A new biography on the late Bobby Moore, captain of England's World Cup winning side of 1966, one of the greatest footballers of his generation, and a man who personified Britain in the swinging sixties. This is his powerful and moving life story, including his battle against cancer, as told by his first wife Tina. With her, he went through all the triumphs and crises of his professional career - the life-threatening illness that struck him at 23, his clashes with West Ham (and later England) manager Ron Greenwood, his emergence as a footballer of international renown, the almost unheard of media intrusion and the kidnap threats on their children, that amazing 1966 World Cup Final day, the drama of Bogota when he was accused of theft, and his depression as he struggled to adapt to the end of his playing career. Tina Moore's story of her life with Bobby, the break-up of their marriage and what happened afterwards, is inspirational, candid and told with revelations and authentic insight into what made Bobby tick.
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Julie Welch, who collaborated with Tina Moore on this book, was the first female football reporter on a national newspaper, The Sunday Times, in the Seventies. A Tottenham Hotspur fan, she wrote an autobiographical play for BBC TV about a young female devotee of Spurs' midfielder and captain, Danny Blanchflower, and recently praised stadium redevelopment in Britain for its improvements in facilities for women. She also presented Sporting Profiles for Radio 5 in 1994.Review:
'He was my friend, as well as the greatest defender I ever played against' Pele 'Bobby Moore was a real gentleman' Franz Beckenbauer
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110007173962