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We have the best football biographies and autobiographies available at unbelievable prices. They follow the careers of the best football players of all time and modern superstars and give an insight into their lives - both on and off the pitch.

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We have the best football biographies and autobiographies available at unbelievable prices. They follow the careers of the best football players of all time and modern superstars and give an insight into their lives - both on and off the pitch.

  • My Life in Football

    Kevin Keegan

    Product Code: KEVN
    Hardback
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    You will love it when you read Kevin Keegan's autobiography! Love it!

    Fifty years after making his professional debut, Kevin Keegan looks over a glittering football career that saw him win trophies galore while playing for Liverpool and Hamburg and be named as England captain. He also recalls the ups and downs of his managerial career - from being the man in charge of the Newcastle team known as 'The Entertainers' to his unhappy time in charge of the national team.

    For the first time, he also reveals the shattering truth about his return to St James Park during the Mike Ashley era. Honest, brave, bold and funny, this is a moving account of an incredible life in the constantly changing world of football.
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  • Supersub

    David Fairclough

    Product Code: AOMUC
    Hardback
    David Fairclough started just 92 games in an eight year Liverpool career yet his standing as one of the most famous goalscorers in the club's illustrious history is without question. Another 66 appearances as substitute boosted his Anfield career total and it was for his role as Liverpool's number 12 for which he is best remembered. Fairclough was, and always will be, the original 'Supersub'. Yet, it is a moniker he loved and loathed in equal measure and one he felt ultimately held him back in his career. In this refreshingly candid autobiography Fairclough relives the highs and lows of a colourful career. He recalls his meteoric rise to stardom and the priceless contribution he made to the Liverpool's remarkable success under Bob Paisley. From his key role against St Etienne on arguably Anfield's greatest night, through a career that witnessed 19 major trophies, Fairclough lifts the lid on what life was really like for him in the Anfield dressing room of that time, his often fraught relationship with Paisley and explains the psychological burden of being cast as 'the outsider looking in'. In an evocative collaboration with journalist Mark Platt, Fairclough's story is at once a compelling insight into one of the greatest teams in football history, populated by the great players whom David played with and against, and the gripping and characteristically honest memoir of one of Liverpool's most popular sons.
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  • Alex Ferguson My Autobiography

    Alex Ferguson

    Product Code: ALNDM
    Paperback
    Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised. The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager. Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting and accessible way for the general reader than Sir Alex does here. MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is revealing, endlessly entertaining and above all inspirational.
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  • I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Product Code: AHQZK
    Paperback
    I am Zlatan - is the explosive, critically-acclaimed memoir of Zlatan Ibrahimovich, one of the world's most gifted and controversial footballers. 'Why be a Fiat when you can be a Ferrari?' Welcome to planet Zlatan. This is the story of how a Swedish outsider rose from poverty to become a football genius. In his own inimitable style, Zlatan recalls every struggle, every goal, and every training ground bust-up on his journey to dominate the world's top clubs, including Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. Full of wicked one-liners and amazing stories, Zlatan lifts the lid on some of the biggest names in football, including Guardiola, Mourinho and Messi. Moving, funny and totally frank, I am Zlatan is a remarkable story of genuine hardship and unimaginable success. It is unlike any autobiography you have ever read. For fans of The Secret Footballer and Football Manager Stole My Life this no holds barred football memoir is every bit as dramatic and revealing as Roy Keane's classic autobiography. "The best footballer's autobiography of recent years is probably I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic...". (Simon Kuper, author of Why England Always Lose). "Eagerly awaited, not least because Ibra seems to be spoiling for a fight on every other page. 'Dynamite' said one Swedish reporter". (Daily Mail on I am Zlatan).
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  • Trautmann's Journey

    Catrine Clay

    Product Code: ABBKP
    Paperback
    'He was the best goalkeeper I ever played against' - Bobby Charlton. Every football fan knows the legend of Bert Trautmann. Fifteen minutes from the end of the 1956 FA Cup Final, Trautmann - the goalkeeper for Manchester City - falls spectacularly mid-tackle. He continues to play on to the end of the game, ensuring Manchester City win the cup. An X-ray later reveals a broken neck. But there is more to this legend than a plucky goalkeeper. Bert Trautmann was born Bernhardt Trautmann in Germany in 1923. Brought up in a country already in the grip of National Socialism, he joined the Hitler Youth at the age of ten and went to fight for the Vaterland when he was seventeen. Despite enduring inconceivable hardships in the name of war, Trautmann continued to believe wholeheartedly in the cause. Until one day he stumbled into enemy territory to be greeted by the words, 'Fancy a cup of tea, Fritz?'. What follows is an extraordinary story of transformation. Bernhardt - a Nazi living in a POW camp in Cheshire - becomes Bert. From an amateur footballer working on a bomb disposal unit in Liverpool, to celebrated Manchester City goalkeeper adored by thousands, Catrine Clay charts Trautmann's conversion from Hitler Youth star to all-England football hero, mirroring Europe's own journey through the horrors of war to a fragile post-war peace. Nominated for a British Sports Book Award.
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  • Back from the Brink

