Signed card by Walter Winterbottom the Manchester United footballer

Signed card by Walter Winterbottom the Manchester United footballer

This is a genuine signature of former Manchester United player Walter Winterbottom. This credit card size piece of plain card is mounted on a pale yellow A4 size card and has a fabulous example of the Winterbottom autograph in blue ink. Winterbottom played his first game in 1936 and was part of the team that won promotion to the First Division in 1938. He appeared in twenty six first team games before a spinal ailment curtailed his career. Walter Winterbottom had an amazing football career after he finished playing he managed the England team (and arranged travel, accommodation and meals) for its first four World Cup competitions, in 1950, 1954, 1958 and 1962. He remains the only manager to have taken England to more than two World Cup Finals, and one of only two managers in the world to have managed the same national team at four consecutive World Cup Finals tournaments Immediately after the 1962 World Cup he resigned, as was succeeded by Alf Ramsey as England manager. He was created an OBE in 1963 and a CBE in 1972, and was awarded a knighthood in 1978. He died, aged 89, in February 2002. Winterbottom was posthumously inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2005 in recognition of his contribution as a manager to the English game on a national level.

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