Legendary Wolves and England midfielder Ron Flowers has been recognised by the Football Association for playing his part in the national team’s legacy.
The 85-year-old, who made 49 appearances and scored ten times for his country between 1955 and 1966 – when he was a member of England’s World Cup winning squad, has recently been presented with his own unique memento to celebrate his achievement.
Back in November, when England hosted Montenegro in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier, it marked the 1000th international men’s game, a significant milestone in the Three Lions’ 147-year history. To commemorate the occasion, the current squad took to the pitch wearing individual legacy numbers on their shirts, while the notable contributions of other former internationals were also recognised.
All former England captains, 50-plus cap internationals and 1966 World Cup winners were invited to the game, with attendees being presented with their own unique legacy number memento by FA chairman Greg Clarke.
However, Flowers – the 747th player to make his debut for the national team – was unable to attend the fixture, so Wolves’ head of marketing Russell Jones and Flowers’ grandson Tom recently presented him with his award at Brockton Hall Golf Club on behalf of the FA.
“It was a pleasure and honour to present Ron with this award from the FA”, Jones said. “He is an iconic figure for both Wolverhampton Wanderers and England and continues to be an ambassadorial figure for sport in the city through his presidency of the Former Players Association and his vice presidency of our club.”