Alan Ball

Date of birth12 May 1945
Place of birthFarnworth
NationalityEnglish
PositionMidfielder
Died25 April 2007

With Everton, 1st Division Champion 1970 FA Cup runner-up 1968

With Arsenal, FA Cup runner-up 1972

With Southampton, League Cup runner-up 1979.

A World Cup winner with England and League champion with Everton, Alan gave outstanding service to Arsenal in a generally disappointing era at Highbury.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Blackpool 01 May 1962 01 Aug 1966
Everton 01 Aug 1966 01 Dec 1971
Arsenal 01 Dec 1971 01 Dec 1976
Southampton 01 Dec 1976 01 Jul 1980
Blackpool 01 Jul 1980 01 Mar 1981
Southampton 01 Mar 1981 01 Jan 1983

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1964-65 Football League Inter League 1
1965-66 Football League Inter League 2
2
1966-67 Everton FA Cup 6
2
1966-67 Everton League Division One 41
15
1966-67 Everton UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 4
1
1966-67 Football Association XI Expo International Tournament 3
1
1967-68 Everton FA Cup 4
1967-68 Everton League Cup 2
1967-68 Everton League Division One 34
20
1967-68 Football League Inter League 2
1968-69 Everton FA Cup 5
1968-69 Everton League Cup 4
2
1968-69 Everton League Division One 40
16
1968-69 Football League Inter League 1
1
1969-70 Everton FA Cup 1
1
1969-70 Everton League Cup 3
1
1969-70 Everton League Division One 37
10
1970-71 Everton European Cup 6
3
1970-71 Everton FA Cup 6
3
1970-71 Everton League Division One 39
2
1971-72 Arsenal FA Cup 9
2
1971-72 Arsenal League Division One 18
3
1971-72 Everton League Cup 1
1971-72 Everton League Division One 17
3
1972-73 Arsenal FA Cup 7
4
1972-73 Arsenal League Cup 3
1972-73 Arsenal League Division One 40
10
1972-73 British Three Common Market
1
1973-74 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1973-74 Arsenal League Cup 1
1973-74 Arsenal League Division One 36
13
1974-75 Arsenal FA Cup 8
1
1974-75 Arsenal League Division One 30
9
1975-76 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1975-76 Arsenal League Cup 2
1975-76 Arsenal League Division One 39
9
1976-77 Arsenal League Cup 6
1976-77 Arsenal League Division One 14
1
1976-77 Southampton FA Cup 6
1
1976-77 Southampton League Division Two 23
1
1977-78 Southampton FA Cup 4
1977-78 Southampton League Cup 3
1977-78 Southampton League Division Two 41
5
1978-79 Southampton FA Cup 6
1
1978-79 Southampton League Cup 8
1978-79 Southampton League Division One 42
2
1979-80 Southampton FA Cup 1
1979-80 Southampton League Cup 1
1979-80 Southampton League Division One 26
1
1980-81 Southampton League Division One 10
1981-82 Southampton FA Cup 1
1981-82 Southampton League Cup 1
1981-82 Southampton League Division One 41
1
1981-82 Southampton UEFA Cup 4
1982-83 Southampton League Cup 2
1982-83 Southampton League Division One 12
1
1982-83 Southampton UEFA Cup 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Mar 1965 SCOTTISH LEAGUE v FOOTBALL LEAGUE D 2-2 INTER LEAGUE
27 Oct 1965 FOOTBALL LEAGUE v LEAGUE OF IRELAND W 5-0 INTER LEAGUE
16 Mar 1966 FOOTBALL LEAGUE v SCOTTISH LEAGUE L 1-3 INTER LEAGUE
27 Sep 1967 BELGIAN LEAGUE v FOOTBALL LEAGUE D 2-2 INTER LEAGUE
20 Mar 1968 FOOTBALL LEAGUE v SCOTTISH LEAGUE W 2-0 INTER LEAGUE
26 Mar 1969 SCOTTISH LEAGUE v FOOTBALL LEAGUE W 1-3 INTER LEAGUE


