Flight to Bogota – England's Football Rebel, Neil Franklin

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Author(s): John Leonard

SKU: 9781785316548 Barcode: 9781785316548

The incredible story of one of the most infamous episodes in English sporting history, when a group of British footballers turned their backs on club and country before the 1950 World Cup, tempted by high wages in Colombian football. This was a rebellion led by first choice England centre-half Neil Franklin and this book charts how the players were secretly lured away from Britain, their struggles to adapt to Colombian life and the fallout following their return to the UK. Published in 2020.

Size: 141mm x 216mm – 256 pages.