Ronald Flowers MBE was an English professional footballer know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Grandchildren, Parents and Biography
Ron Flowers Biography
|Birthdate ( Age)||28 July 1934|
|Died||12 November 2021|
|Place of Birth||New Edlington, United Kingdom|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
Ronald Flowers was an English professional footballer, who played as a midfielder, and was most known for his time at Wolverhampton Wanderers. He was a member of England’s victorious 1966 World Cup squad. He was the elder brother of John Flowers. Ron Flowers has died aged 87.The former midfielder, who was a member of Sir Alf Ramsey’s iconic squad, played over 450 games for Wolverhampton Wanderers during his impressive career.
Early Life and Family
Ron Flowers was Born on 28 July 1934 in Edlington, Doncaster, England.Flowers began his career at Wolves in 1952.His younger brother, John Flowers, and his uncle, George Flowers both played over 100 games professionally for Doncaster Rovers.
Ron Flowers Wife
Ron Flowers was married with wife Yvonne Flowers.They have a child together named Glenn.They have grand children also and In March 2017, Flowers’ grandson, Harry, was signed by Premier League side Burnley on a contract until June 2018.
Ron Flowers Net Worth
Ronald Flowers was an English professional footballer, who played as a midfielder, and was most known for his time at Wolverhampton Wanderers has an estimated Net Worth is arouns $4 Million.
Flowers began in the Doncaster Rovers academy, where his father played semi-professionally. Whilst he flourished on the pitch at Belle Vue, he also trained as an apprentice at the Doncaster rail sheds, at his father’s insistence that he learn a trade outside of football. He was later released by Doncaster and joined the Wolves’ nursery side Wath Wanderers, where he soon came to the attention of the highly successful Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Stan Cullis.
Flowers won 49 caps for England and scored ten goals. His international debut came on 15 May 1955 in a 1–0 friendly defeat to France. He went on to appear in the 1962 World Cup and scored two goals from the penalty spot in the first two games of the group stage. From November 1958 (his second international appearance) until April 1963, he appeared in 40 consecutive England international matches; only Billy Wright has appeared in more.
He also has the distinction of scoring England’s first goal in a European Football Championships game – in the qualifying round first leg against France at Hillsborough on 3 October 1962.Although his last England cap came before the finals (a friendly win over Norway), he was a member of the squad that won the 1966 World Cup, being the oldest and earliest-capped member of the squad. Flowers narrowly missed out on playing in the final itself. ‘
Jack Charlton who was due to play, caught a cold on the eve of the West Germany match. Flowers was approached by his manager, Alf Ramsey, the night before the final and told that if Charlton had not recovered by the morning he was on. After a sleepless night, it turned out that Charlton was fine in the morning and, ultimately, Flowers never kicked a ball at the tournament.
In the 1966 World Cup final only the 11 players on the pitch at the end of the 4–2 win over West Germany received medals. Following a Football Association led campaign to persuade FIFA to award medals to all the winners’ squad members, Flowers was presented with his medal by Gordon Brown at a ceremony at 10 Downing Street on 10 June 2009.
In an article in the England international Official Match-Day Programme for the FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Ukraine on 1 April 2009, Flowers was cited as England’s best ever penalty taker (shared with Alan Shearer). He converted all six of the penalties he took for England.