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My Life in Football by Trevor Brooking
  

My Life in Football

Biography / Autobiography   Sport from the Armchair   

Sue Baker's view...

Trevor Brooking’s early talent led to a number of clubs anxious to sign him, as West Ham was the only to allow him to continue his school studies, that’s where he went and it led to an extraordinary 17 years with the club. Worthwhile buying to read of his career as a successful footballer, his involvement in the FA makes his views on the future of football essential reading for every football fan.

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My Life in Football by Trevor Brooking

When Trevor Brooking was still at school, the Essex-born teenager was one of the most eagerly pursued prospects in London, but he chose to go to West Ham United - the only club that was prepared to allow him to complete his studies - and so began a lifelong attachment to the Upton Park outfit. In 1967 he made his debut for the club, and went on to play for them until 1984, helping them to win two FA Cup trophies, and scoring the only goal in the 1980 final. A cultured midfielder at the heart of West Ham's side, he was soon seen as crucial to England's fortunes, helping them to qualify for the World Cup finals in 1982. Brooking recalls the highlights of his career, playing with and against some of the most famous names in the sport, and provides revealing details about life with West Ham and England. His story recalls a time when he was a symbol of solidity during the era of flared trousers, punk, and the turmoil of the Revie regime. Respected by fans and his peers alike, Brooking has been at the forefront of the FA's work to develop the game in recent years, and his views on the future of football are essential reading.

About the Author

Sir Trevor Brooking was born in Barking, Essex, in 1948 and played more than 500 games for West Ham United between 1967 and 1984, winning the FA Cup twice. A cultured midfielder, he was capped by England 47 times. He has been Director of Football Development at the FA since 2003, and was knighted in 2004.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2014

Author

Trevor Brooking

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Hardback
336 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Sport from the Armchair

Autobiography: sport
Football (Soccer, Association football)

ISBN

9781471130441

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