Football Legends | The players who built British football
CHANNEL | Radio 5 Live
FIRST BROADCAST | 21 October 1996
DURATION | 23 minutes 18 seconds
One of the most versatile players in English football history, 'Gentleman' George Hardwick was captain of both Middlesbrough and England and led a post-war combined Great Britain team to victory against a Rest of Europe side in 1947. He was player-manager at Oldham Athletic and manager of Sunderland AFC and Gateshead. In this programme, Hardwick looks back at his career, recalling his achievements both on and off the pitch. He also explains the thinking behind his famous moustache.
George Hardwick died after a lengthy illness on 19 April 2004, aged 84. His widow, Jennifer, set up the George Hardwick Foundation to provide advice and support for unpaid carers of sick, frail or disabled family members, friends or partners.
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The Clarets' favourite son.
Tottenham's 'Welsh Wizard'.
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England's greatest ever centre-forward.
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The game's first £100-a-week player.
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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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