Football Legends | The players who built British football
CHANNEL | Radio 5 Live
FIRST BROADCAST | 14 October 1996
DURATION | 19 minutes 58 seconds
Swansea-born winger Cliff Jones talks about belonging to a football dynasty, the remarkable crop of soccer talent that his Welsh home town produced in the 1950s and playing for the British Army during the war years. Alongside the legendary Danny Blanchflower and Dave Mackay, Jones was part of the Spurs team that took the League and FA Cup double in the 1960/61 season and went on to become the first English side to win a European trophy with the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1963.
In sharp contrast to today's high-earning players, Jones relates how he was taking home £85 a week at the height of his football career, with Tottenham manager Bill Nicholson paying the side bonuses of £4 for a win and £2 for a draw.
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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