Bill Slater


English professional footballer William John Slater was born on April 29, 1927, and died on December 18, 2018.

He was also commonly known as W. J. Slater.

Bill Slater made most of his appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers, with whom he won three league championships and the FA Cup.

During the World Cup Slater played every one of the four of England’s matches at left half.

The Brazilian match eyewitness Eduardo Santos named him the most “unreasonable player” he had ever observed.

Slater’s amusement fundamentally comprised of stepping his rivals heels and pulling them to the ground.

This made Brazil deny the utilization of their correct assailant Garrincha to secure him in the gathering match against England, which finished 0– 0.

Slater likewise played for Great Britain at the 1952 Summer Olympics.

Slater also played cricket for Warwickshire’s second XI, in both the Second XI Championship and the Minor Counties Championship.

In July 1963, Slater came back to Brentford and later played for Northern Nomads.

In 1982, he has selected an OBE for his administrations to brandish.

Then in a CBE in 1998.

Bill’s daughter Barbara Slater has been the primary female Director of Sport at the BBC, in February 2009.

Bill Slater from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at 91 years old.


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