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Considered among the greatest goalkeepers of all time and one of English football's defining figures over a career that spanned more than two decades, Neville Southall has for the first time decided to tell his extraordinary life story. Uncompromising, unorthodox and often unkempt, Southall's career followed an incredible trajectory: from football-mad binman, to the greatest goalkeeper in the world in the space of a few years. Southall's amazing story is the ultimate antidote to the dull stereotype of the modern footballer.
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"Soars way beyond the realm of the standard football biography." -- Ian Herbert, The Independent
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"[Southall's] no-frills style comes over loudly, clearly and refreshingly in the telling of his entertaining story." -- ESPN
"One of the year's unexpected pleasures" -- The Sports Bookshelf
Neville Southall was born in Llandudno in 1958. He left school at 16 and worked as a hod carrier, binman and waiter, while rising through the ranks of amateur and non-league football. His breakthrough in 1980 came with Bury, and a year later he joined Howard Kendall's Everton. Over a 16-year Goodison career Southall would go on to become the club's most decorated player, twice winning the League Championship and FA Cup, as well as the 1985 European Cup Winners Cup. He was awarded Footballer Writers' Player of the Year in 1985, an MBE in 1995 for services to football and is Wales's most capped player.
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- PublisherDe Coubertin Books
- Publication date2015
- ISBN 10 1909245232
- ISBN 13 9781909245235
- Number of pages1