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Title: BOBBY MOORE
THE MAN IN FULL
By: Matt Dickinson
Format: Electronic book text

List price: £9.99


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ISBN 10: 1446483320
ISBN 13: 9781446483329
Publisher: VINTAGE PUBLISHING
Pub. date: 11 September, 2014
Pages: 384
Description: 'Immaculate footballer. Imperial defender. Immortal hero of 1966. Master of Wembley. Captain extraordinary. Gentleman of all time.' These are some of the words inscribed beneath the statue of England's World Cup-winning captain, Bobby Moore, at Wembley stadium.
Synopsis: `Immaculate footballer. Imperial defender. Immortal hero of 1966. Master of Wembley. Captain extraordinary. Gentleman of all time.' With these words, inscribed beneath the statue of England's World Cup-winning captain, the nation remembers Bobby Moore. But what do we really know about this iconic figure? Pele called him the greatest - and fairest - defender he ever played against. His feats for West Ham United and England are legendary and his technical mastery of the game years ahead of its time. Yet off the pitch, Moore knew scandal, bankruptcy, divorce and drink. He endured a string of business failures and maintained links with the East End underworld. Ignored by the football world post-retirement, this great of the game drifted into obscurity and, famously, was never honoured with a knighthood. Acclaimed football writer Matt Dickinson traces the journey of this Essex boy who became the patron saint of English football, peeling away the layers of legend and looking at Moore's life from all sides - in triumph, in failure, in full.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Vintage Digital
Prizes: Winner of British Sports Book Awards: Best Autobiography/Biography 2015 (UK) Short-listed for William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2014 (UK) Short-listed for The British Sports Book Awards: Football Book of the Year Short-listed for British Sports Book Awards: Outstanding Sports Writing
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