Football Legends | The players who built British football
CHANNEL | Radio 5 Live
FIRST BROADCAST | 20 October 1997
DURATION | 19 minutes 41 seconds
Pat Jennings was snapped up to appear for English club Watford while still a teenager after playing from an early age in Northern Ireland. He went on to spend 13 seasons at Tottenham Hotspur and a further eight at Arsenal. He won a record number of caps for Northern Ireland and played in over 1,000 top-level games. However, he could have settled for a very different life as a forester in his home town of Newry, a career he had already started before his football skills took him down another path.
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