World cup winner Alan Ball dies aged 61 Apr 25, 2007 17:17:50 GMT 10 Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostMemberGive GiftBack to Top Post by littlelol on Apr 25, 2007 17:17:50 GMT 10 World Cup winner Alan Ball has died of a heart attack at the age of 61. Ball was a key member of the England side that won the World Cup in 1966 and went on to win 72 caps for his country. He started his career at Blackpool and went on to play for Everton, Arsenal and Southampton before a playing spell in the United States of America. He also managed seven clubs over a 19-year period, including two spells with Portsmouth as well as Southampton and Manchester City. Ball was awarded an MBE in 2000 for his services to football. He is the second member of the side that beat West Germany 4-2 at Wembley to pass away. Captain Bobby Moore died of cancer in 1993.