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  • Published: 18 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781907195631
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256


The Robbie Savage Autobiography

The no-holds-barred memoirs of wayward Welsh international footballer Robbie Savage

Robbie Savage could have been just another Manchester United reject. Instead, he used the Old Trafford scrapheap as a springboard to become one of the most instantly recognisable footballers in the Premier League, despite being told by Sir Alex Ferguson he was not good enough to stay in the class of '92 alongside David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Gary Neville.

For the last 16 years, Savage has carved out a reputation as a hard man and wind-up merchant with an unerring ability to grab a headline. From deliberately getting Tottenham's Justin Edinburgh sent off in a Wembley Cup final to the 'Jobbiegate' row with referee Graham Poll and the bust-ups with John Toshack, Rio Ferdinand, Graeme Souness and Paul Jewell, the list is endless.

Yet numerous footballing legends will testify to the skill of the midfielder, who has starred for Crewe, Leicester, Birmingham, Blackburn and Derby and won 39 international caps for Wales. Behind the long blond hair, the Armani tattoo and the flamboyant cars, Savage has always been the heartbeat of his team.

Savage! provides a unique insight into the extraordinary life of an elite sportsman, a colourful character and loving family man. Love him or loathe him, Robbie Savage's story is a remarkable one.

  • Pub date: 18 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781907195631
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Authors

Robbie Savage

In a football career that spanned two decades, Robbie Savage played for a number of English clubs, including Leicester City, Blackburn Rovers and Derby County, and won 39 international caps for Wales. Since his retirement from the game in 2011, Robbie has focused on a media career that has seen him commentating on various matches and appear on high-profile television shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and Celebrity Juice.

Janine Self

Janine Self has been a reporter for The Sun since 1995. She has known Robbie Savage since he played for Leicester City (1997-2002) and has reported on most of his controversial exploits over the years.

Praise for Savage!

“Enraging yet hilarious, Savage! the book is just like the man himself: never boring. Football would be poorer without him”


“An explosive autobiography”

Daily Mirror

“Savage has become a character of the game with enough anecdotes to warrant a collection of books. This'll do for a start, though. (****)”

Irish Daily Star on Sunday

“A fast-paced autobiography . . . an honest, enjoyable book”

Henry Winter, Daily Telegraph

“A humorous and touching account of [Savage's] career to date”

Football Punk

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