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Gordon Smith [Kindle Edition]

Tony Smith
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Gordon Smith is one of football’s all-time greats. As a player, he was world-class and in a glittering career, he won almost every honour available, played the game with passion and lived life to the full. From his early days playing in the backstreets of Montrose, Gordon Smith went on to become a key member of Hibernian’s Famous Five, winning the League three times and mesmerising opponents with his silky skills. At his best, he was simply unbeatable. After eighteen magnificent years with Hibs, Gordon went on to create the unique record of winning the League with two more clubs, Hearts and then Dundee. He also played for Scotland and captained his country, one of the proudest moments of his illustrious career. Off the pitch, Gordon Smith was a private man who rarely courted publicity but had a love of music, film, travel and fast cars. He regularly holidayed in Cannes at the height of its glamour in the 1950s, was close friends with many well-known personalities, like jazz legend Sidney Bechet and Open Champion Bobby Locke, and even had dinner with Brigitte Bardot. Gordon Smith – Prince of Wingers is the remarkable story of one of football’s greatest stars, told for the first time by someone who knew him better than most, his son Tony.

About the Author

Tony Smith lives by the coast in East Lothian near the seaside town of North Berwick with his partner Louise and their two girls Marly and Jaiden, and two boys Danaan and Cale. He is a professional musician specialising in piano and keyboards with a studio based in the family home.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 697 KB
  • Print Length: 355 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 184502351X
  • Publisher: Black & White Publishing (8 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078XH85M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #231,478 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 25 Oct 2011
By avril
Format:Hardcover
My husband wanted to read this book on recommendation from friend. He thought it the best book he ever read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars At last... 5 Dec 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
a biography of one of the greatest footballers of all time, by his son Tony. I always knew that Gordon Smith had class, both on and off the pitch, and this book proves it. I had no idea he was such a jazz fan - that must have made him something of a rarity in the world of football... In his extraordinary career, Smith won League Championship medals with Hibs, Hearts and Dundee, was a pioneer, along with his Hibs team mates, in European Cup football, also playing in Europe with Hearts and, incredibly, Dundee, at the age of thirty-seven in a fantastic run during the 1962-63 season. They don't make them like Gordon Smith any more. A quibble - the Kindle edition has no photographs. Perhaps this should be flagged up by Amazon, so the customer can take an informed choice between the Kindle and hardcover editions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent player - excellent book 14 Dec 2012
By duncan
Format:Paperback
Three Scottish league championship medals with three different clubs, Gordon Smith certainly deserves to have his story told ... and this book does not let him down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great player and seemingly, a nice man. 22 Jun 2014
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A good biography of the greast Gordon Smith. I'm too young to have ever seen him play, but being a Jambo, I had to read this to find out why Hearts signed him in the first place! Recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars hibs fan 26 Feb 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
my husband has been a hibs fan for more than 50 years and was thrilled to bits with good read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 12 July 2013
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This is a great read all credit going to the author . It must be difficult to write objectively about your Dad (especially when he was a much loved genius ).
The final chapters were especially poignant writing about the deaths of your parents ( when they both passed in such a cruel way ).
I must admit I never put it down and would recommend it all true football addicts.
George Hunter.
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