Don Megson : A Life in Football, Paperback Book


Don Megson was one of the best English fullbacks of his generation, and in this book, he recounts many of the most memorable moments from his thirty year career in football as a player and manager.

Best remembered for the seventeen years he spent at Sheffield Wednesday, Don made his professional debut in 1959 at the relatively old age of twenty three.

Over the next decade, he marshalled the Owls to five consecutive top six finishes, captained them to the 1966 FA Cup Final, and travelled the world.

Strong, athletic, and persistent, his performances emphasised a determination to succeed that delivered over 400 appearances. Don is also fondly remembered by fans of Bristol Rovers as the manager who went twenty seven games unbeaten as he guided the team to the Second Division for the first time in over a decade, playing exciting and direct football.

He took large strides to modernise the club before he became the first English manager to leave a team to manage in the North American Soccer League with the Portland Timbers, where he battled against the stars of the New York Cosmos. An honest assessment of footballing life in the swinging sixties, this book recalls the unique atmosphere of football's golden decade with humour and a mischievous energy.

It is not to be missed.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 20 photographs
  • Publisher: Vertical Editions
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  • Category: Autobiography: sport
  • ISBN: 9781904091899



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