 : World Cup Winners

Everton
1969–70 : Division 1 Champions

Vancouver Whitecaps (USA)
1979 : NASL Champions

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Blackpool

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Everton

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Arsenal

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Arsenal

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Arsenal

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Southampton

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Philadelphia Fury (NASL)

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Vancouver Whitecaps (NASL)

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Vancouver Whitecaps (NASL) With Bob McNab

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Bristol Rovers

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England (1966 World Cup Final)

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1978 NASL Rochester Lancers at Philadelphia Fury
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