    Paul McGrath

    Product Code: AACRV
    Paperback
    Paul McGrath is Ireland's best loved sportsman and also its least understood. An iconic football presence during a professional career stretching over 14 years, he played for his country in the European Championship finals of 1988 and the World Cup finals of 1990 and 1994. But, behind the implied glamour of life in the employ of great English clubs like Manchester United and Aston Villa, McGrath wrestled with a range of destructive emotions that made his success in the game little short of miraculous. That story has until now never been told. It is a story that runs from a hard, hidden childhood spent in Dublin's orphanages all the way to the pain of two marriage break-ups and the struggle to cope with life after football. Quite apart from his all too public struggle with alcoholism, the story runs through the surreal highs and calamitous lows of a life lived habitually on the edge of chaos. It is not just a football story. It is an extraordinary human story that is certain to surprise with its candour. Here, for the first time, read about the father he never met; the mother whose love never died; the routine loneliness and ritual bullying endured by a black kid growing up behind closed doors in 1960s Dublin; the emotional breakdown suffered on leaving that institution; the recovery that - remarkably - brought him all the way to Old Trafford; the rollercoaster ride that followed. Here, the guilt, fear, self-loathing are all laid bare in a story fired with hope and determination for the future. It may well be the most candid sports book ever written.
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  • You Don't Remember Me, Do You?

    Terry Conroy

    Product Code: AOLKL
    Hardback
    Stoke City legend Terry Conroy lifts the lid on how the great Potters side of the early 70s took on the giants of the day in epic encounters, and often won. How they almost won the league, and proved worthy opponents of Europe's finest; and how the fans' favourite ginger winger scored one and created the other goal in Stoke's first major trophy win at Wembley. Terry's tales take in Hudson, Greenhoff and Banks, Best, Charlton and Redknapp. He talks about his rollercoaster international career with the Republic of Ireland, both as player and as assistant - and also reveals the cost of playing with cortisone injections, the impact of a drinking culture on the club's potential success, and how he won his own personal battles. A fabulous story of a life lived to the full - a delight for all Stoke City fans, lovers of 1970s culture and football supporters in general.
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  • Moody Blue

    Marco Negri

    Product Code: AMZIU
    Hardback
    Marco Negri was born to score goals - though little did he know that 13 years after cutting his teeth with Serie A side Udinese, he would become a cult hero in Scotland. When Walter Smith shelled out GBP3.5million, snatching the 27-year-old from the grasps of the Italian superpowers, Rangers fans were in for a mighty shock. Negri smashed in 33 goals in his first 29 games, breaking goalscoring records galore in tandem with Gascoigne and Laudrup. A match made in heaven? Perhaps not, as an eye injury was soon to halt this goal-grabbing juggernaut. Frustrating injuries, reports of unrest and loan deals ruled the remainder of his time at Ibrox. Neverthless, Marco Negri's name was already written in Rangers history, his cult status as inevitable as fans' tantalising tales of what might have been. For the first time, here is the astonishing story of one of football's most enigmatic characters.
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  • In My Blood

    Danny Higginbotham

    Product Code: AMZHD
    Hardback
    DANNY HIGGINBOTHAM has always been honest. What he lacked in natural ability as a footballer, he made up for in raw passion and commitment.He started his football education under the greatest - Sir Alex Ferguson - at hisbeloved Manchester United. After a headline-making loan spell in Belgium, heembarked on an eventful career journey, taking in stops at high-flying Derby County, Southampton, Sunderland and Stoke City.Sharing Premier League dressing rooms and pitches with some big names, heexperienced both sides of the modern game - from the gut-wrenching agony ofrelegation to the champagne moments of reaching Wembley.Along the way, he worked under charismatic bosses like Jim Smith, Harry Redknapp and Roy Keane - who delivered the most bizarre team talk he's ever heard. At Stoke, he learned about the team-bonding tricks of Tony Pulis.It was Pulis who recognised Higginbotham's leadership potential and gave him the armband. Backed by the formidable passion of the fans, Higgy epitomised the never-say-die spirit that made the Britannia Stadium a formidable - and occasionally controversial - place to visit.With the ultimate prize in sight, little did he know that his finest moment in thegame would immediately be followed by his worst - spelling the end of his love affair with playing football. As honest and whole-hearted as his career on the pitch 'Rise Of The Underdog' is the entertaining inside story of how an ordinary lad worked his way up the professional ladder, learning the lessons it takes to survive at the highest level of the English game.
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  • My Autobiography

