Shirebrook's Ray Wilson was one of the lowest profile members of England's 1966 World Cup winning team. The left-back, who was capped for his country 63 times, played in every England game in the 1966 finals.

Made in Mansfield - A World Cup winner, an FA Cup winner, an Olympic double gold medalist and 11 other locals who shone in their sport

Not much matches Mansfield – that’s the saying anyway.

By Stephen Thirkill
Saturday, 4th December 2021, 8:56 pm
Updated Saturday, 4th December 2021, 9:19 pm

Whether it’s true or not it can’t be denied that Mansfield and the surrounding area has produced some brilliant sports stars, including a World Cup winner, an Olympic gold medalist, an FA Cup winner and perhaps the most infamous cricketer of all time.

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