One 2 Eleven with Ken Wagstaff
Hull City & Mansfield Town Legend on his Memorable Career

The Greatest Ever Tiger in full flight!

Ken Wagstaff was born in 1942 in Nottinghamshire. He played his entire career with just two clubs; Mansfield Town and Hull City.

Fans of both clubs voted him their Player of the Century in 2000 – the only player to be named so by two different football league clubs.

During his four years at Mansfield Wagstaff netted 93 times in 181 appearances. He moved to Hull for a then club record £40,000 in 1964 and rattled in 197 goals in 434 appearances over 11 seasons.

He spent his post-playing days running pubs and clubs and has always been very active in charity work. Now fully retired, he lives in Hull near his family.

First Car:

Ford Capri 2ltr

Team Supported as a Boy:

Manchester United: “The Busby Babes”

Boyhood Hero:

Jack Nicklaus… and he still is my hero. I would absolutely love to meet him. I do have a signed cap from him to me, saying: “To Waggy, from the Golden Bear Jack Nicklaus”

Yeah! This is how it feels to be Ken Wagstaff's hero!
Yeah! This is how it feels to be Ken Wagstaff’s hero!

Most Valued Memorabilia:

My Gold Watch presented by Mansfield Town F.C. to commemorate scoring 41 goals in season 1962 to 1963.

Best Team Played Against:

I’ve played against a few but I’d probably say Chelsea.

Best Opponent Faced:

Dave Mackay, a really good defender.

Worst Ground Played At:

Chester. I didn’t like the showers!

Best Player Ever Seen:

There have been a few, George Best, Charlie Cooke – but the best has got to be Bobby Moore.

Moment I’d Like Saved to DVD:

It would have to be putting 2 goals by Gordon Banks.

Wagstaff scored twice in the last ten minutes, swinging on a Stamford Bridge goalpost in celebration of the first, to earn Hull a replay in ’66.

Best Goal Scored:

My 2nd goal scored in the FA Cup in 1966 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, making it a 2-2 draw.

Best Friend in the Game:

“Chillo”, Chris Chilton… and to this day he is still my best friend.

Boothferry Park or Field Mill?

By far Boothferry Park. It was voted the best ground for 5 years.

How Will England Do at the World Cup This Year?

Well it’s difficult to say, it depends on how they play in those conditions with the heat etc, but to be honest I don’t think they are good enough for this World Cup, but you never know they might surprise me… hopefully!

Watch Ken at his best as he puts two past Gordon Banks in a FA Cup tie from 1971:

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