Harold Shepherdson

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Harold Shepherdson (28 October 1918 – 14 September 1995) was an English football player, coach and manager.

Born in Middlesbrough, Shepherdson signed for his home town club in 1936, but saw his playing career interrupted by the Second World War and ultimately made just 17 league appearances.

He is most notable for having been Alf Ramsey's long-term assistant as England manager, including during the successful 1966 World Cup campaign. Shepherdson also had a spell as caretaker manager of Middlesbrough in 1973.

Originally, only the eleven players who featured in the 4-2 win over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final received medals. Following a Football Association led campaign to persuade FIFA to award medals to every non-playing squad and staff member, Margaret Shepherdson received a medal on behalf of her late husband from Gordon Brown at a ceremony at 10 Downing Street on 10 June 2009.[1]

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