Roy of the Rovers: The Official Autobiography of Roy of the Rovers

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The greatest story ever told by the world’s most beloved sportsman, Roy of the Rovers, in his own words for the first time. The shocking details of the five terrifying kidnappings that threatened to blight his playing career; the stomach-churning murder attempt in 1980, which left Roy in a life-threatening coma; the sickening car bomb attack that tragically killed eight of Roy's teammates while on a pre-season tour of Basran; the devastation of losing his wife, former Melchester club secretary Penny Laine, who died in a car accident that brought Roy closer than ever to quitting the game he loved. And finally the horrific helicopter crash in 1993 that resulted in the amputation of Roy's legendary left foot, bringing the curtain down on his sensational, game-clinching, goal scoring exploits. Candid, emotional, optimistic, and never nothing less than inspiring, the autobiography of the man all fans of the game know simply as Roy Race, aka "Roy of the Rovers," lays bare for the first time the truth behind soccer's ultimate fairy-tale story. It’s all Rover, and it is here for the first time for his fans to enjoy all in one victorious book.

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Roy Race was brought up surrounded by soccer. In 1955 he signed schoolboy forms for Melchester Rovers and, at 16, Roy made his first appearance for Melchester Rovers. He would go on to have the longest and most celebrated careers in world soccer.

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"There can be only one contender for sports book of the year: Giles Smith's Roy of the Rovers: the Official Autobiography. The man, the myth, the legend, the suspiciously large number of kidnappings - it's all here" Guardian "Roy Race's nickname has become a standard description of heroic triumphs against the odds... Real Roy of the Rovers stuff." Irish Independent "This chronicle is consistently superb; hilarious, yet veering at times towards the poignant ... comic gold" The Times "it's all delivered in the rich, full style of the typical football memoir. I looked at Alex Ferguson's for comparison and there isn't a cigarette paper between them. It is a glorious achievement." The Guardian

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