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Billy Wright: A Hero for All Seasons By Norman Giller

Billy Wright: A Hero for All Seasons
by Norman Giller

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
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Pavilion Books
Year published
Number of pages
272
ISBN 10
1861055285
ISBN 13
9781861055286
Prizes
N/A
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