former Southampton F.C. player, manager, and chairperson.
8-foot bronze statue unveiled outside St Mary’s, Southampton F.C.
Southampton, Hampshire on 22nd March 2008
Ted Bates was known as Mr. Southampton and the statue was erected in recognition of his 66 years of loyal service to his beloved club.
This version of the statue is not to be confused with the original version by a different artist which was unveiled the previous year but was removed as it was deemed unsatisfactory.