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Football Man: People & Passions in Soccer (Aurum Sports Classics)
Title: Football Man: People & Passions in Soccer (Aurum Sports Classics)
Author: Arthur Hopcraft
SPORTS SOCCER HOP
This was first published in 1968 and is widely recognized as a classic. It is composed primarily of thoughtful, essayistic profiles of the different kinds of men—players, managers, team directors, referees, fans, amateurs, and journalists—who populated the sport then.
Written just two years after England’s ’66 triumph when the national game was at its zenith, Arthur Hopcraft’s The Football Man is repeatedly quoted as the best book ever written about the sport. This definitive, magisterial study of football and society profiles includes interviews with all-time greats like Bobby Charlton, George Best, Alf Ramsay, Stanley Matthews, Matt Busby and Nat Lofthouse. It is a snapshot of a pivotal era in sporting history; changes and decisions were made in the sixties that would create the game we know today.