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A life in football: my autobiography

A life in football: my autobiography

Wright, Ian, 1963- author; Bradley, Lloyd, 1955- author

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 reveals all about his life and career in this book

Book. English.
All formats and editions (2)
Published London: Constable, 2017
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Ian Wright with Lloyd Bradley
ISBN: 1472123603, 9781472123602
Note: Originally published: 2016.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: viii, 376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Subject: Wright, Ian, 1963-; Biography.; Soccer players England Biography.

Author note

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.

Back cover copy

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

Ian Wright is one of the most fascinating and important figures in modern football. His journey from a South London council estate to national treasure is everyone'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; from punditry and back again, Ian reveals all about his extraordinary life and career.

But that's only half of the story. In this unputdownable autobiography, Ian Wright frankly discusses how retirement affects footballers; the rise of agents; why George Graham deserves a statue; social media; why music matters; breaking Arsenal's goal-scoring record; racism in and out of the game; and the unadulterated joy of playing alongside Dennis Bergkamp.

A Life in Football is a thoughtful and entertaining insight into one of the greatest and most idiosyncratic sports stars of recent years.