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The 1966 FIFA World Cup

Celebrate England's greatest footballing triumph.

The 1966 FIFA World Cup

On 30 July 2016 English football celebrated the anniversary of a famous sporting triumph –  50 years since Alf Ramsey’s men won the 1966 FIFA World Cup™. In the midst of social revolution England would welcome the world, and the world’s best could not beat them. A core of world-class players, an unflappable skipper and a wily tactician at the helm – this was England’s time. The ‘wingless wonders’ defeated West Germany 4-2 in a thrilling final packed with tension, incident and controversy – leaving a legacy that still inspires the players of today. The Royal Mint issued issue this official £5 coin to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this landmark moment in sporting history.

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