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1964-65 England International Friendly 3
1
1964-65 England Under-23 7
1
1965-66 England British Championships 1
1965-66 England FIFA World Cup 4
1965-66 England International Friendly 4
1965-66 England Under-23 1
1
1966-67 England International Friendly 5
1
1966-67 England UEFA European Championship 3
1967-68 England International Friendly 2
1
1967-68 England UEFA European Championship 5
1
1968-69 England British Championships 3
1968-69 England International Friendly 5
1968-69 England Unofficial 1
1969-70 England British Championships 2
1969-70 England FIFA World Cup 3
1
1969-70 England International Friendly 4
3
1970-71 England British Championships 2
1970-71 England International Friendly 1
1970-71 England UEFA European Championship 3
1971-72 England British Championships 1
1
1971-72 England UEFA European Championship 4
1972-73 England British Championships 3
1972-73 England Centenary Match 1
1972-73 England FIFA World Cup 3
1
1972-73 England International Friendly 2
1973-74 England International Friendly
1
1974-75 England British Championships 3
1974-75 England International Friendly 1
1974-75 England UEFA European Championship 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
04 Nov 1964 Wales v England W 2-3 U23
25 Nov 1964 England v Romania W 5-0 U23
24 Feb 1965 Scotland v England D 0-0 U23
07 Apr 1965 England v Czechoslovakia D 0-0 U23
09 May 1965 Yugoslavia v England D 1-1 International Friendly
12 May 1965 West Germany v England W 0-1 International Friendly
16 May 1965 Sweden v England W 1-2 International Friendly
25 May 1965 West Germany v England L 1-0 U23
29 May 1965 Czechoslovakia v England D 0-0 U23
02 Jun 1965 Austria v England D 0-0 U23
03 Nov 1965 England v France W 3-0 U23
08 Dec 1965 Spain v England W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Jan 1966 England v Poland D 1-1 International Friendly
23 Feb 1966 England v West Germany W 1-0 International Friendly
02 Apr 1966 Scotland v England W 3-4 British Championships
26 Jun 1966 Finland v England W 0-3 International Friendly
03 Jul 1966 Denmark v England W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Jul 1966 Poland v England W 0-1 International Friendly
11 Jul 1966 England v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
23 Jul 1966 England v Argentina W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
26 Jul 1966 England v Portugal W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
30 Jul 1966 England v Germany W 4-2 FIFA World Cup Final
22 Oct 1966 Northern Ireland v England W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 8
02 Nov 1966 England v Czechoslovakia D 0-0 International Friendly
16 Nov 1966 England v Wales W 5-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
15 Apr 1967 England v Scotland L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 8
24 May 1967 England v Spain W 2-0 International Friendly
27 May 1967 Austria v England W 0-1 International Friendly
21 Oct 1967 Wales v England W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 8
06 Dec 1967 England v USSR D 2-2 International Friendly
24 Feb 1968 Scotland v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
03 Apr 1968 England v Spain W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
08 May 1968 Spain v England W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
01 Jun 1968 West Germany v England L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 1968 England v Yugoslavia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
06 Nov 1968 Romania v England D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Jan 1969 England v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
03 May 1969 Northern Ireland v England W 1-3 British Championships
07 May 1969 England v Wales W 2-1 British Championships
10 May 1969 England v Scotland W 4-1 British Championships
01 Jun 1969 Mexico v England D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 1969 Mexico v England W 0-4 UNOFFICIAL
08 Jun 1969 Uruguay v England W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Jun 1969 Brazil v England L 2-1 International Friendly
10 Dec 1969 England v Portugal W 1-0 International Friendly
25 Feb 1970 Belgium v England W 1-3 International Friendly
18 Apr 1970 Wales v England D 1-1 British Championships
25 Apr 1970 Scotland v England D 0-0 British Championships
20 May 1970 Colombia v England W 0-4 International Friendly
24 May 1970 Ecuador v England W 0-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 1970 England v Romania W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
07 Jun 1970 England v Brazil L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
11 Jun 1970 Czechoslovakia v England W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
14 Jun 1970 Germany v England L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
25 Nov 1970 England v East Germany W 3-1 International Friendly
03 Feb 1971 Malta v England W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
21 Apr 1971 England v Greece W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
12 May 1971 England v Malta W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
15 May 1971 Northern Ireland v England W 0-1 British Championships
22 May 1971 England v Scotland W 3-1 British Championships
10 Nov 1971 England v Switzerland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
01 Dec 1971 Greece v England W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
29 Apr 1972 England v West Germany L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
13 May 1972 West Germany v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
27 May 1972 Scotland v England W 0-1 British Championships
11 Oct 1972 England v Yugoslavia D 1-1 International Friendly
15 Nov 1972 Wales v England W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
24 Jan 1973 England v Wales D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
14 Feb 1973 Scotland v England W 0-5 Centenary Match
12 May 1973 Northern Ireland v England W 1-2 British Championships
15 May 1973 England v Wales W 3-0 British Championships
19 May 1973 England v Scotland W 1-0 British Championships
27 May 1973 Czechoslovakia v England D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Jun 1973 Poland v England L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
03 Apr 1974 Portugal v England D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Mar 1975 England v West Germany W 2-0 International Friendly
16 Apr 1975 England v Cyprus W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
11 May 1975 Cyprus v England W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
17 May 1975 Northern Ireland v England D 0-0 British Championships
21 May 1975 England v Wales D 2-2 British Championships
24 May 1975 England v Scotland W 5-1 British Championships


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.