Sir Geoff Hurst, from his vantage point as a true national hero and international football ambassador a and still the only man ever to score a hat-trick in a World Cup Final a risks controversy as he narrows down football's finest to a select 50 in this brilliant new book. From unerringly consistent shot-stoppers to explosively temperamental forwards, not to mention the odd libero, false nine and wing half, the list brings together the greats of every shape, size and position. Sir Geoff brings many first-hand tales of former teammates and rivals, along with tributes of those heas admired from the terraces. Each entry is accompanied by a photo of the player in their prime. Is Franz Beckenbauer preferred to England's heroic Bobby Moore? Has Messi managed to edge ahead of his countryman Diego Maradona? Have Bale or Suarez done enough to make the cut? This absorbing book from one of the great icons of the British game is a must-read for football fans everywhere - and the likely start of many forthright debates...In the media cauldron of Madrid it takes a confident personality to flourish and one thing Ronaldo has never been accused of is lacking ... Ronaldo settled immediately, scoring five times in his first four league matches, and this strike rate barely slipped over the course of the season. He notched up 26 goals in just 29 league appearances and finished up as the cluba#39;s top scorer in all competitions with 33.
|Title||:||Geoff Hurst's 50 Greatest Footballers of All Time|
|Publisher||:||Icon Books - 2014-11-06|