Football Legends | The players who built British football
CHANNEL | Radio 5 Live
FIRST BROADCAST | 30 September 1996
DURATION | 19 minutes 48 seconds
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.
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.
One of England's greatest players on his regrets at retiring at 50.
The record-breaking 'Lion of Vienna', who could 'run, shoot and head'.
Football's clown prince and soccer genius.
The Clarets' favourite son.
Tottenham's 'Welsh Wizard'.
Middlesbrough's left-back with the famous moustache.
England's greatest ever centre-forward.
'Last Minute Reilly' - Scotland's greatest striker.
The game's first £100-a-week player.
'It's a funny old game.'
England's 1966 hero recalls the match that changed his life.
How the Leeds and England player could have been a career miner.
The striker fans called 'The King'.
Top goalkeeper Pat Jennings remembers his long career.
The captain of the 'Lisbon Lions'.
The low-profile World Cup hero.
Player, manager and one of the 'Busby Babes'.
England's greatest goalkeeper.
Footballing royalty in conversation.
Honours at Spurs and an Indian summer at Derby County.
Soccer superstar of the 1970s.
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