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1966 My World Cup Story by Sir Bobby Charlton
  

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In 1966 England won the World Cup at Wembley. Sir Bobby Charlton, England's greatest ever player, was there on the pitch. In this book, he looks back on the most glorious moment of his life and England's greatest sporting achievement. He also explains what it was like to be part of Sir Alf Ramsey's team. He reveals what it means to be forever defined by one moment; how a life fully lived can come back to one single instance, one day when a man stands side-by-side with his best friends united in a single aim, in front of a watching nation.

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1966 My World Cup Story by Sir Bobby Charlton

In 1966 England won the World Cup at Wembley. Sir Bobby Charlton, England's greatest ever player, was there on the pitch. Now, fifty years on, Sir Bobby looks back on the most glorious moment of his life and England's greatest sporting achievement. In 1966 he takes us through the build-up to the tournament and to the final itself, describing what he saw, what he heard, and what he felt. He explains what it was like to be part of Sir Alf Ramsey's team, gives us his personal memories of his teammates, the matches, the atmosphere; the emotion of being carried on the wave of a nation's euphoria and how it felt to go toe-to-toe with some of the foremost footballers to ever play the game.

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'Carefully and lovingly told with deeper layers of reflection and wistfulness.' -- Giles Smith The Times


About the Author

Sir Bobby Charlton was born in 1937 in Ashington, Northumberland. He joined Manchester United as a professional in 1954 and made his first team debut in October 1956. He was voted European Player of the Year in 1966 and won the FA Cup, three Division One championships and the European Cup with United. He joined the board of the club in 1984, a position he still holds today. Bobby Charlton was a key member of the victorious England World Cup side of 1966. He was awarded the OBE in 1969, the CBE in 1973 and was knighted in 1994, the first footballer to gain such an honour since Sir Stanley Matthews in 1965.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd June 2016

Author

Sir Bobby Charlton

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Publisher

Yellow Jersey Press an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Hardback
320 pages

Categories

Sport from the Armchair
Biography / Autobiography

Autobiography: sport

ISBN

9780224100496

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