Jackie Sewell (HB)

Jackie Sewell (HB)

Ref No: 9781859838761

Details: Author: Keith Dixon

Type: Books

RRP: £16.99
Price: £13.99

This is a fascinating biography of Aston Villa hero, Jackie Sewell.  Based on hours of indepth interviews with Jackie, this title tells the story of the footballer who was 'worth his weight in gold.'  Aston Villa Football Club is steeped in football history and many books have been written on the successes of 'The Villans.'   Alongside their achievements on the field, they have produced a number of star players who have made significant contributions to football history.

One such player is the unsung hero, Jackie Sewell.  Hel enjoyed his most successful period as a professional footballer at Villa Park but he also graced the fields of English football with Notts County and Sheffield Wednesday.  In 1950, he was transferred from Nottingham to Sheffield for a world record fee and was known as the footballer who was 'worth his weight in gold.'  This biography is based on in-depth interviews with Jackie in his Nottingham home and delving through his massive collection of football memorabilia - the book includes photographs of previously never seen personal memorabilia that Jackie has stored meticulously and kept private until now.

Jackie pioneered soccer in three African Countries, establishing the coaching programmes which have now resulted in virtually every current Premier League side having an African contingent of players.   In 1953 the England International side were acknowledged as being the 'world champions' until one fateful day at Wembley when they were crushed 6-3 by the then Olympic champions, Hungary.  Jackie talks openly about his memories of that game and the reasons why England were so heavily defeated.  Without doubt, 87-year-old Jackie has some fascinating recollections of football in the 50s and is not afraid to tell his explosive story.  This book is a must for all football fans but particularly supporters of Notts County, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa and Hull City (where Jackie ended his career) as it will transport you to a time when the game was bigger than the players and when success was not measured purely in monetary terms.


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