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Eighty at Eighty: An A to Z of Masters from Ali to Zidane

Geoff Hurst

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From the publisher:

1966 legend Sir Geoff Hurst is the only footballer in history to score a World Cup final hat-trick. To mark his 80th birthday, he has named the 80 sportsmen who most inspired and motivated him throughout his life. Sir Geoff, who scored 24 goals in 49 England games, also had a talent for cricket, and has an in-depth knowledge of all the major sports.

His A to Z of sporting heroes covers multiple sports and decades, from Muhammad Ali to Zinedine Zidane. The book is filled with surprising facts, and Sir Geoff challenges you to count how many times you exclaim, 'I didn't know that!' when reading his entertaining and enlightening breakdown on his sporting idols. Writing in collaboration with renowned sports historian Norman Giller, who reported Sir Geoff's West Ham debut in 1960, Hurst personalises each profile with anecdotes that offer a unique insight into the individual.

Pitch Publishing are planning a similar book on the greatest post-war sportswomen, but for now enjoy Sir Geoff Hurst discussing his 80 greatest sportsmen.

The author:

Sir Geoff Hurst has teamed up with renowned sportswriter Norman Giller to write this book. Norman is the author of more than 100 sports books, including 20 written in harness with his close friend Jimmy Greaves, four with Sir Henry Cooper, three with Frank Bruno and best-selling Pitch Publishing classics, The Ali Files and My 70 Years of Spurs. He provides the facts for Sir Geoff Hurst: Eighty At Eighty, while Sir Geoff supplies the feelings.


Pitch Publishing
24 x 16 cm
336 pages
October 2021