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My England Years by Sir Bobby Charlton
  

My England Years

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After the success of the first part of his fascinating autobiography following his Manchester United years Bobby Charlton is back with the next phase of his phenomenal career. For 22 years he played for his country and was involved in some of the most memorable matches played. From the highs of the 1966 World Cup win to the lows of the Munich Air Disaster Bobby tells it as it was. An inspirational story from a legendary player.

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My England Years by Sir Bobby Charlton

Sir Bobby Charlton is widely acknowledged as the greatest player ever to wear an England shirt. He won a record number of caps and scored a record number of goals. Here, in the second volume of his bestselling autobiography, Sir Bobby talks in detail about his phenomenal career with England.

During the 22 years he played for his country, he was involved in some of the greatest England games of all time, the 9-3 thrashing of Scotland, the 1962 and 1970 World Cup games against the Brazilians, the classic 1970 World Cup quarter-final against West Germany and, of course, the triumph of the 1966 World Cup. Here, for the very first time, Sir Bobby talks openly about his international career and his views on the game. From breaking into the squad at 21, to the highs of '66 and the lows of '70, his story encompasses drama, passion, goals, controversies, classic matches, world-class players, and moments of footballing genius.

A truly inspirational story from a true football legend.

Reviews

'That the book doesn't quite live up to My Manchester United Years isn't a criticism - that it almost reaches the same heights is a sign of just how good a follow-up it is' * FourFourTwo * 'As in volume one, the combination of Charlton's story and the work of James Lawton is unstoppable' * Sunday Times * 'Compelling...beautifully co-authored' * Leo McKinstry, Sunday Telegraph * 'Hailed as one of the best football autobiographies ever... If you love the beautiful game, this is unmissable' * Daily Mail *'


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

28th May 2009

Author

Sir Bobby Charlton

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Publisher

Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Sport
Biography / Autobiography
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Autobiography: sport
Football (Soccer, Association football)

ISBN

9780755316229

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