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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.

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Roy Race was brought up surrounded by football. In 1955 he signed schoolboy forms for Melchester Rovers and, at sixteen, Roy made his first appearance for Melchester Rovers. He would go on to have the longest and most celebrated careers in world football. He has a son, Roy, and two daughters, Melinda and Diana.


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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