English professional footballer who played as an inside forward, making over 350 senior appearances neil mannion bitcoin wiki Middlesbrough. Mannion was born on 16 May 1918 in South Bank, the son of Irish immigrants Tommy and Mary Mannion, and one of 10 children. He joined his local team Middlesbrough F. 1936 and went on to make 341 Football League appearances for them, scoring on 99 occasions.
He scored 110 goals in all competitions for Middlesbrough. Mannion joined the Green Howards and fought in France and Italy during World War II, acting as a subordinate to the Yorkshire and England cricketer Hedley Verity. 48 season he wanted a transfer, but Middlesbrough refused. In protest he did not play for them for much of the following season but he eventually backed down and started playing for Middlesbrough again. He was capped on 26 occasions by the England national team between 1946 and 1951, and his final appearance came on 3 October 1951. He was a member of the England squad for the 1950 FIFA World Cup. After initially retiring as a player in 1954, Mannion subsequently joined Hull City.
He was eventually awarded a testimonial match by Middlesbrough in 1983, alongside former Boro and England colleague George Hardwick. Journalist Nick Varley published a biography of Mannion called “Golden Boy” in 1997. Mannion died on 14 April 2000 at the age of 81. After his passing, Middlesbrough FC erected a statue of Mannion outside the Riverside Stadium. In 2004 it was announced he was being inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame at the National Football Museum. English Hall of Fame Profile Archived 15 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine. The Original Golden Boy: The Wilf Mannion Story”.