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Made his League debut as a 16-year-old with Huddersfield and reached Manchester United after spells with Torino (Italy) and Manchester City. Probably the best all-round inside-forward in British football and a superb snapper-up of scoring chances. His individualism has caused him to be dropped by Scotland at times, but the selectors have always been quick to recall Denis the Menace.    
1. Denis Law
Manchester United & Scotland
2. Jimmy Armfield
Blackpool & England
3. Jimmy Greaves
Tottenham Hotspur & England
Has played more than a dozen times for England, including one World Cup appearance, and his chance of further honours are brighter now that Southampton have made the First Division grade. Outside-right Terry, noted as a penalty expert, scored 16 goals when the Saints won promotion from Division Two in 1965-66. There are few more consistent or hard-working outside-rights than the speedy Liverpool lad who has made good with his local club. Never missed a match when Liverpool topped the First Division in 1965-66 and Ian won his second championship medal. Also played in the side which won the F.A. Cup in 1965, and followed up Under-23 honours when helping England beat France in a World Cup tie. Six-footer Tony is generally regarded as one of the most dangerous centre-forwards in the game, and particularly effective in the air. Consistent scorer for Villa, who signed him from Notts County for 22,000 in the Summer of 1963 and sold him to Chelsea for 100,000, in October, 1966. One of Tony's best Villa performances was to score four goals against Spurs in a 5-5 draw at White Hart Lane. (Seen here in Aston Villa colours).
4. Terry Paine
Southampton & England
5. Ian Callaghan
Liverpool & England
6. Tony Hately
Joined Stoke in August, 1966, after nearly six years with Arsenal - where this frail but talented inside-forward was an idol of the Highbury crowd. First made the grade in Irish League football  playing alongside his dad for Ards, and was only 19 when transferred to Newcastle for a big fee. Had an in-and-out career with England and was in the World Cup squad of 22 without getting a game. Rated the finest goalkeeper in the world and conceded only three goals (including a penalty)  in six games when England won the 1966 World Cup. First gained League experience in the old Third North with Chesterfield. Had to wait a while for his big chance after moving to Leicester - but subsequently played for them in two Cup Finals. This under-rated inside-right has become a regular goalgetter for club and country without gaining much personal glory. Striker-in-chief for Liverpool when they won two championships and the F.A. Cup in a spell of three seasons and then played in all England's World Cup ties - scoring three goals. A priceless asset to Liverpool, even if not a 'personality' like some of his England team-mates. 
7. George Eastham
Stoke & England 
8. Gordon Banks
Leicester & England
9. Roger Hunt
Liverpool & England 
The "golden boy" of British football, honours have come thick and fast to Bobby since first making his mark as a youth international. Was captain of England's team of World Cup winners and skipper of his club when they won the F.A. Cup and European Cup-winners trophy. Caused a sensation when he sought a transfer in April, 1966, but all was forgotten when he signed a new contract after the World Cup triumph. Captain of Fulham and an automatic choice as England's right-back since making his international debut in 1964. A one-club man throughout his career of ten years - because Fulham have constantly refused to accept tempting offers for his transfer. Cohen is an adventurous full-back who likes to storm upfield to set his team on the attack. Has dual nationality because his parents are Swiss, but Peter's ambition was always to play for England - and he finally gained a 'full' cap in 1966 after a dozen appearances at Under-23 level. A regular member of Chelsea's first team since 1960 and one of the finest goalkeepers in Britain. Asked Chelsea for a transfer in May, 1966.
10. Bobby Moore
West Ham United & England
11. George Cohen
Fulham and England
12. Peter Bonetti
Chelsea and England

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