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Alf Sherwood

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Full nameAlfred Thomas Sherwood
Date of birth13 November 1923
Place of birthAberaman, Wales
Date of death12 March 1990(age 66)
Place of deathCowbridge, Wales
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing positionDefender

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Alfred Thomas "Alf" Sherwood (13 November 1923 12 March 1990) was a Welsh international footballer. Between 1947 and 1957, he gained a total of 41 Caps.Known as the King of the sliding tacklers, Sherwood was an ex-miner who threw his all into the game especially when facing the England forward, Stanley Matthews, who described him as "the most difficult opponent he ever played against". His qualities were pace, sureness of tackle and a great positional sense. Sherwood also captained Wales to a famous win over England in 1955.

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