Bobby Moore: Sporting Legend
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Bobby Moore: Sporting Legend

By Jeff Powell

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Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Other Information: plates
Published In: United Kingdom, 13 August 2014
New edition of the bestselling biography of the England football legend. Bobby Moore was the embodiment of all that was great about English football. Captain of West Ham United, whom he led to the 1964 FA Cup and the 1965 European Cup Winners' Cup, and Captain of England in their triumph in the World Cup in 1966; he was loved and respected throughout the world.In this definitive and authorised biography, award-winning sports writer Jeff Powell - for many years a close family friend to Moore and his family - has created a powerful and fitting tribute to the legend, recreating the golden era of English football and the man at its helm.Apart from passionate accounts of Moore's greatest moments in football, Powell's unique access to Moore and his family enabled him to reveal the very private side of this supremely gentle man. Insights into Moore's friendships with Franz Beckenbauer, Eusebio and Pele, as well as with his 1966 World-Cup winning teammates and managers Alf Ramsey for England and Ron Greenwood at West Ham, illuminate this extraordinary story of a footballing life.Related here also is the inside story of Moore's life before and after football and how he found true happiness before the tragedy of his premature death from the cancer he kept a secret.

About the Author

Jeff Powell is one of Britain's most respected sports writers. In a career that has spanned more than 50 years, Powell has covered some of the most iconic moments in sporting history. He has written for the Daily Mail for more than 40 years, covering 11 World Cups and countless world title fights. Powell delivered the eulogy at Bobby Moore's funeral, describing it as 'one of the saddest yet one of the most moving days of my life.'

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A worthy testament to a fine man and a simply marvellous footballer. Daily Mail It is Powell's lucid picture of Moore the footballer - which makes the most indelible impression - An admirable portrait. Daily Telegraph It is fond and sometimes sentimental - As well as joy and dignity and finest hours - the story also includes business failures, a broken marriage and a decline - Powell does not gloss over any of it. The Independent

EAN: 9781849547390
ISBN: 1849547394
Publisher: Robson Press
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 centimeters (0.28 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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