Tony Adams was born in 1966 in Romford, Essex. He signed for Arsenal as a schoolboy in 1980. At just 17 years and 28 days, he made his Arsenal debut, the second-youngest player ever. His full England debut came in 1987, when he also became club captain. He has won three League Championship medals, an FA Cup and European Cup-Winner's Cup medal, captained his country, and was three times Arsenal Player of the Year. Ian Ridley is football correspondent of the 'Independent on Sunday' and has written a bestselling biography of Eric Cantona. Ian himself is a reformed alcoholic and knows Tony Adams better than any other journalist.