Football Legends | The players who built British football

Football Legends | Len Shackleton

Football's clown prince and soccer genius.

CHANNEL | Radio 5 Live

FIRST BROADCAST | 30 September 1996

DURATION | 19 minutes 48 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1996

Synopsis

Consummate ball control and a showman's instinct made Len Shackleton the crowd's favourite at both Newcastle and Sunderland during the post-war years. Jimmy Armfield speaks to 'Shack' and those who remember his glittering skills, including the former 'Today' presenter Brian Redhead, who recalls a particularly memorable penalty.

Did you know?

Len Shackleton was the first footballer to publish his autobiography. It included a chapter famously titled 'The Average Director's Knowledge of Football' that consisted of a single, blank page.

Contributors

Presenter
Billy Bingham
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Contributor
Len Shackleton
Contributor
Bob Stokoe
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Producer

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