During the tournament we’re taking the opportunity to look at some of our footballing links, with profiles of personalities from the past.

HAROLD SHEPHERDSON played just 17 times for his home-town club, Middlesbrough, whom he joined in 1937, before The Second World War interrupted his career.

ShepardsonHarold Shepherdson became the assistant to Sir Alf Ramsey and the national team.

He was an integral part of the management that took England to World Cup glory in 1966.

Did you know that only the 11 players who featured in the 4-2 final win over West Germany received medals?

After a sustained campaign, non-playing staff were awarded winners’ medals and Harold Shepherdson’s widow, Margaret, received his in 2009.