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  • Published: 2 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473545663
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 8 hr 53 min
  • Narrator: Bernard Hill
  • RRP: $19.99

1966

My World Cup Story




50 years on, Bobby Charlton takes us on a personal journey back to the greatest moment of his life and the nation's greatest sporting achievement: winning the World Cup

In 1966 England won the World Cup at Wembley. Sir Bobby Charlton, England’s greatest ever player, was there on the pitch. Now, fifty years on, Sir Bobby looks back on the most glorious moment of his life and England's greatest sporting achievement.

In 1966 he takes us through the build-up to the tournament and to the final itself, describing what he saw, what he heard, and what he felt. He explains what it was like to be part of Sir Alf Ramsey’s team, gives us his personal memories of his teammates, the matches, the atmosphere; the emotion of being carried on the wave of a nation’s euphoria and how it felt to go toe-to-toe with some of the foremost footballers to ever play the game. He reveals what it means to be forever defined by one moment; how a life fully lived can come back to one single instance, one day when a man stands side-by-side with his best friends united in a single aim, in front of a watching nation.

  • Published: 2 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473545663
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 8 hr 53 min
  • Narrator: Bernard Hill
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Bobby Charlton

Having survived the trauma of the Munich air disaster aged just 20, Sir Bobby Charlton played as if every game was for his fallen colleagues, recovering from his injuries to reach the pinnacle for both Manchester United and England. Playing as an attacking midfielder Sir Bobby is regarded as one of the greatest footballers the game has ever seen. During his playing career that spanned twenty years he won three League Championships, the FA Cup, the European Cup and the World Cup. With England he played in four World Cups scoring a then-record 49 goals. He is currently a director of Manchester United.

Praise for 1966

Carefully and lovingly told with deeper layers of reflection and wistfulness.

Giles Smith, The Times

It’s gripping stuff… This is a mellow book, the product of many years’ contemplation, and emotional in a way that may surprise you…He has a wonderful story to tell

Markus Berkmann, Daily Mail

Breathtakingly lucid, insistently informative and deeply affecting... It owes much to the presence of that most benign of ghosts, the wonderful James Lawton, who imbues his books not only with an authentic, clear-eyed love of the game but with his gift, spectacular in this particular instance, to bring historic moments into a focus so immediate that one is almost forced to blink

Herald

Thoughtful and reflective...full of fascinating detail.

Mail On Sunday

[A] fascinating inside account of what remains the nation’s greatest sporting achievement.

Choice Magazine

He simply tells the story as it was, with relish and fondness – as you would expect of a man many consider England’s greatest ever footballer.

Dorset Echo

This unique perspective contains some nice stories.

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