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Vic Buckingham Biography
Vic F Buckingham (1915? - January, 1995) was an English association footballer whose approach, as a manager, was a precursor of the Total Football philosophy.

Buckingham joined Tottenham Hotspur F.C. in 1935 and played 230 games as a defensive midfielder before leaving in 1949. He started his managerial career with amateur teams Pegasus F.C. and Bradford Park Avenue F.C. before attracting the attention of the senior clubs. His approach is often seen as a precursor of the Total Football philosophy. During his management of Ajax, he spotted the young Johan Cruijff who was to go on to develop that concept as a mature strategy.

Managerial career:

Oxford University;
Pegasus F.C.;
Bradford Park Avenue F.C., (??-1959);
West Bromwich Albion F.C., (1952-1959);
Ajax, (1959-1961 and 1964-1965);
Sheffield Wednesday F.C., (1961-1964);
Fulham F.C., (1965-1968?);
Ethnikos Pireaus;
FC Barcelona;
He died in Chichester, England
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