A life in football - Ian Wright

Jacket Image
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781472123602
Published:
01 Jun 2017
Publisher:
Constable
Dimensions:
384 pages: 196 x 133 x 26mm

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'Wrighty's characteristic honesty means his book is far more engrossing than most bland football memoirs' Sunday Times

Ian Wright, Arsenal legend, England striker and TV pundit extraordinaire, is one of the most interesting and relevant figures in modern football.

His journey from a South London council estate to national treasure is everybody's dream. From Sunday morning football directly to Crystal Palace; from 'boring, boring Arsenal' to inside the Wenger Revolution; from Saturday afternoons on the pitch to Saturday evenings on primetime television; from a week in prison to inspiring youth offenders, Ian will reveal all about his extraordinary life and career.

Ian will also frankly discuss how retirement affects footballers, why George Graham deserves a statue, social media, why music matters, breaking Arsenal's goal-scoring record, racism, the unadulterated joy of playing alongside Dennis Bergkamp and, of course, what he thinks of Tottenham.

Not a standard footballer's autobiography, Ian Wright's memoir is a thoughtful and gripping insight into a Highbury Hero and one of the greatest sports stars of recent years.

Ian Wright, MBE, is an English former professional footballer, turned television and radio personality. Wright enjoyed success with London clubs Crystal Palace and Arsenal, as well as earning 33 caps for the English national team. He also played in the English and Scottish Premier Leagues for West Ham United and Celtic and the Football League for Burnley and Nottingham Forest.