Description - Football's Great Heroes and Entertainers by Jimmy Greaves
JIMMY GREAVES was a great entertainer and a national hero as a footballer, and is held in equal affection as a television pundit and performer. Now Greavsie reveals the footballers and managers who have given him most entertainment and are his biggest heroes. Greavsie has confined his star-studded assembly to players and managers of his lifetime - dipping fondly back into the days of Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney and Len Shackleton and coming up to date with in-depth analysis of modern masters like Thierry Henry, Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney. Along the way he nods in the direction of his good pals Bobby Moore, Dave Mackay, Billy Wright and, of course, George Best. Footballing gods of the calibre of Pele, di Stefano, Puskas and Maradona naturally win a place in the personal Greaves Hall of Fame. You may not agree with all his selections, but if you are a true football fan you will agree that this is a book that makes you laugh and grips your attention as you take a look at some of FOOTBALL's GREAT HEROES AND ENTERTAINERS.
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Author Biography - Jimmy Greaves
JIMMY GREAVES is a footballing legend. He scored 44 goals in 57 England games. After retiring at 31 he teamed up with Ian St John in the hugely popular Saint and Greavsie Show. Now an outspoken columnist with The Sun, he is constantly in demand as one of the country's most entertaining after-dinner speakers. He lives in Essex with his wife, Irene, and they dote on their four grown children and tribe of grandchildren.