Lee Sharpe

One of the biggest names in the British game during the nineties, Lee Sharpe is recognised by many as one of the finest players of his generation. He thrived under the management of Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and kept the likes of Ryan Giggs in the shade … Read More

Matt Le Tissier

Matt Le Tissier played youth football on the island and was clearly a class above his team. After a failed trial at Oxford United he signed to Southampton in May 1985. He played his first professional game on 2nd September 1986. From 1986 to retirement in 2002 Matt Le Tissier spent his entire career … Read More

Neil Razor Ruddock

Larger than Life football character with a great sense of humour. Since retiring from professional fopotball Neil has been in demand for all sorts of media from `I`m a Celebrity` to a recent hilarious `Celebrity come dine with me` As a former `hardman` defender he is remembered for … Read More

Norman Whiteside

Norman Whiteside was a classy, powerful player who first emerged on the scene as a precocious teenager. He had great aerial strength and was also good on the floor, making him a real handful for defenders. A Belfast boy, he was spotted by the same scout who discovered … Read More

Paul Fletcher MBE

In 1970 Paul Fletcher became one of the country’s most expensive transfers when he joined Burnley Football Clubfor a Club record fee. During the next ten years Paul Fletcher made over 400 appearances, mostly in the old First Division – now named The Premier League. After gaining four England u23 International caps he was selected … Read More

Paul Merson

Born in London, Paul Merson started his football career at Arsenal in 1984, joining the club as an apprentice. He made his 1st team debut for Arsenal on November 22, 1986 and by the 1988-89 season was a regular on the right wing making his debut for the … Read More

Peter Shilton OBE

Peter Shilton was born in Leicester, September 1949. He started training with his local clubLeicester City aged 13. Within four years, Shilton had forced the legendary Gordon Banks’ own departure from Leicester after the teenager gave the club an ultimatum over which goalkeeper should be first choice. In May 1966, aged 16, Peter Shilton made … Read More

Ron Atkinson

ONE OF BRITAIN’S BEST KNOWN TV PUNDITS AND FORMER MANAGER OF MANCHESTER UNITED IN THE LATE 80’S Ronald Atkinson was born in 1939 and is a former English professional football player and manager. Ron is well known for his time in football management where he had successful spells … Read More

Roy Evans

In August 1974 Liverpool made an addition to their back room staff that led chairman John Smith to say: “We have not made an appointment for the present but for the future. One day Roy Evans will be our manager.” It was a bold statement but one that would … Read More

Sir Geoff Hurst

Born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire in 1941, Geoff Hurst secured his place among the World Cup greats when he became the first player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final (the feat has not been repeated since). Overlooked for the first three World Cup games despite finishing the 1965-66 season as the First Division’s leading … Read More

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