Former Wolves captain Bill Slater has expired at age 91, after suffering with Alzheimer’s disease and illness.

Slater won three league titles in the 1950s and lifted the FA Cup after leading the street in Wembley at 1960 to a 3-0 triumph over Blackburn.

Remains the amateur to perform in an FA Cup final – at 1951 for Blackpool.

He’s also the only real player.

Slater won that accolade while studying for a BSc degree at university.

And the team also have said that they are”extremely saddened” to learn of his departure.

“Bill grabbed the hearts of Wolves supporters during the club’s most prosperous period and you will be remembered with wonderful fondness,” a Wolves statement said.

The prior halfback – its own equivalent are described as a midfielder – made 339 looks for the West Midlands club, also played four times and has been selected for the uk at the 1952 Olympic Games.

Football was not his sole sporting fire. He worked as manager of PE at Birmingham and Liverpool University and eventually also became president of the British Gymnastics Association in 1989.

Clitheroe-born Slater, who received also a CBE in 1998, and the OBE in 1982 was a father of four – containing BBC director of sport Barbara Slater – and Chairman of eight.


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