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England's Football Legends

Ian Penney

Since the end of World War Two in 1945, many footballers have had the honour of representing England at international level. Some have become household names, while others, despite their achievements, have faded from memory. In this personal selection of 100 England players, Ian Penney has picked out those footballers that he feels are really deserving of the title ‘legend’.

Here, of course, are heroes of every generation, from Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Stanley Matthews to Kevin Keegan, Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne. Here too are stalwarts of the England team, who have had long careers representing their country at the highest level, like Peter Shilton, Stuart Pearce and Tony Adams, among others. The list of legends is sure to provoke debate among football fans, especially with the selection of more modern players like Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen. Ian Penney, in detailed descriptions of each player’s England career, makes the case for their inclusion in his personal hall of fame.

Illustrated with full-page pictures, this lively and highly readable look at the greats that have graced the field of English football is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in our beautiful national game.

About the Author

IAN PENNEY is an experienced writer on football and a Manchester City fan. His previous books include Breedon’s Manchester City: The Mercer-Allison Years (2001) and The Legends of Manchester City (2002).



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