The Team of '66 England's World Cup Winners
- Jim Morris
15th May 2014
Covering the whole squad, including key unsung members of the backroom team, and the inspiring figure of Sir Alf Ramsey, The Team of '66 explores the very different individuals who pulled together to create one of the iconic moments in Britain's post-war history. Under the peerless captaincy of Sir Bobby Moore, England team made it past highly fancied opponents to face the greatest challenge of all - the Germans, past masters in tournament success. With a portrait of each player, man by man, this book examines their backgrounds and personalities to piece together the ingredients of a world-beating team. Far removed from the multi-millionaire playboy players of today, England's team of '66 had what it takes. They didn't just do it the English way with mud, sweat and tears - they gelled into a team of steely confidence and true inspiration. The Team of '66 shows how, and what we can learn. And just when they think it's all over, the book reflects on the questions: What do England's team today need to go all the way to the final in Brazil 2014? And what does it take to succeed at the highest level, in sport or life, like those famous figures from '66: Moore, Charlton (J.) , Charlton (B.), Banks and Hurst...