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Ball, Alan James (1945–2007), footballer and football manager, was born on 12 May 1945 at 2 Brookhouse Avenue, Farnworth, Lancashire, the son of (James) Alan Ball, builder's joiner, later publican, and his wife, Violet, née Duckworth. His father was an occasional professional footballer with ...

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Alan James Ball (1945–2007) by Bob Thomas, 1975 Bob Thomas / Getty Images

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John Norman Haynes (1934–2005) by Ken Coton, 1966 © Ken Coton; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Haynes, John Norman [Johnny] (1934–2005), footballer and businessman, was born on 17 October 1934 at the Middlesex Hospital Annexe, St Pancras, London, the son of Edward Robert Haynes, printer's packer, later Post Office clerical assistant, of 3 Grafton Terrace, St Pancras, and his wife, ...

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Maley, William [Willie] (1868–1958), football manager and businessman, was born at the barracks, Newry, co. Down, on 25 April 1868, the third of six sons of Thomas Maley, a sergeant instructor with the North British fusiliers, and his wife, Mary, née Montgomery. He spent most of his childhood near ...

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Quinton, Sir John Grand (1929–2012), banker and football executive, was born at Hilton, 23 The Avenues, Recreation Road, Norwich, on 21 December 1929, the younger son and second of the three children of William Grand Quinton (1898–1968), then a clerk at Barclays Bank...

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Roberts, Charles [Charlie] (1883–1939), footballer and businessman, was born on 9 April 1883 at his parents' home, 12 Fry Street, Darlington, the youngest son of Jacob Roberts and his wife, Elizabeth Beech. His father was a puddler in an ironworks in Staffordshire and moved to ...