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Roy of the Rovers: The Official Autobiography of Roy of the Rovers [Hardcover]

Roy Race

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9 Oct 2014 Roy of the Rovers

The greatest story ever told by the world's most beloved sportsman, Roy of the Rovers, in his own words for the first time.

For 44 years, Roy Race bestrode the world of football. As captain and later player-manager of Melchester Rovers, in a career of unprecedented majesty and extraordinary length, he knew the glory of 9 league titles, 8 FA Cup victories, 3 European Cups, and countless international appearances for England.

But only now is he ready to tell his own story.

Candid, emotional, optimistic, and never less than inspiring, the autobiography of the man all fans of the game know simply as 'Roy of the Rovers' will lay bare for the first time the truth behind soccer's ultimate fairy tale story.

The shocking details of the five terrifying kidnappings that threatened to blight his playing career; the stomach-churning murder attempt in 1980, which left Roy in a life-threatening coma; the sickening car bomb attack that tragically killed 8 of Roy's team-mates while on a pre-season tour of Basran; the devastation of losing his wife, former Melchester club secretary Penny Laine, who died in a car accident that brought Roy closer than ever to quitting the game he loved.

And finally the horrific helicopter crash in 1993 that resulted in the amputation of Roy's legendary left foot, finally bringing the curtain down on his sensational, game-clinching, goalscoring exploits.

From the first page to the last, it's Roy of the Rovers stuff.

The greatest story ever told, by the world's most beloved sportsman.

Roy of the Rovers. In his own words.


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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Century (9 Oct 2014)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1780893299
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780893297
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 24 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,010 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Book Description

The greatest story ever told by the world's most beloved sportsman, Roy of the Rovers, in his own words for the first time.

About the Author

Roy Race was brought up surrounded by football. In 1955 he signed schoolboy forms for Melchester Rovers and, at sixteen, Roy made his first appearance for Melchester Rovers. He would go on to have the longest and most celebrated careers in world football.

He has a son, Roy, and two daughters, Melinda and Diana.


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