    John McGovern

    Product Code: ACTBR
    Hardback
    The autobiography of Nottingham Forest's legendary and twice European Cup-winning former captain, John McGovern. In the book McGovern talks in detail about playing under the great Brian Clough during the glory days at Forest and Derby and the true story of what happened at Leeds for whom he was signed by Clough during his controversial 44-day reign infamously brought to life in The Damned United. McGovern also talks about his battle to make it in football despite a disability caused by a missing muscle in his back in this riveting and inspirational read.
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  • Theo: Growing Up Fast

    Theo Walcott

    Product Code: AEVLA
    Paperback
    When the name of Theo Walcott was included in the England squad for the 2006 World Cup, shock waves ran through the football world. But no one was more surprised than Theo himself. Five years later, Theo Walcott is one of the most recognizable names in football. As the English heart of the brilliant young Arsenal team, he has become a firm favourite at the Emirates Stadium. He represents everything that is good about the beautiful game: a player with his feet on the ground, but lightning quick on the field. He carries the expectations of the nation on his shoulders, especially since one night in Croatia made him the youngest player in history to score a hat-trick for England. It has been an incredible adventure, an unbelievable story for a quiet boy from a small village who only started playing football when he was 10. But how does it feel for your dreams to come true? In "Theo: Growing Up Fast", Theo Walcott takes you right inside his world.
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  • The Damned Utd

    David Peace

    Product Code: AAGNA
    Paperback

    During the 1970s, Brian Clough was one of football's biggest personalities and most successful managers. In 1974, he took over at Leeds United, a club that was home to a generation of fiercely competitive but ageing players such as Billy Bremner. His time as manager would either make or break the club - or him. Author David Peace claims this novel is "fiction based on fact", and describes Clough's 44 tumultuous days in charge at Elland Road in extraordinarily inventive detail. The Damned Utd was released to tremendous critical acclaim and is often lauded as one of the best football novels of all time. In 2009, it was adapted into a film starring Michael Sheen as 'Old Big Head'.

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  • Gerrard

    Steven Gerrard

    Product Code: AAGIK
    Paperback
    Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team. Here, for the first time, he tells the story of his lifelong obsession with football, in an honest and revealing book which captures the extraordinary camaraderie, the soul-destroying tensions and the high-octane thrills of the modern game as never before. Born in the Liverpool suburb of Huyton in 1980, Steven first joined Liverpool as a YTS trainee and played his first game for the first team aged just 18. His career has gone from strength to strength ever since and he is now the team's captain and its lynchpin. Liverpool's incredible comeback in the Champions' League final in Istanbul in May 2005, recovering from a 3-goal deficit against AC Milan to win on penalties, is testament to the amazing power Gerrard has over his team. His presence on the pitch is a force to be reckoned with and places him amongst the very first rank of players in the world. A relatively private figure, Steven has rarely spoken out in public. Now, his legions of fans will be allowed an intimate glimpse of what makes their hero tick. He speaks for the first time about the torturous will-he-won't-he Chelsea rumours and his undying passion for Liverpool. We experience first-hand the highs of winning in Istanbul and elsewhere, as well as the occasional lows of being parted from his much-loved family and friends. And of course, the book contains a full blow-by-blow account of England's world cup campaign in Germany 2006. Steven Gerrard's book is the definitive football autobiography. Like its subject, it's honest, passionate and exhilarating. If Steven Gerrard isn't your hero yet, by the time you've read this he will be...
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  • Cantona

    Philippe Auclair

    Product Code: AAFDK
    Paperback
    'An artist, in my eyes, is someone who can lighten up a dark room. I have never and will never find difference between the pass from Pele to Carlos Alberto in the final of the World Cup in 1970, and the poetry of the young Rimbaud' - Eric Cantona Football, and art. Eric Cantona - legend, maverick, troubled artist or just plain trouble - never saw a need to make a distinction between the two. For all the heat and noise surrounding his infamous Crystal Palace 'kung-fu kick', it is for the sheer exuberant beauty of his play that Eric Cantona is chiefly remembered by English football fans. At Leeds United he transformed the team into title contenders, but became a true talisman at Manchester United, where to this day fans sing of 'King Eric'. And yet the effortless style of Cantona's play could not hide a darker side to his temperament. In his own words, 'I play with passion and fire. I have to accept that sometimes, this fire does harm.' Leading French football journlist Philippe Auclair has interviewed over 200 key protagonists in Cantona's career, searching for the man behind the myth. Marrying a deep knowledge of Cantona's impact on the pitch with soulful, pin-sharp insight into the heart and inner thoughts of this most complex of characters, this is nothing less than the definitive biography of a one-time rebel of the French game, who rose to be the King of Old Trafford. 'I'd give all the champagne I've ever drunk to be playing alongside Cantona in a big European match at Old Trafford' - George Best.
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