The Remarkable Story of Fred Spiksley – The First Working-Class Football Hero

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Author(s): Mark Metcalf

SKU: 9781526775313 Barcode: 9781526775313

A revised edition of this book, previously published under the title, Flying Over an Olive Grove, which tells the story of Fred Spiksley, one of the earliest football superstars who was famed for his goalscoring exploits at Gainsborough Trinity and Sheffield Wednesday. Spiksley later achieved great success as a revolutionary coach winning titles at clubs in Sweden, Mexico, the USA and Germany, all in spite of his problems away from the field of play as he was an addicted gambler and womaniser. Published in 2021.

Size: 156mm x 234mm – 247 pages.