Jinky: The Biography Of Jimmy Johnstone, Paperback / softback Book

Jinky: The Biography Of Jimmy Johnstone Paperback / softback

Description

Jimmy 'Jinky' Johnstone, was born on the 30th September, 1944, in the district of Bothwell, Scotland.

He enjoyed a wonderful childhood and it was the daily games of schoolboy football in his youth that would define his life and his place in history.

Signed by Celtic in 1963, it's a testimony to Johnstone's magical balance, dribbling skills and sheer athleticism that he managed to play at the highest level for over twelve years without suffering a serious injury.

His ability to make defenders, particularly English ones, look ponderous and muscle-bound in their efforts to stymie his inventiveness and creativity, endeared him to football followers everywhere, even Rangers fans.

He became a footballing legend. Jimmy Johnstone was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2001.

He spent the last years of his life tirelessly researching and campaigning to find a cure for the disease.

He died in March 2006.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages, Section: 8, b/w photos
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: sport
  • ISBN: 9780751539851

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