A Massive Loss – For Club And Country
Wolves’ second most capped England player, Ron Flowers, has passed away at the age of 87.
The announcement came on the morning of the England v Albania World Cup qualifier, guaranteeing a solemn pre-match note to proceedings at Wembley tonight.
The powerful wing-half played a colossal 512 League and cup games for Wolves and stands fifth in the club’s all-time record appearance-makers’ list.
He was the most notable of the famous Wath Wanderers nursery in his native South Yorkshire and went on to represent his country 49 times at senior level.
He was a triple League title winner at Molineux and also played in the 3-0 FA Cup final victory over Blackburn in 1960.
Beyond that, he was a club captain in the early 1960s who also had significant experience in the same era as skipper of the national team and is regarded as one of England’s finest penalty-takers.
He was among the group of non-playing 1966 reserves who were belatedly awarded World Cup winners’ medals more than a decade ago. He was then awarded the MBE in the New Year’s Honours list last winter.
Flowers scored 37 competitive goals for Wolves and is a lifetime vice-president at Molineux.
We have already written and published our own very full tribute to Ron – it is to be found in our Obits area. Of course, we also express our deepest condolences to his family and closest friends.