Above: Pat Godbold, a legend of Ipswich FC herself proudly holds a Trevillion print of Sir Alf presented as a gift to Ipswich Town FC. The original painting is currently displayed at the National Football Museum whilst a delighted Trevillion is shown holding the replica Football Walk of Fame plaque.
The FOOTBALL WALK OF FAME visited Ipswich Town Football Club on Saturday 1st April 2017 presenting a plaque in honour of one of the most remarkable football managers of all time - Sir Alf Ramsey.
Photo (left): Trevillion, Andy Nelson (Sir Alf's Captain), Pat Godbold (Sir Alf's wonderful secretary) and Ray Crawford (Sir Alf's super striker) from Ramsey's 1961/62 First Division Championship winning team.
One of the 25 legends inaugurated into the Football Walk of Fame at the National Football Museum in June 2016, Sir Alf Ramsey’s achievements run deeper than 'just' winning the 1966 World Cup.
National Football Museum Interim Director Kevin Haygarth, said, “To do what Sir Alf Ramsey did with Ipswich, taking them from near the bottom of the then Third Division South to First Division Champions was remarkable. Then of course he went on to top that quite spectacularly in 1966.”
Photo (left): The National Football Museum team and ‘Master of Movement’ Paul Trevillion presented a unique copy of the Football Walk of Fame plaque ahead of the Tractor Boys' 1-1 draw with Birmingham City.
Said Ray Crawford: “I love this plaque because you can see the warmth in his eyes. That was him.”
Continued Ray: “Alf’s achievements in football must always be remembered. He was a real gentleman, there was never any bad language, you knew where you stood with him and you wanted to do well for him. He never asked you to do something you couldn’t do and he always picked the right teams.”
Said Trevillion “I got to know Alf quite well when he was a Tottenham player and I was working on the Lilywhite magazine in the ‘50’s. I did a drawing of Alf heading the ball. Alf was not pleased, he said, 'The higher the ball in the air, the lower the standard of play. Always draw me with the ball at my feet!' He was known as ‘The General’ because he always demanded the ball and directed play. Later in life he pulled me up on one of my Roy of the Rovers drawings. He said ‘you’ve drawn him leaning back too much, that shot would have gone over the bar!’ He was a football man from the top of his head to the bottom of his toes.”
“Forget what Leicester did last season, Ipswich Town is still English football’s biggest ever fairytale.”
The plaque will reside at Portman Road in the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand in the concourse area.
Sir Alf Ramsey's Football Walk of Fame plaque is the latest special presentation, with special Walk Of Fame plaques also now at Craven Cottage (George Cohen), Deepdale (Tom Finney), Bloomfield Road (Alan Ball) and in St Helen's (Lily Parr).
Photo (left): Great to see Ray Crawford's England shirt beautifully displayed on the wall inside Ipwich Town FC
The Football Walk Of Fame at the
National Football Museum
Trevillion pays homage, to Tom Finney
Tom Finney bronze plaque outside the National Football Museum.
Photo Credit: Jason Lock Photography
IN THE PHOTO: BRIAN FINNEY, SON OF THE GREAT SIR TOM FINNEY, HOLDS THE FOOTBALL WALK OF FAME PRESENTATION PLAQUE.
One of the greatest English footballers and Preston's favourite son has been honoured with a Football Walk of Fame plaque in his home town.
In 2016 Sir Tom Finney was immortalized with a bronze plaque in the Football Walk of Fame at the National Football Museum in Manchester. On 25th February 2017 during half time at the Preston North End v Brentford match, the presentation of a replica of the plaque was made to his son Brian Finney, dedicated to his father Sir Tom Finney at Preston North End, the football club where Finney played for his entire career.
The plaque, created from a pen and ink portrait drawing by the 'Master of Movement' Paul Trevillion, will reside in the main reception area of the Sir Tom Finney Stand at Deepdale.
The pen & ink artwork of Tom Finney by Paul Trevillion, which was used to create the image on the Football Walk of Fame plaque.
'Football Walk of Fame' Honours
at Bloomfield Road
On 26 November when Blackpool took on Newport County in EFL League 2, members of the National Football Museum team and ‘master of movement’ Paul Trevillion presented Alan Ball’s daughters Keely and Mandy Ball along with Blackpool F.C with their own Walk of Fame plaque.
Artist Paul Trevillion described the opportunity to make the presentation: “It is an honour, as it was a privilege to become a great friend of Alan Ball. I met Keely when she was a little girl, and I always remember how Alan talked so fondly about his family with a very special place in his heart for his wife Lesley. It was in the tangerine shirt of Blackpool, not the blue of Everton or the red of Arsenal that Alan became a World Cup ’66 hero.”
National Football Museum Director Dr Kevin Moore, speaking of the England and Blackpool great said: ‘Alan is part of an elite group of people who have won football’s greatest prize, it's natural that he should be one of the first to be presented with a place on the nationwide Football Walk of Fame.’
Special thanks to all at BLACKPOOL FC for creating this unique retro programme honouring FOOTBALL WALK OF FAME inductee, ALAN BALL - Legend of Blackpool FC & England .
Photo by Jason Lock Photography
HRH PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON (THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE) VISITED THE NFM IN MANCHESTER
THEY ARRIVED ALONG THE FOOTBALL WALK OF FAME MEETING AND GREETING WELL WISHERS AND THE NATIONAL MEDIA.
THE ROYAL COUPLE BEGAN THEIR GUIDED TOUR OF THE NFM AT THE TREVILLION 'FOOTBALL WALK OF FAME’ PAINTINGS
I AM A SPORTS FAN FIRST…ARTIST SECOND!
For close on 70 years I have drawn sports features for just about every national newspaper and most of the provincial Press.
For 60 years and counting I have held a Press Pass, but only ONCE during that time have I sat in the Press Box to watch a sporting event.
The Press Box is a great place (an uninterrupted view) to watch sport, especially football games. But down on the terraces with the football fans is the only place to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a football match.
“Do you sell your original Art?” This question has often been asked over the years. My standard “NO” response ended in 2014 when I decided for the first time to exhibit and sell original Trevillion art at the Strand Gallery, London."
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