Billy Wright: A Hero for All Seasons by Norman Giller

Billy Wright: A Hero for All Seasons by Norman Giller

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Billy Wright captained England 90 times on the way to becoming the first footballer to win 100 international caps. In this text, Norman Giller - who was a close friend - traces his life and times.

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Billy Wright captained England 90 times on the way to becoming the first footballer to win 100 international caps. He was skipper of the all-conquering Wolves team that pioneered European football nights in the 1950s. In A Hero for All Seasons, Norman Giller - who was a close friend - traces his life and times. Billy was the David Beckham of his time. When he married Joy Beverly of the Beverly Sisters in 1959, their wedding stopped the traffic. It received almost as much publicity as the Posh Spice/Becks union 40 years later. A Hero for All Seasons is not only a story of a great sportsman, but also of an era of football that has disappeared from sight. Just one difference: David Beckham earns in just one week more that Billy Wright picked up as a player throughout a 20-year career. The author discusses the many other changes that have occurred to the game since Wright's time, while also exploring his career and his personal life as he rose from humble beginnings to become a folk-hero.

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SKU GOR001677797
Title Billy Wright: A Hero for All Seasons
Author By (author) Norman Giller
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Pavilion Books
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 1861055285
ISBN 13 9781861055286
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

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Billy Wright captained England 90 times on the way to becoming the first footballer to win 100 international caps. He was skipper of the all-conquering Wolves team that pioneered European football nights in the 1950s. In A Hero for All Seasons, Norman Giller - who was a close friend - traces his life and times. Billy was the David Beckham of his time. When he married Joy Beverly of the Beverly Sisters in 1959, their wedding stopped the traffic. It received almost as much publicity as the Posh Spice/Becks union 40 years later. A Hero for All Seasons is not only a story of a great sportsman, but also of an era of football that has disappeared from sight. Just one difference: David Beckham earns in just one week more that Billy Wright picked up as a player throughout a 20-year career. The author discusses the many other changes that have occurred to the game since Wright's time, while also exploring his career and his personal life as he rose from humble beginnings to become a folk-hero.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001677797
Title Billy Wright: A Hero for All Seasons
Author By (author) Norman Giller
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Pavilion Books
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 1861055285
ISBN 13 9781861055286
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.